Autism Advocacy and Research Misses the Mark if Autistic People are Left Out

Digital Promise

Autistic self-advocacy organizations and autistic activists have long criticized autism awareness initiatives. Some 11 years ago, autistic activist, Ari Ne’eman, then president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), successfully campaigned to shut down a stigmatising campaign posted on billboards and other sites in New York City. It is time to listen to, and learn from, autistic people’s experiences and expertise – with regard to research, practice and advocacy.

Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Effective Advocacy. This has been the core of the open source software advocacy strategy – not appeals to altruism, and certainly not moralizing grandstanding – but a rational, self-interested explanation of why a business would benefit from adopting the open source model. Preface. Here’s a trivia question for you: which American organization has produced the largest number of open textbooks?

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TCEA 2017: E-Rate Experts Urge Advocacy

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut With a new administration, FCC funds are safe — for now. Budgeting Funding Investment Management Networking Procurement

Online Education Advocacy Group Launches as Dept. of Ed Proposes Loosening Regulations

Edsurge

To advocate for and on behalf of effective online teaching and learning practices, four organizations are joining forces to establish the National Council for Online Education. The partnership linking the Online Learning Consortium, Quality Matters, University Professional and Continuing Education Association and WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies has been in the works for about a year, says Deb Adair, executive director of Quality Matters.

The New Librarian: Using advocacy to promote leadership

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : Welcome to our new series, The New Librarian. In this series, we will be profiling innovative and award-winning library media specialists who will share their favorite tools, lessons, and advice. If you are or know a librarian we should write about, send a note to eullman@eschoolmedia.com.] . As innovation coordinator for instructional technology, information & library media at Parkway School District in St.

New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.

Edsurge

Indeed, last week saw the launch of “ Ban Facial Recognition on Campus ,” a nationwide campaign from the nonprofit advocacy organizations Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. These advocacy efforts in K-12 schools, she adds, may have influenced the new college campaign.

Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

Edsurge

An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Department of Justice opposing the proposed merger of two of the world’s largest textbook publishers, Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. The 49-page brief argues that the merger would hurt competition, limit innovation and could lead to an eventual “platform monopoly” in education, just as Facebook dominates social networking.

Continuing Advocacy Programs and Forging New Partnerships Are Keys to Creating Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez With the help of corporations and communities, schools are stepping up to bridge the homework gap. Access Points Networking Wi-Fi

Opportunities, Coding Advocacy and Credibility

RafranzDavis.com

In a perfect world, all teachers would not only have the desire to be instructionally creative but also the freedom to do so. Academic excellence would not be based on test scores but on the backs of students excitedly learning and basking in the glow of the learning process.

CUE Legislative Update – November 2019

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Legislative Advocacy News AdvocacyThe post CUE Legislative Update – November 2019 appeared first on CUE, Inc.

Student-driven Public Advocacy Improves RI School Transportation Equity

Learning401

Learning401shoutout to our allies at the Providence Student Union- who share ourcommitment to giving voice to the public that is public school, in particular those persons who have the biggest stake in Rhode Island''s future: our youth. More than making more Providence students eligible for free public transportation, PSU is empowering young voices to organize in being the change they want to see, and in ways that address serious challenges in absenteeism and student engagement.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

AASL Advocacy ALA common core conference infographic ISTE profession professional professionalism spoon twitter Four years ago on Doug Johnson''s awesome The Blue Skunk Blog a commenter named Glynda said " Doug, I just read in the SLJ that Teacher librarian Gwyneth Jones is now a board member of ISTE. Perhaps she can help ensure that administrators are not only aware of NETS-A but also following them.

Advocacy Group: Charters Under Pressure to Fill Empty Seats

K-12 Schools - Education News

Members of a charter school advocacy group, the Democracy Builders, rallied outside New York City’s City Hall as they touted their report claiming that privately-operated, publicly-funded learning institutions are not playing fair. Author information Grace Smith | The post Advocacy Group: Charters Under Pressure to Fill Empty Seats appeared first on Education News.

Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school advocacy group

The Hechinger Report

The major advocacy group for public charter schools is concerned that failing online charter schools may be hurting the credibility of the movement as a whole. We think the extent of the problems call for state leaders and authorizers to take bold actions,” said Todd Ziebarth, the lead author of the report and the senior vice president for state advocacy and support for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Improving Education Environments

The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders. The title, Robo-readers aren’t as good as human readers — they’re better , is sensationalistic and sacrifices the tenor of the article’s argument for a round of quick clicks.

Scott Floyd on Advocacy

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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CUE Legislative Update – December 2018

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News advocacy Legislative AdvocacyCUE forum for State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Candidates: After much planning with several challenges, the CUE staff organized a public forum at the Fall CUE Conference which provided an opportunity for Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond, the two candidates for SSPI, to be interviewed and answer audience-submitted questions. Each candidate was also interviewed for […].

Free school library advocacy packs from Bound to Stay Bound

NeverEndingSearch

ALA is offering free school library advocacy packs.Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB), the packs contain tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning. They include 25 copies of a limited print edition of the digital magazine supplement AASL produced in collaboration with American Libraries , as well as an assortment of brochures from AASL’s School Library Programs Improve Student Learning advocacy series.

Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

And to build on the momentum, and perhaps to help fashion a wider advocacy plan that we can all support. I haven''t heard from @librarytalker yet during all this week of Advocacy Tweeting & Re-Tweeting but I am hoping our Geek Tribe & friends can mobilize to get this pushed forward!"

Letters for Libraries: Advocacy & Action!

The Daring Librarian

ALA: Arne Duncan Talks about the Role of Libraries in Economic Recovery labels: action, Advocacy, ALA, Carolyn Foote, Joyce Valenza, school libraries. action Advocacy ALA Carolyn Foote joyce valenza lettersforlibraries wiki save school libraries school libraries Letters for Libraries: It''s Not Just About Books.

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. The speakers words flowed fast and I caputred/paraphrased them as accurately as I could. For an additional take on this event from someone else who also live blogged it, you can visit this post from Bryan Doyle. Members of Panel: Representative Scott Hochberg - Houston, TX Representative Mark Strama - Austin, TX Mr. Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education - Mt. Pleasant, TX Mr. Scott Floyd - Technology Specialist - White Oak, TX Ms.

ISTE Advocacy for Education: Opportunities in Denver!

The Daring Librarian

Advocacy in Education is so important.now more than ever. The following is from Hilary Goldmann, ISTE’s Director of Government Affairs : "Once again we have a dynamic line-up of advocacy activities at ISTE2010!! Send a video letter to Congress – We will have flip cameras at the Advocacy Lounge and a script so attendees can send a video email to Congress. YouTube ISTE Advocacy Channel – We now have an ISTE Advocacy YouTube Channel !

CUE Legislative Update – August 2019

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News Advocacy Legislative AdvocacyNew California Budget Allocates Increased Funding for Education and Technology Infrastructure According to Governor Newson, the 2019-2020 California Budget makes an historic investment in education for Californians, paving the path towards universal preschool, recruiting and retaining qualified educators and facilitating tuition freezes at the UC and CSU. Education leaders largely praised the education budget. The […].

CUE Legislative Update – May 2019

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News Advocacy Legislative AdvocacySave the Net Update: Federal Net Neutrality Legislation House and Senate Democratic leaders held a press conference on April 10th, chaired by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Capitol Hill to unveil legislation aimed at restoring net neutrality rules established in 2015 which were repealed by the FCC in December 2017. Pelosi noted that 86 percent of […]. The post CUE Legislative Update – May 2019 appeared first on OnCUE.

CUE Legislative Update – April 2019

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News Advocacy Legislative AdvocacySave the Internet: Federal Net Neutrality Legislation introduced Press Conference: House and Senate Democratic leaders held a press conference, chaired by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Capitol Hill to unveil legislation aimed at restoring net neutrality rules established in 2015 which were repealed by the FCC in December 2017. Pelosi noted that 86 percent of Americans […]. The post CUE Legislative Update – April 2019 appeared first on OnCUE.

Student-driven Public Advocacy Improves RI School Transportation Equity

Learning401

Learning401 shoutout to our allies at the Providence Student Union - who share our commitment to giving voice to the public that is public school, in particular those persons who have the biggest stake in Rhode Island's future: our youth. More than making more Providence students eligible for free public transportation, PSU is empowering young voices to organize in being the change they want to see, and in ways that address serious challenges in absenteeism and student engagement.

CUE Legislative Update – January 2019

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News Advocacy Legislative AdvocacyTony Thurmond Becomes State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, educator and public school parent, and recent Assembly Member, took his oath of office as California’s twenty-eighth State Superintendent of Public Instruction Monday, January 7, saying that it is an honor to lead the state’s 6.2 million students and over 10,000 schools. Thurmond was sworn […]. The post CUE Legislative Update – January 2019 appeared first on OnCUE.

Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) with Dr. Sue Alman , this Thursday, February 21st, 2019 , at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. You do not need to attend the live session to purchase this webinar, but doing so allows you to participate in the Q+A. OVERVIEW: Library marketing can be effective without the expense of hiring a marketing and PR firm.

CUE Legislative Update – September 2018

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News advocacy Legislative Advocacy net neutralityCUE-Supported Educational Technology Resolution and Net Neutrality, and Media Literacy Legislation Passed by the California Assembly and Senate CUE Sponsored Educational Technology Resolution (ACR 268): On Thursday, August 30th ACR 268, by Assembly Members Tony Thurmond (photo), Kevin Mullin, and Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, passed the California State Assembly Floor and then on Friday, August 31st, the […].

Thurmond’s Resolution to Expand Technology for Students and Teachers Passes Committee

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News advocacy Legislative AdvocacySACRAMENTO – ACR 268, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), calls for a renewed statewide focus on resources and support for technology in K-12 education. The resolution passed out of the Assembly Education Committee with unanimous and bipartisan support. “In In this ever-changing world, it is vitally important that all California students have equitable access to […].

CUE Legislative Update – July 2018

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News advocacy Legislative Advocacy net neutralityCalifornia Senate votes to establish net neutrality State Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB 822 to establish California net neutrality rules and policies to take the place of the repealed Federal net neutrality rules. SB 822 states the intent is to: enact legislation to effectuate net neutrality in California utilizing the state’s regulatory powers and to […].

CUE Legislative Update – June 2018

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News advocacy Legislative Advocacy Legislative Updates net neutralityCalifornia Senate votes to establish net neutrality Current Status of SB 822: On May 30th the California State Senate voted 22 to 12 to approve SB 822. State Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB 822 to establish California net neutrality rules and policies to take the place of the repealed Federal net neutrality rules. SB 822 […]. The post CUE Legislative Update – June 2018 appeared first on OnCUE.

Legislators and Advocates Call on Governor to Sign Senator Wiener’s SB 822, Which Will Enact the Strongest Net Neutrality Protections in the Nation

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News advocacy Legislative Advocacy net neutralitySenate Bill 822 restores Obama-era net neutrality protections in California September 6, 2018 Los Angeles,CA– Today, legislators and advocates gathered at the Ronald Raegan State Building to urge Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 822, which would enact the strongest net neutrality protections in the country. At the press conference, author Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) […].

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. LIBRARY ADVOCACY: EVERYDAY MARKETING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES" A 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 We have two new Library 2.0 Webinars coming up in February.

CUE Advocates for All of Us

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Why CUE Legislative Advocacy? Inspire News advocacyBecause everyday students walk across busy intersections and freeway overpasses to gain access to the business and libraries that provide the free wifi connection they need in order to complete their online homework, which is becoming a standard part of the educational experience. These students need people, educators, to speak against the […]. The post CUE Advocates for All of Us appeared first on OnCUE.