The rural school district Obama fought to save

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State waivers under the old No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) also gave rural schools needed flexibility, said Ellerson, the associate executive director for policy and advocacy at the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). Analysis K-12 News

School Libraries Work! 2016

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You’ll want to keep this important advocacy tool on hand and share copies with administrators, board members, teachers, parents, students. In addition, the document is filled with visuals and quotes to use in any local advocacy effort. advocacy school librarians school libraries

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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And they could be critical for baseline analysis of student skills and formative assessment. Argument Analysis : Students compare and evaluate two posts from a newspaper’s comment section. Homepage Analysis : Students identify advertisements on a news website.

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

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This seems to fly in the face of research, such as John Hattie’s meta-analysis that homework has a negligible effect in elementary school and a significant one at the secondary. Advocacy Leadership principal as an advocate Reflection Teaching genius hour homework john hattie

Data-Driven Decision Making: Who’s the decider?

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Additionally, I don’t believe we should stop with our current approaches to data analysis. Advocacy Assessment classroom instruction Communication data qualitative data quantitative data RtI Technology Amanda Datnow digital portfolios Genesis Cratsenberg ILA Samantha Mosher Vicki Park

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Mapping Out-of-School-Time Opportunities: Why It Matters

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CLX now has substantial, informative data they can use as a foundation or justification when making decisions around funding, advocacy, partnership, and expansion. If you want to plan strategically for the future, you have to know where you’re starting from in the present.

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Schools collect more data, but how is it used?

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We think that’s the hardest work left,” said Brennan McMahon Parton, director of policy and advocacy at the Data Quality Campaign. “We Instead, data visualizations and user-friendly analysis can help the public make sense of complicated information.

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State Support, Community Effort: Personalized Learning in South Carolina

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In the policy world, we spend so much time talking about how you get from the pilot stage to scale, but what makes South Carolina unique is that there was no pilot,” said Lillian Pace, vice president of policy and advocacy with KnowledgeWorks.

Tolerating failing schools in New Orleans — so long as they’re for black kids

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Our Voice Nuestra Voz, a non-profit education advocacy group in New Orleans, analyzed the school performance scores data and found that approximately 15,000 students attend these failing schools.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

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Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a nonprofit advocacy group, said many apps have been “falsely marketed as educational” for years, even though there is no evidence that the apps actually help children learn.

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Eligible for financial aid, nearly a million students never get it

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Last year alone, more than 900,000 low-income students who applied for and were found eligible for state financial aid for college never received it, because states ran out of money, according to a new analysis of state data by The Hechinger Report.

We need an education commission to take a critical look at private schools

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students, according to the Council for American Private Education, an advocacy group for private schools. New research shows that private schools are contributing to America’s educational woes. Now what are we going to do about it?

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

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Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. Lack of interoperability also made data analysis across systems difficult and can hinder the implementation of personalized learning … Government education officials should be aware of total cost of ownership issues related to data and hardware interoperability and strive to set standards for investment to optimize.”.

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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Black women earn just 61 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts, according to analysis by the nonprofit advocacy group Equal Pay Today.

Sometimes politicians’ lofty promises of free college are too good to be true

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Though “states often describe their programs as universal, in reality they include extensive eligibility requirements intended to either ration the benefit to bring down costs” or target a specific group of students, or both, she wrote in a 2018 analysis of promise programs.

How well does your state support children with dyslexia?

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The analysis comes a month after APM Reports produced a radio documentary called Hard To Read that told the stories of families fighting school districts to make sure their dyslexic children are properly taught to read. Kindergartners in an Ohio classroom learning letters.

How a federal free meal program affected school poverty stats

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But there hasn’t been much data analysis until now, when one Missouri study finds that the fears might be overblown and that our statistics on student poverty rates haven’t changed much. “We Participation in the federal lunch program is used to track student poverty rates.

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Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

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To complete her analysis, Cascio compared the academic outcomes of preschoolers who qualified for federal free- or reduced-price lunch programs, a standard measure of poverty, in states that offered universal preschool to similar preschoolers in states that offered only targeted preschool.

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Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South

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His “quiet and relentless advocacy brought hundreds of African Americans into space industry jobs in the Deep South, helping to shift perceptions of black people in ways both subtle and profound,” wrote Michael Fletcher in the story.

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Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

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GMU is one of a number of schools across the country that have faced challenges from faculty advocacy groups over these partnerships.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

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Analysis of Data for Planning and Redesign: Again, for young students, this might happen quickly or after many iterations, but it’s important for the teacher to talk to students and ask them what they think about their design.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

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Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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The 4-Letter Word You Need to Know—and How Teachers and Administrators Can Embrace Data Literacy

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Brennan McMahon Parton, Data Quality Campaign ’s associate director of state policy and advocacy, recently spoke with him about data literacy for teachers. Teachers have essential access to data, but they need greater understanding of data interpretation and analysis. After establishing principles, participants should learn about the practices that help them make instructional changes from data analysis. I also see a co-planning element reinforcing the data analysis.

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Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

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Godfrey Rivera is the co-director of the Autism Initiative Project at Sinergia, a bilingual nonprofit that provides community, advocacy, and outreach for parents of children with autism, especially those who don’t speak English.

Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality?

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Urban Institute analysis from 2015. According to a 2015 analysis by the Washington D.C. Eboni Walker, executive director of the Hoffman Early Learning Center, is currently recruiting “families who value the research that shows children learn best in these diverse environments.”.

Schools Embracing Data, Metrics to Improve Effectiveness

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Riverside Elementary School in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is a school that embraces data analysis across operations, Motoko Rich writes for the NY Times.

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Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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household incomes by 5 percent by 2060, according to one analysis. based advocacy group Excelencia in Education, said universities need to go beyond that sort of passive outreach, especially for students who may be hesitant to seek out help. “We

Republican platform for higher ed: Less red tape and less money

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The GOP would “massively reduce federal support for students,” said Barmak Nassirian, director of federal relations and policy analysis at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Student advocacy groups oppose the funding changes. Past is prologue.

Billions in federal financial aid is going to students who aren’t graduating

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students at four-year universities and colleges who got Pell Grants in 2011 graduated within six years, an analysis of this data by Seton Hall University assistant professor of education Robert Kelchen shows. The Old Manse, the centerpiece of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock.

Rhode Island’s New Law Mandates Recess for Kids

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Lest you think this new law would affect a mere handful of buildings, only 18% were already doing this, according to data collected by Recess for Rhode Island, an advocacy group. (Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons). By Julia Steiny.

For ed-tech success, why schools use technology is just as important as how

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While effective, these methods were unsustainable, because teachers had to do much of the data tracking and analysis manually, according to the paper.

The community college “segregation machine”

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A Hechinger Report/inewsource analysis of California community college data yielded stark results. Anthony Rodriguez and Juneba Sulaiman both passed a college-level statistics class last summer after a placement exam indicated they weren’t ready for college-level math.

New State Charter School Law Rankings Show Improvements and Opportunities for Growth

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Since that week was also National School Choice Week, you may have missed the shorthand and context provided by Todd Ziebarth , senior vice president for state advocacy and support for the NAPCS. We think it is important to include all of the states in this analysis, including the new states. Last week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) released their annual rankings of charter school laws.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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