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Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

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Effective Advocacy. They understood the outsized influence that billion dollar behemoths like Microsoft would continue to have, and knew that the only way the open source model could “win” would be if proprietary software companies adopted it. Preface.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

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Here, we see a report that’s sixteen years old. The s ame article also says, “Many students do not read for pleasure and have not for decades.” That the edtech companies have swindled us all and we are in the thrall of Big Screen. EDITORIAL.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Knowledge at Wharton High School [link] is an extensive website full of podcasts and articles and lessons. It was announced — or I should say it was released a few months ago, and then the New York Times did a really good article on them.

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

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Corinne Roller, director of advocacy and public policy for the nonprofit group Girls Who Code , says the proportion of women in computing jobs has actually been trending downward over the last few decades. “If Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs.

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Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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Post resources, highlight successes, and create a place where students can report problems like cyberbullying. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

Edsurge

For instance, Union County College, in New Jersey, recently forged a deal with Cengage to give the campus a steep discount on the company’s Cengage Unlimited subscription if they buy in bulk.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ Lights go out at Education Department headquarters – and may stay off for some time,” The Washington Post reports. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to push ahead with his nomination today, despite the numerous reports now about Brett Kavanaugh ’s history of drunkenness and alleged sexual assault. “ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom?

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The Business of Education Technology

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In previous years, when I’ve written about this topic, I’ve saved “The Business of Ed-tech” for one of the last articles in my “ Top Ed-Tech Trends" series. " I will do that in a separate article at the end of the year. You might read the signals of the health of ed-tech startups in the departure of their founders – both from leadership positions and from their companies altogether. The company also will pay $8.5

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

His paltry education was much like that of dozens of other children in the GNETS system whose experiences this reporter researched. Most, but not all, reported an absence of the sort of therapeutic benefit implied by the program’s name. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Department of Education missed a deadline to delay state authorization rules are incorrect, a department spokeswoman said Thursday,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Speaking of which, here’s the headline from the LA School Report : “How a Los Angeles school board member teamed up with SpaceX & Elon Musk to test a mini-sub for the Thailand soccer team’s rescue.”

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” One of the flaws, I think, of much of the reporting on education technology is that it treats “ed-tech” as a product without a politics and without a practice. “ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. Original reporting features (time spent reading, books read, etc.)

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. ” Their reporting should not be trusted.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

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The United Nations (UN) agrees, “Overcoming the crisis in water and sanitation is one of the greatest human development challenges of the early 21st century,” as a recent report warns. ” Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn what happens once we run out of water.

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Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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He’s put $100 million of his own money into his company Kernel (which I guess means we’re supposed to believe it’s a real, viable thing) with the promise of developing computer chip implants that will bolster human intelligence. Elon Musk – a totally reliable person with his predictions of the future of the business of science – has founded a company called Neuralink that does something similar.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Thank God we spent the last 20 years paying a dozen middle-aged white men to rehash the same articles on how political correctness on campus is the true threat to free speech [link] — Dara Very Rude Elevator Screamers Kaye (@DaraKaye) October 29, 2018.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Another notable area of growth: the size of the report itself, which has expanded from 66 slides in 2011 to 355 this year , with the number of slides almost doubling in the last year alone. There is much to learn from the Meeker report.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. These have all been separate articles in each series. I’ve already made references to for-profit higher education in the second and third articles in this year-end series – on the “ innovation gospel ” and on the business of student loans.

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” The Black Alliance for Educational Options , a charter school advocacy group, announced it will cease operations at the end of the year. No disclosure in this or its Class Central article that it shares investors with these MOOC companies.). the nation’s largest virtual charter school management company , as president of academics, policy, and schools. Now he’s launching a new company – and of course it’s ed-tech.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Department of Education on Monday distributed proposals for rewriting the gainful-employment rule , which the Trump administration halted last summer,” Inside Higher Ed reports. The “pioneer in the science of learning,” as Inside Higher Ed puts it , will help the technology company with its internal training program. ” The company, which has raised some $107.4

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the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” Nikki Haley of South Carolina has signed into law a measure that requires the state’s public colleges and universities to publish reports of conduct violations involving alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, and hazing at fraternities and sororities.” ” Here are some reading suggestions from ProPublica : “The Absolute Best, Most Terrific Reporting on Trump University.” Education Politics.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘ personalization ,’ including virtual schools.” ” Her “former advocacy group” – although considering she spoke there last week, I’m not sure how “former” it really is – is the American Federation for Children. ” No disclosure in the article that Edsurge shares investors with both these companies.

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” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” ” asks US News & World Report.

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How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students

The Hechinger Report

Disclaimer: Harrison-Henderson, a former journalist, wrote several articles for The Hechinger Report before she worked for the state.). After graduation, he returned to his home country, where he worked at the Arthur Anderson consulting firm and the Firestone tire company.

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But the struggling sector’s political giving is down since peaking in 2012,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Testing, Testing… Via the Hechinger Report : “On a classroom-based test for new teachers , black teachers score lower.”

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“Since 1970, DeVos family members have invested at least $200 million in a host of right-wing causes -- think tanks, media outlets, political committees, evangelical outfits, and a string of advocacy groups. ” DeVos’s brother, Erik Prince , is the founder of the private military company Blackwater , infamous for its human rights violations, including the murder of 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007 by its employees. reports. Presidential-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ NSF starts requiring that institutions report findings of harassment and suspensions in its funded labs and field sites, and reminds institutions that it can pull funding where necessary.” ” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” The digital flash card company has raised $32 million total.

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” And in Delaware , “Authorities have arrested two Smyrna high school students in connection with threats involving clowns and bombs ,” the AP reports. ” “ Clown College Calls National Rash of Rumored Clown Scares ‘Troubling’,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. AllAfrica reports that the Kenyan government will begin distributing some 1.2 iNACOL has released a report on advocacy for competency-based education.

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Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly sharing five school districts’ private information with an advisory company while it was negotiating for the districts’ contracts.” Government Accountability Office said in a report Wednesday.” ” I haven’t seen the ed-tech press cover this story, even though one of the charges he faced involved a contract with the ed-tech company Edgenuity. The company has raised $41 million total. (I

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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Mattivi, whose eighth-grade English students discuss articles about the environment, civic life, and American history after using online literacy programs that provide similar material at different reading levels. After the camp, 63 percent reported an interest in the field.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “Publishers Wiley , Cengage , Pearson and McGraw-Hill Education have won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a seller of fake textbooks ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Just remember: “interpretations” of “the nation’s report card” are often “confirmations” of people’s education politics.

Education Technology and the Future of Academic Freedom

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According to reports, as Murray and Professor Stanger exited the building, they were surrounded by protestors, some of whom allegedly attacked the pair and the car they were attempting to leave in. UC Berkeley, The New York Times reported, spent $1.5