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Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

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If you’re thoughtful about it,” she said, “and you really start to think about closing the digital divide, making sure every kid has connectivity and devices, creating the curriculum strategies that are continuous, and helping teachers and other school staff understand what we have to do if schools are closed, then we can be better prepared for these eventualities that are going to become more and more frequent.”. But more work needs to be done to shrink the digital divide.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

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Many of the organizations listed have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: Digital Promise.

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. It’s about helping students with limited tech skills be prepared for a global economy that is becoming increasingly digitized. The school district is working to raise money for more computers and technology training, hoping to better prepare its students for an increasingly digitized economy. Nor is he the only one on a digital crusade.

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Via Education Week : “ FCC Delays, Denials Foil Rural Schools’ Broadband Plans.” ” The Black Alliance for Educational Options , a charter school advocacy group, announced it will cease operations at the end of the year. Chavous is a founding board member of the American Federation for Children , the school choice advocacy group formerly chaired by Betsy DeVos.” (National) Education Politics.

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The Politics of Education Technology

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“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. 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. In February, CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, called broadband access outside of school a “ civil right ” for students.