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How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

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Ramos, used to texting quickly, was able to do simple assignments online, so at first her schoolwork was very easy. You don’t have a computer, you don’t have internet, you can’t even access distance learning,” Silver said. RELATED: Hot spots no silver bullet for rural remote learning.

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

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And Shayla Savage, a middle school principal, said that when her students returned to in-person learning this spring, she noticed differences beyond just their math and reading progress compared to previous years. “We And so we always talk about it as ‘unfinished learning.’ ”.

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They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

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Hayden, 12, had been having panic attacks about school even before a letter arrived at his home last month, threatening legal action for his alleged absences from distance learning. Hayden, a sixth-grader, hadn’t actually been missing online school.

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STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

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I also definitely want to be heavily involved in advocacy for young black youth, or, for youth in general, and just promoting student leadership. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Many times, I find, some of my friends go into a classroom, and they’re dealing with things at home. They bring that into the classroom, and the teacher assumes that it’s targeted towards them. And, of course, you know, have your science and math, and learn how to write.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Kids work alone and in small groups; they sit at tiny desks and on beanbags and sofas scattered around the classroom. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Salt Lake Tribune : “Lawmaker: Utah ‘s veteran educators may need to ’die off ’ before technology fills classrooms.” ” On Tuesday a court dismissed a petition by Ashford Universit y (owned by Bridgepoint Education ) to allow its online programs to be eligible for GI Bill benefits. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. “ Can personalized learning prevail?

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle.