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Those protections were designed to limit what companies could do with information such as browsing habits, app usage history and location data. If Trump signs the legislation, which he is expected to do, ISPs will be able to monitor their customers’ behavior online and, without their permission, sell that user data directly to marketing companies, financial firms, and other companies that specialize in data mining.

Some Thoughts on the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

First, and it will surprise no one that this is the first item on my list, is the definition. Regardless of what other individuals, institutions, or organizations may think or say, UNESCO is the creator of the term “open educational resources” and, as its creator, UNESCO’s definition of OER is the canonical definition. This is wonderful news in light of recent attempts to stuff a free public access requirement into OER definitions. (I

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Surveys Find Districts Are Using More Edtech Tools — and Teachers Are Bearing the Costs

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A new survey on corporate skills training forecasts that a lot more companies will try doing it using virtual reality environments in the next two years. The company’s data comes from tracking daily product use by 2.5 and definitely increases costs for districts.”

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How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

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It may be not full of earthly riches, but definitely full of meaning and full of legacy. In addition, Loud was one of 50 Teachers in Tennessee selected to participate in an Educator Fellowship through SCORE, (The State Collaborative on Reforming Education), an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan advocacy and research institution that drives collaboration on policy and practice to ensure student success across Tennessee.

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Let’s Teach in Pajamas Forever

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Contrary to my own public activism and advocacy, I propose that we move the nation’s largest public school system into a completely online endeavor forever and a day. I relish the notion that billion-dollar entities would so willingly enhance platforms they usually offer for thousands of dollars to Fortune 500 companies for children as young as five years old. I’d definitely want a principal who can lead the school and rally their staff from their houses.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

It may be not full of earthly riches, but definitely full of meaning and full of legacy. In addition, Loud was one of 50 Teachers in Tennessee selected to participate in an Educator Fellowship through SCORE, (The State Collaborative on Reforming Education), an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan advocacy and research institution that drives collaboration on policy and practice to ensure student success across Tennessee.

More Colleges Are Offering Income-Share Agreements. Are Students Buying In?

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Such claims have caught the attention of consumer-protection advocacy groups like the Student Borrower Protection Center, which has found marketing language that it contends is deceptive and predatory. From our interviews, students definitely conceptualize this as a type of debt or loan.

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

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Known as online program managers, these companies have been hired largely to connect universities with customers who want graduate degrees. The OPM industry started in earnest about 15 years ago, as more public and nonprofit colleges were looking to ramp up their online programming, and educational technology companies saw a business opportunity in helping them. That means the company may be incentivized to push the programs offered by the school from which they’ll get more money.

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

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During a pandemic, when there’s no uniform way of counting attendance, Hedy Chang, director of the advocacy group Attendance Works, has seen districts rethinking some of these rules, with their ability to do so varying on state flexibility.

Becoming an Anti-Racist Childhood Educator and Social Warrior

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Those things are intentional and are things we can definitely correct within the system.”. At the heart of anti-racist early childhood education, she emphasized, is institutional critique combined with advocacy and transformation. By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

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To offset all this double counting, there is the separate issue of the many “whole course” OER that OTL refuses to index because they don’t meet the OTL’s definition of “textbook.” Developers who are known to be doing this work on their own, with no financial contribution happening from any company” represented only 8.2% These are huge companies that compete directly with each other in many ways. Companies and organizations that only work with OER don’t have these costs.

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As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

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It’s that fewer than one in five of adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee. With worker shortages hitting industries nationwide, their companies — and many states’ economies — depend on it. “No After a few supplementary classes at a local technical college, said teacher Alan Bivens, local companies will be clamoring to hire them. “We

?You?re stuck?: America wants to reopen its economy. It won?t happen without schools or child care

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The expanded safety net, though, doesn’t apply to workers at private companies with 500 or more employees. Katherine Gallagher Robbins with the Center for Law and Social Policy, an advocacy group for low-income families, said that while schools aren’t viewed as child care providers in the traditional sense, elementary and middle school campuses do function as a “work support” for parents. I was definitely scared: Will they hire me back?

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide. The question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy? My definition of open, when used in the context of open content or open educational resources, has been crystal clear and unchanging for over a decade.

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Seven Questions for Sandra Liu Huang, Chan Zuckerberg's New Head of Education

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After a career working at tech-centric companies including Google and Quora in product roles, Liu Huang joined CZI in 2017 to oversee the product development, notably the Summit Learning platform. CZI aims to be a different type of philanthropy looking to integrate grantmaking, advocacy and technology to serve others. You’ve helped build products for Google and Facebook, companies that in recent months have been scrutinized over data collection and sharing practices.

What’s in a Name? Inside the Pricey, ‘Laborious’ Process of Education Rebrands

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In late October, education policy and advocacy group iNACOL opened its annual conference with a bang. That was definitely not cheap,” says Lenz, adding that the cost of a revamp for a small to midsize organization would almost never run into seven figures. The company has since been acquired and the domain is no longer active.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

It may be not full of earthly riches, but definitely full of meaning and full of legacy. In addition, Loud was one of 50 Teachers in Tennessee selected to participate in an Educator Fellowship through SCORE, (The State Collaborative on Reforming Education), an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan advocacy and research institution that drives collaboration on policy and practice to ensure student success across Tennessee.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

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The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act , or ESSA, also provides increased access to funding for physical education by including the subject in its definition of a “well-rounded education.”. “At At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It What is definitely tied to brain health, Hillman said, is physical fitness. There were definitely some pretty serious unintended consequences.”. APPLETON, Wisc.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

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Even with that, financial documents show, the company has yet to turn a profit , thanks to the high cost of recruiting new students. The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students and other advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to mandate training for graduate mentors and advisors. It definitely needs more attention,” Stevens said. The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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Of those who do enroll at universities on the island, fewer than half earn degrees, even after six years , the advocacy group Excelencia in Education reports, compared to more than 58 percent of college students nationwide. Related: New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many. The principal sponsor was Amgen, one of several biopharmaceutical companies that have plants in Puerto Rico. “We

With Unfilled Jobs, Businesses Push Rural Residents Toward College

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It’s that fewer than one in five adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee. With worker shortages hitting industries nationwide, their companies — and many states’ economies — depend on it. After a few supplementary classes at a local technical college, local companies will be clamoring to hire them, said teacher Alan Bivens.

Critical Thinking in Academia and Calling a Spade a Spade

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It would be years before I found “my voice” again in my teaching and advocacy. Time and again, with every tech company that I encounter, the feedback is real. But…are we really expected to say that this definition defines all work created in this way now…because there is a book? Am I violating some odd copyright if I refuse this definition of my work?

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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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets. TryEngineering Together partners with corporations to match company employee volunteers with students in grades 3-5, particularly those in economically disadvantaged communities, in 1:1 “eMentoring” relationships to create safe, powerful STEM learning experiences.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Tom Webster, the VP of strategy at the market research firm Edison Research, argued that the report should be viewed as “an extremely effective piece of content marketing,” pointing to the number of slides that cite data about or by a portfolio company of Meeker’s employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Smith Caulfield. “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?”

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

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I’ve definitely heard from at least 10 parents who are like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,’ ” O’Connor said. “ ‘Is this good for my child?’ ”. There’s tremendous hype swirling around personalized learning, with money pouring in from foundations and education technology companies eager to capitalize on the trend.

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It’s always fascinating to look at ed-tech companies’ job postings – this one is from Khan Academy. The new company will be called Touch Press (which was the name of another company that StoryToys acquired last year). ” Definitely no one I trust more on this topic, no siree. iNACOL has released a report on advocacy for competency-based education. US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

A Video Game About Conflict Resolution Helps Develop Empathy for Refugees

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” Mayen is now focused on bringing Salaam to a larger audience by releasing an enhanced version on Facebook Instant Games, through the company he created, Junub Games. Olebe says so-called “social impact games” like Salaam are a category that has the potential to push the industry to expand its definition of success. Lual Mayen, a video game developer based in Washington, D.C., remembers the first time he saw a computer. He was just a kid at the time.

Colleges provide misleading information about their costs

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Rather than taking the seller’s word for it, such important consumer information should go through external audits like the ones required of publicly traded companies, said Michael Horn, senior partner of the education consulting firm Entangled Solutions and co-author of the soon-to-be-published book, “Choosing College.”. The federal government’s definition of transparency is not the general public’s conception of transparency.”. College graduates in the academic year just ended.

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Is California saving higher education?

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Like many states, California is behind in its progress toward a goal of increasing the proportion of adults with a college or university credential , according to the Lumina Foundation, which tracks this; today, fewer than half of its adults have one , short of the target of 60 percent by 2030 set the Campaign for College Opportunity, an advocacy group. I definitely want to be out of here in four years,” Soberano said. Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University.

Youth will determine the outcome of the 2018 midterms

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A recent survey by the polling company Socialsphere of 14- to 29-year-olds revealed that top priorities among these voters are gun control, access to higher education, and healthcare reform — all issues that stick in the craw of Republicans. It’s ridiculous that the nonpartisan, voter participation advocacy group Democracy North Carolina had to fight to get 29,000 provisional ballots counted in the last presidential primary.

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

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Whatever the Justice Department decides to do, disability advocates are prepared to pursue the GNETS case as a class action lawsuit if necessary, said Alison Barkoff, advocacy director at the Center for Public Representation , a public-interest disability law firm. Developed by a company now called Edgenuity , the platform is available for all K-12 subjects. “It Leslie Lipson, counsel to the Georgia Advocacy Office.

The Histories of Personalized Learning

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“Personalized learning,” according to some definitions, is driven by students’ own interests and inquiry rather than by the demands or standards imposed by the instructor, the school, the state. ” Or it dates to the Gates Foundation’s funding grants and political advocacy in the early 2000s. I delivered this talk today at the OEB MidSummit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Via The Outline : “The rise and fall of the company behind ’ Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games.” The learn-to-code company has raised $6.9 The NYT’s Natasha Singer writes about tech companies’ attempts to shape legislation that would give consumers more control over their data: “Just Don’t Call It Privacy.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” ” 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. For-profit higher ed company Education Management Corp says it will close 22 out of 26 of its Brown Mackie College locations.