New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.

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Indeed, last week saw the launch of “ Ban Facial Recognition on Campus ,” a nationwide campaign from the nonprofit advocacy organizations Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. These advocacy efforts in K-12 schools, she adds, may have influenced the new college campaign.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Transcribed by Kymberli Mulford Biography as Submitted Tom Loud is a first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation.

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Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia.

What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, the advocacy is not lost on them. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

I was over in one of the elementary schools the other day, and three years ago we were all in awe and kind of gaga about a high school student who was all in with drones, and sort of building and flying, and learning about aviation and drones with his high school peers.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Loud is first grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

So he hired the same company who developed that game to also develop this game. It’s a really fun way to introduce financial literacy quiz questions, like Quiz Bowl format, questions in classrooms, anywhere from elementary to high school students.

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David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

Buoyed by examples of new and significant commitments to OER by companies large and small, governments of all levels, and schools, it is easy to see that the future of instructional materials over the next decade will look very different than it has over the last decade.

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

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Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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Telecom companies often forget about rural areas because they don’t have high population density. in elementary education from the University of Virginia. He has previously taught at both the middle and high school levels and has served as an elementary and secondary administrator.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

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Winners and finalists were selected by a panel of educators and K-12 parents who reviewed the submissions and judged the products and services based on the extent to which they are transforming education through the development or advocacy of edtech.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait

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Private companies and donors would contribute to the fund and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit in return. Do you support them in that advocacy as well?” Here are 3 facts you might not have known about Betsy DeVos: She’s an oldest child and, thus, an avid rule-follower.

Learning to Breathe: Educators Use Yoga and Meditation to Reduce Burnout

Edsurge

She spent many of her weekends this past fall at an elementary school in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, alongside 83 other peers, including fellow classroom teachers and other educators. Rose, who teaches first and second grade special education at Los Cerritos Elementary School in South San Francisco, felt like she was “was drowning.” According to a 2014 report by the Alliance For Excellent Education, a national policy and advocacy organization, roughly half a million U.S.

Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

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Most school districts don’t have a municipal bond expert on staff or on their board, leaving them at the mercy of financial companies to guide them through the bond issuance process. Jon Baum, the company’s CEO, did not respond to a request for comment.

When school districts can’t raise funds for facilities

The Hechinger Report

The nation’s school districts spend about $46 billion less per year on facility upkeep than is needed to maintain “healthy and safe” learning environments, according to a 2016 report from the 21st Century School Fund, a research and advocacy organization.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

were underfunded by $580 billion in federal dollars alone — money that was specifically targeted to support 30 million of our most vulnerable students,” says a new report published by the education advocacy nonprofit, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

India’s education system has long lagged behind others, despite the country’s enactment of the 2009 Right to Education (RTE) ACT , which was supposed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality.”.

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

The Hechinger Report

A student leaps during a game at Horizons Elementary School. Florida and Rhode Island now mandate 20 minutes of recess time a day for elementary school students. At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It APPLETON, Wisc.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Loud is first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation.

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School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. based education reform advocacy group.

Learning with Dyslexia and Creating a Path to Success

MindShift

The spread of information and advocacy is increasing awareness around dyslexia, and many who have experienced reading struggles are beginning to find their way through school—and life beyond it—more easily. In elementary school, “I didn’t understand what was going on,” she says. “I

How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students

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Luis Antonio Hernandez reads a story about Cinco de Mayo to students in Christy Crotwell’s first grade class at Morton Elementary School. Morton Elementary Principal Debbie Herring on the dramatic increase in the Hispanic population. The company, then known as B.C.

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

The Hechinger Report

Many public school districts don’t have the resources to partner with an education technology company to develop customized digital learning tools for their classrooms.

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

The Hechinger Report

At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

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.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. The combined companies now extend from enrollment to graduation in districts that include traditional public, charter, and independent schools across the country.

Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Launch National Event that Connects Students with Real-World Stories of Loss, Triumph and Learning at the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic

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Operation Prevention efforts have expanded through the Operation Prevention Pledge – which brings together educators, advocacy organizations, businesses, think-tanks, and social impact groups – to encourage millions more young people to learn about the science behind addiction. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Students invited to participate in ‘Opioid Crisis: Real People. Real Stories. Real Science.’

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

Lake Oconee Academy was the brainchild of the Reynolds Lake Oconee real estate company. The guide also noted that starting in elementary school, all students take Spanish, art and music classes. Company officials and their allies sit on many of the county’s most important boards.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

Competency-based schools still need structures — they just need new structures,” said Sydney Schaef, a mastery learning designer for reDesign, a Boston company that guides school overhauls. “We Last year, for example, the elementary teachers stopped being generalists and started to specialize.

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

The Hechinger Report

So it was with parents at one of the first Basecamp schools, Marshall Pomeroy Elementary in Milpitas, a small city off the southern tip of San Francisco Bay.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Keith Krueger, chief executive officer of the Consortium for School Networking, a technology advocacy group, calls the digital divide in the US “the civil rights issue” of our time.

Should Wall Street pay for preschool?

The Hechinger Report

In Granite’s case, the district, the United Way, the investors and an evaluator at Utah State University agreed success would be measured by the number of “at-risk” preschoolers who avoided special education once they hit elementary school.