Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Improving Education Environments

NJIT has seen students more willing to engage with their writing in the digital realm through the guidance of the computer, and Paul references a 2011 discussion of robo-readers that extensively quotes NJIT’s Andrew Klobucar where he states that students are writing three times as many words in the computer programs ( e-rater , Criterion ) in comparison to the more traditional writing practice.

Lead Like a Coach: A Consistent Presence

Reading By Example

In comparison, after this instructional walk, I had a desire to get back into this classroom soon, to see where this unit of study would go. Advocacy classroom instruction Coaching Leadership Literacy professional development Teaching book clubs Instructional Walks Little House in the Big WoodsWhen school leaders make instructional walks a daily habit, we start to discover patterns and trends. Some of them are particular to a teacher and some are schoolwide.


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PROOF POINTS: New poll points to college and career benefits of Greek life despite criticism

The Hechinger Report

Gallup characterized the differences in perceptions between fraternity and sorority alumni and their unaffiliated peers as large and consistent with the positive findings of an earlier Gallup poll of college graduates in 2014, also funded by Greek advocacy groups.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


However, at each level—middle school, high school, and college—these variations paled in comparison to a stunning and dismaying consistency. Webpage Comparison : Students examine two websites and select the one that they would use to begin research on gun control, assessing their ability to identify the strengths and limitations of websites for learning about political topics.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

See’s comparisons of CS curricula by grade level: elementary curricula. See a sample letter to principal, advocacy slide deck , and additional resources. This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association. Read the original version here. During CS Ed Week, countless teachers and students experienced computer science for the first time.

PROOF POINTS: Could more time in school help students after the pandemic?

The Hechinger Report

Indeed, many advocacy groups, including the Learning Policy Institute and Ed Trust , are recommending extending learning time next year.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It also gave Fauteux more opportunities to work with students one-on-one and in small groups to address their particular needs and help them develop important skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, self-advocacy, time management, personal organization, and perseverance. Before long, LPS 9th graders were making math achievement gains that were close to triple the growth norm of a nationally representative comparison group, as measured by NWEA MAP assessments.

The SLIDE Study: A chat with Deb Kachel (Part 2)


Is that academic leadership and advocacy being spread those through universities to their school librarian alumni? Is there an infiltration of leadership and advocacy coming from those universities that also helps to encourage school librarian employment in those states?

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How Blogging Changed My Career

Fractus Learning

This is the name of a public blog I administrate and is something that I use for early childhood educator professionalism advocacy. It is connecting people and allowing them to share their opinions; it is creating awareness about why early childhood educators need to be professionals; it is providing a comparison for how South Dakota measures up to other states. My work with Fractus Learning has opened a whole other avenue of communication and advocacy.

Learner Agency : Pushing the Boundaries of Educational Possibilities in the Digital Age

The PL2C Blog

Now let’s compare the table above with the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan ’s Digital Age Education Model comparison. Advocacy, choice, and voice should occur in the classroom as well as in any learning environment. By Jaclyn Stevens, M.Ed. Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

Should rich families be allowed to fundraise a better public school education for their kids?

The Hechinger Report

Over the decades, however, local PTAs shifted their attention and efforts away from advocacy work to fundraising for individual schools. In 2013, families at a Seattle high school raked in more than $100,000 for a raffle to win a Tesla Model S.

New data: Even within the same district some wealthy schools get millions more than poor ones

The Hechinger Report

Most districts didn’t budget in a way that allowed comparisons of school-level spending. Longtime advocates of this federal transparency mandate hope the new data will spur more widespread advocacy. At Ronald D.

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Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South

The Hechinger Report

His “quiet and relentless advocacy brought hundreds of African Americans into space industry jobs in the Deep South, helping to shift perceptions of black people in ways both subtle and profound,” wrote Michael Fletcher in the story. Data suggests that this trend will continue, particularly in comparison to non-STEM positions. Earlier this month, sports and culture news site The Undefeated published a story about NASA mathematician Clyde Foster.


These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don’t help them go to college

The Hechinger Report

My favorite comparison I see a lot is about asking a fish to climb a tree. Candace Cortiella, the director of The Advocacy Institute. And that’s not the case,” said Candace Cortiella, the director of The Advocacy Institute, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., Julie Comeaux and son Matthew begin their home-schooling lesson for the day. Matthew has been home-schooled for the last year.

Transfer students start getting more of the credits they’ve already earned

The Hechinger Report

” At La Verne, by comparison, he said in a cafe in the student union, “There was one person in charge of everything , and she put me in touch with the people I needed to talk to by the next day.” Gage Ramirez transferred twice in his college career. The first time, he lost almost all of his credits. He has since received a bachelor’s degree after seven and a half years, and hopes to become an athletic trainer. Photo: Iris Schneider for The Hechinger Report.

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

The Hechinger Report

But Robbins, the University of Connecticut professor, takes a different view: It’s a matter of convenience for school districts that don’t want to put in the time and effort to seek out comparisons. We didn’t see any upside to that at all,” said Dirk Burke, executive director of the Missouri Association of Counties, an advocacy group that represents county governments. John Brazeal, chief financial officer at Fox C-6 School District, at Fox Middle School in Arnold, Missouri.

Foreign tech workers are getting fed up. Can better education for U.S. students fill the gap?

The Hechinger Report

By comparison, “the Indian economy and the framework which exists for me, being a citizen of India, was pretty good.”. Stuck in the U.S. immigration quagmire, one of Kishore Khandavalli’s top managers decided in late 2019 to move home to India. This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

N.Y.C. Schools to Decide on Amazon Contract Worth Up to $64.5M

Marketplace K-12

Three weeks ago, the federation announced that it will collaborate with Amazon on “improvements to Amazon’s education content, platforms, and applications,” adding that representatives from online retailer and the Baltimore-based advocacy organization will meet on an ongoing basis “to review progress and exchange ideas.”

The Cost Trap, Part 3

Iterating Toward Openness

In my recent post I asked us each to consider what “what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” That can’t comparison shop. ” Stephen answers that his goal is access for all, and takes me to task for wanting more. In my post I wrote, My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education.

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Six reasons you may not graduate on time

The Hechinger Report

Colleges and universities usually require 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree but students graduate with about 135, on average, according to data compiled by Complete College America, a nonprofit research and advocacy group. Most administrators will want to review a syllabus from your former school for comparison.

Policies to help students pay for college continue to shift toward favoring the rich

The Hechinger Report

By comparison, Medina said he met with the overworked college counselor in his school only twice in four years. Nor has there been much support for an idea floated by a coalition of advocacy groups that would block the tax credits from being applied against tuition paid to colleges and universities with low graduation rates, small numbers of low-income students and high levels of student debt.

New York’s upstate cities have some of the worst schools in the country

The Hechinger Report

Efforts to disentangle success from economics are made somewhat harder by New York’s decision not to adopt one of the national Common Core tests, which promised to allow more apples-to-apples comparisons among school districts across the country (though New York has a modified version of the Common Core standards in place, the state makes its own exams to test whether kids are meeting those expectations).

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

The Hechinger Report

Nancy Loome, executive director and founder of the Parents’ Campaign, a nonprofit and grassroots education advocacy organization. By comparison, the national average is about 20.4 A child rides a bike on the playground at Global Connections Learning Center in Jackson. Photo: Jackie Mader. JACKSON, Miss.

Consumers get more information about a purchase they once made on trust: college

The Hechinger Report

They say it’s easier to learn the odds of winning Powerball than of graduating, or to comparison-shop for a mattress than to compare the actual cost of tuition, fees, and other expenses among schools. Tom Allison, deputy policy and research director at the millennial advocacy group Young Invincibles, is skeptical of this argument. “I Cal students in the Doe Library at UC Berkeley. Photo: Alison Yin/Hechinger Report. Pssst! You wanna buy a college education? Of course you do!

One of the worst states at caring for low-income babies and toddlers

The Hechinger Report

According to a 2015 report by the advocacy non-profit Child Care Aware, the average cost of center-based infant care in Louisiana—one of the four poorest states in the nation—was roughly $110 a week in 2014. The average state, by comparison, spends half its welfare dollars on those goals, according to the LBP report. Four year-olds at Beary Cherry Tree use magnetic blocks with instructor Fredericka Bellard, 24, to learn about counting, sorting and patterns. Photo: Della Hasselle.

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate

The Hechinger Report

The findings “demonstrate more can be done to support the needs of these non-traditional students,” said Barrett Bogue, spokesman for the advocacy organization Student Veterans of America. By comparison, the first university Skye Musson attended when she got out of the Coast Guard was “definitely not” equipped to help her or the many other veterans it had recruited, she said. Cuinn Mulinaro, 26, a U.S.

As coronavirus ravaged Indian Country, the federal government failed its schools

The Hechinger Report

By comparison, only around 30 percent of BIE schools were doing the same. Samantha Honani’s son hasn’t completed a school assignment in months.

Counting DACA students

The Hechinger Report

For comparison, 18 percent of the general U.S. In a letter to Congress dated September 6, 2017, a group of 64 advocacy organizations estimated that a fifth of the 800,000 DACA recipients (or 160,000 if you do the math) are currently enrolled in college. DACA supporters protest the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Los Angeles, California on September 5, 2017.

Are we ready? How we are teaching – and not teaching – kids about climate change

The Hechinger Report

Dan Quinn, research director and press secretary of the Texas Freedom Network, an advocacy group that was founded to challenge the influence of the religious right in state politics, calls the standards a “muddled mess when it comes to climate science.”

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

The most trumpeted new approach focuses around a complaint system and a separate GI Bill comparison tool that flags schools the department determines are in trouble.

Hillary Clinton’s preschool revolution?

The Hechinger Report

As a young attorney, she worked for the Children’s Defense Fund, an advocacy group. We’re lucky to have one candidate who has a track record like that,” said Kris Perry, head of the First Five Years Fund, an advocacy group that advises both Republican and Democratic politicians on early childhood policy. Hillary Clinton reads “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to a preschool class at a YMCA in Rochester, New Hampshire on June 15, 2015.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” ” The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy has thoughts on the pushback , making the comparison between Zuckerberg ’s corporate and philanthropic efforts and inBloom. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. This fall, the EducationSuperHighway released a price comparison tool so that districts could see neighbors’ broadband costs and ideally leverage that information to get a better deal. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

By comparison, just 19% of Democrats believe that colleges’ and universities’ effect is negative.). Facebook said it would work with the ed-tech advocacy group Digital Promise to teach digital skills. 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.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Before I turn to the President-Elect’s campaign promises and potential education and computer technology policies, I want to note that this Presidential election was influenced by digital technologies in ways that make the “ digital masterminds ” who supposedly helped Obama win re-election pale by comparison: Hacks – perhaps by Russia – of the Democratic National Committee. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.