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Excite, expand, equitize: Using data to support reading

eSchool News

Our overall objective was to expand access to literacy and use real-world data in curating and individualizing collections to better serve the needs of the district’s highly diverse student population. Providing impactful data on student reading habits. We also work as a department to analyze the data and make purchasing decisions.

Data 101
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New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.

Edsurge

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. Once you create these massive databases of biometric data, they’re always going to be a target,” Darragh says.

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PROOF POINTS: A third of public school children were chronically absent after classrooms re-opened, advocacy group says

The Hechinger Report

Attendance Works based its “alarming” estimate on 2021-22 attendance data it has from four states where chronic absenteeism doubled from pre-pandemic levels: California, Connecticut, Ohio and Virginia. It may be a full year before we will have national data on student absences during 2021-22 from the U.S. 27, 2022 blog post.

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Retraining an entire state’s elementary teachers in the science of reading

The Hechinger Report

But this fall, everyone at Viewmont Elementary School is in masks, so she has to listen more intently than usual. Some teachers in Hickory Public Schools, where Viewmont Elementary is located, have been focusing more on the science of reading in recent years, spurred in part by the influence of a local education college.

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

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. You had some experience in research and advocacy for privacy before you started there, while you were a student.

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Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

There is significant data proving the positive impact music has on a student’s ability to retain, learn, and articulate information. She oversees advocacy efforts for the CMA Foundation at the state and federal level, which includes working with more than a dozen community partners to elevate the cause.

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OPINION: Women education leaders need better support and sponsorships to help catch up

The Hechinger Report

New survey data and research illuminates the experiences and perspectives of women who confront this bias and demonstrates the need for systemic change to dismantle the bias driving the gender gap. Data from the U.S. More broadly, the existing education leadership pipeline continues to disadvantage women.

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