CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Under her guidance and with access to connectivity, the students were able to meet virtually with the polar scientists to guide their research efforts.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Under her guidance and with access to connectivity, the students were able to meet virtually with the polar scientists to guide their research efforts.

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Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

On January 24th, at the beginning of ALA Midwinter, 150 people rallied to restore school librarians in Philadelphia. While she learned to navigate and understand the value of her library’s network of databases, she knows that many kids don’t even know what a database is.

State Spotlight: Texas’ Student-Centered Response to COVID-19

ExcelinEd

students to? innovatively to? all students and families have the opportunity to succeed. When COVID-19 disrupted the traditional model , Commissioner Mike Morath and his team quickly created policies to help ensure students would not fall through the cracks. . How to make operational adjustments so schools are safe for students and staff. . Baseline Conditions in Texas Prior to COVID-19 . Student-Centered Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

How Schools Are preparing – and Not Preparing – Children for Climate Change,” reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. McKneely, who now leads InspireNOLA Charter Schools, is trying to use this latest emergency to prepare for future natural disasters and disease outbreaks that are worsening due to climate change. We wanted to deal with that first.”.

Blending learning from the top down or the ground up?

The Christensen Institute

As more states gear up for online testing regimes, state agencies and advocacy groups are flocking to support digital infrastructure and learning. million in grant money to 47 Georgia school districts in order to provide high-speed broadband access and to strengthen blended learning in the state. This may not happen, however, if we lack vision and concrete examples of the types of classrooms we’re hoping to build.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

A year into leading the March for Our Lives rallies in Arizona, where calls for stronger gun control fell mostly on deaf ears, Induja Kumar, 17, and her fellow student organizers decided to try something different. Their initial pitch last year to lower Arizona’s student-to-counselor ratio – currently the highest in the nation at 905-to-1 – centered on stabilizing the mental health of young people as a way to prevent gun violence. Kids talking to kids.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

In others, schools use PBS’s “Nova” program to help teach science. Elsewhere, teachers hold daily virtual office hours to check on the academic and emotional well-being of students they can no longer meet face to face. Faced with the unprecedented challenge of lengthy school closures because of coronavirus, the nation’s roughly 13,000 public school districts are scrambling to cope. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It is “college day,” and the students in this old farming town 60 miles north of Denver are applying to a handful of state universities and community colleges, their transcripts printed out for quick review. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. In November, the town put a referendum on the ballot asking voters to approve a tax increase to funnel $4.2

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “The Polarizing Pick to Be Betsy DeVos ’ Right-Hand Man.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Candice Jackson on Campus Sex Assault : ‘We’re Not Asking Schools to Step In as Courts of Law’ ” Via The New York Times : “ Melania Trump , in Michigan, Urges Middle Schoolers to ‘Choose Kindness ’ ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Rand Paul ’s New Target: Peer Review.”

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.