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. This kind of technology has also already entered the world of education.

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

The Hechinger Report

This year, the Green Lake Parent Teacher Association paid about half that much to cover the cost of the elementary school’s vocal teacher and a portion of a full-time counselor’s salary, among other supports for students. The real issue is Washington state just needs to fully fund education.

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Thousands of families in special education limbo

The Hechinger Report

Eli Clark has been waiting nearly a year for their high school to complete an evaluation that would determine special education services. To Eli and Stuart, the delay suggests special education students have become a “lower priority” to the district.

Sent home early: Lost learning in special education

The Hechinger Report

Her parents wanted to get her a special education designation — and all the supports that came with it. The short answer, according to special education lawyers and advocates across the country, is no. Catherine Pearson, parent of a student in special education.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Educating Kids for Life Not for Tests. Now, last time in episode 231 , we discussed education reform in Virginia and how they have been moving away from overtesting. The goal, the end in mind was educate kids for tests.

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

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. 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. CETPA Board Treasurer Peter Skibitzki and Ruthmary Cradler of Educational Support Systems further enhanced California’s representation. . Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

Who is the new U.S. Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona?

The Hechinger Report

When he was assistant superintendent of schools in Meriden, Miguel Cardona — the state’s new education commissioner — would take new teachers on a tour of the city’s neighborhoods. Credit: YouTube/State Education Resource Center. Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona.

Is the pandemic our chance to reimagine education for students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

But when schools shuttered for the coronavirus last spring, Vaughn gained a slew of new responsibilities, like helping her kids access virtual classrooms and coordinating the special education services they receive. Vaughn feared how her absence would affect her children’s education. “I

Reluctance to require suicide prevention education could cost lives, but it’s complicated

The Hechinger Report

When she took a break from class at Cody High School to testify to the Wyoming State Legislature, via Zoom, in favor of a bill that would have mandated suicide prevention education in schools, she was prepared for an easy win. Ryan Fuhrman, chairman of the Wyoming State Board of Education.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

Fortunately, TGR Foundation and Discovery Education are partnering to help STEM teachers reach a more diverse group of learners and generate student interest in STEM. This post is sponsored by TGR Foundation and Discovery Education.

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When the man behind the curtain is female: More women now hold key education policymaker jobs

The Hechinger Report

Kids were busting into Zoom meetings across the country at that point in the pandemic, but for Kelley, whose job is to help design California’s statewide education policy, and her female colleagues, the situation held special resonance. “We

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Related Resources Music education gives students an exciting and creative reason to be in the classroom. Established as the philanthropic arm to the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation has invested over $25 million into music education programs across all 50 states.

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

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. 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. CETPA Board Treasurer Peter Skibitzki and Ruthmary Cradler of Educational Support Systems further enhanced California’s representation. . Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

Pioneering districts in the League of Innovative Schools are at the forefront of incorporating computer science education in K-12, leading large-scale initiatives to integrate coding and computational thinking into their curricula. In the contexts of job preparedness and everyday engagement, many educators consider proficiency in computer science and computational thinking as valuable for students. Community Engagement and Advocacy.

Schools bar Native students from wearing traditional regalia at graduation

The Hechinger Report

They argue that the practice of policing Indigenous students’ graduation attire is symptomatic of an education system woefully ignorant of, and insensitive to, Native culture. And it immediately brought to mind what our peoples have endured at the hands of the education system,” Qassataq said.

Does the future of schooling look like Candy Land?

The Hechinger Report

At first glance, the binders incorporating a whole year of learning at the Parker-Varney elementary school in Manchester look a little like Candy Land, the beloved game of chance where players navigate a colorful route past delicious landmarks to arrive at a Candy Castle. MANCHESTER, N.H. —

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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. This bill was actively supported by CUE as well as most of the education associations potentially part of the Coalition mentioned in this article. The bill requires State Superintendent Torlakson to convene an advisory panel to prepare recommendations for a K-12 Computer Science Strategic Implementation (CCSSI) Plan to be adopted by the State Board of Education and implemented by the California Department of Education on or before July 1, 2018.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

I went into education for two reasons. And the second reason is that I could ensure that no child would ever experience the educational journey and experience that I did. Read or Listen to: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence with Billy Krakower 140 Twitter Tips for Educators An Easy guide to Gaining Followers and Being Followed on Twitter Vicki: (agrees) Tom: I don’t think enough teachers are on Twitter.

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How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

The Hechinger Report

When the kids showed up, educators could see even more clearly how uneven their learning has been during the pandemic. “It’s So, we’ve spent several months traveling the country learning from schools applying best practices and from researchers and educators who have studied what works.

OPINION: With many schools choosing online learning, how can we keep the music alive?

The Hechinger Report

this spring, educators have been faced with a challenge: How do we ensure that our students can safely engage in school this fall? We advocate for our programs to ensure that our students receive the highest quality music education, year in and year out. FRANKLIN, Tenn.

After-school programs have either been abandoned or overworked

The Hechinger Report

For low-income kids it’s really hard for programs to run in person,” said Jodi Grant, executive director of Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group. “It

Trying to improve remote learning? A refugee camp offers some surprising lessons

The Hechinger Report

Hameed’s students are participants in various programs through Hello Future , a nonprofit organization that works with teen refugees to bridge the education gap by teaching digital and financial literacy, critical thinking and entrepreneurship.

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

The Hechinger Report

O’Neal Elementary School, in Elgin, Illinois, none of the third graders could read and write at grade level according to state tests in 2019. Just nine miles away sits Centennial Elementary School, where 73 percent of third graders met grade-level standards on that same test.

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PRINCIPAL VOICE: How Zoom features and bureaucracy kneecap distance learning

The Hechinger Report

We need a new “new normal” in education, and we need it now. This story about student cameras was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Thank you, Pam for your time and wisdom and I hope everyone has enjoyed this four-part series with a truly remarkable educator. And I was describing to them that, “We got here with a long-term commitment to stay on a course of — really, if you want to call it, progressive education, but trying to really stay focused on trying to educate kids for lifelong learning, not just simply to build a transcript to take some test and to be able to walk across a stage.”

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

We try to keep our ears to the ground here when it comes to the public buzzing around educational technology in schools. My favorite part comes right after, when the study he is using to say educational technology is a hoax says, “particularly when there is regular and frequent use…” The study says we should be using tech regularly. And it says it’s especially good for special education kids. Room 17, Powell Valley Elementary School.

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. Extra time does mean that other activities — from physical education to art and coding — don’t have to be curtailed.

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How one school is coping with mental health: Social workers delivering technology, food and counseling to kids at home, and open office hours all day — even when school is out

The Hechinger Report

The school also has a significant number of English language learners and students in special education. Related: The ‘invisible’ front line workers of education.

Kids with disabilities blocked from bilingual programs

The Hechinger Report

BOSTON, Massachusetts – For almost a decade, Simón López, the special education coordinator at Boston’s Sarah Greenwood School, has been fighting against the school district that employs him. based think tank that has studied both special and bilingual education.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. jena.passut_7651. Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:13.

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

The Hechinger Report

Most states have some sort of truancy laws on the books, but only about half still have policies punishing truancy with potential penal measures, according to the national policy group Education Commission of the States.

How much will it take to reopen, catch up kids, and save public schooling long term?

The Hechinger Report

last spring, public schools across the country were forced to grapple with how best to educate their students while still protecting lives. But that initial financial hit was just the beginning, according to some education experts. billion for K-12 education.

Students Are Slipping Through the Cracks of Special Education. Schools Must Do Better.

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The teacher reached out to me, an education consultant recently hired by the school district to support struggling learners. As an educator, it’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day “administrivia” of making hundreds of decisions a week.

Grandparents raising grandchildren under lockdown: When the protectors are the most vulnerable

The Hechinger Report

With the coronavirus shuttering schools and forcing the nation into quarantine, these grandparents have shouldered extra duties feeding, caring for and educating their grandkids at a time when they are themselves especially vulnerable.

When typical middle school antics mean suspensions, handcuffs or jail

The Hechinger Report

You don’t punish a child by denying them an education.” Raymond Pierce, president of the Southern Education Foundation. In a recent survey drawing responses from 1,219 teachers and conducted by the charter schools advocacy organization the Thomas B.

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