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. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed one-third of fourth graders in the state performing below the basic reading level in 2019.

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

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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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.

OPINION: Creating better post-pandemic education for English learners

The Hechinger Report

While a striking amount of uncertainty remains, experts largely agree on one thing: Pandemic education has exacted the greatest tolls from the children of historically marginalized groups.

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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.

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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

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

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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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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.

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.

OPINION: Too many Black and Latino students are ‘academically alone’ in advanced classes

The Hechinger Report

My friends without such advocacy found themselves systematically excluded from certain courses by the invisible hand of adults who did not know them and used the school schedule to cajole them toward courses and pathways that, over time, calcified and shaped their identities — and aspirations.

‘More than a warm body’: Schools try long-term solutions to substitute teacher shortage

The Hechinger Report

Over the past few months, Nathan Roberts has witnessed dozens of substitute teachers stumble through their first days at Penny Creek Elementary School. Nathan Roberts, a full-time substitute at Penny Creek Elementary School, teaches a class of kindergarteners how to count.

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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.

A day in the life of a school social worker

The Hechinger Report

At midday, he eats alone in his office inside the Washington Irving Educational Center, trying to stay mindful. If you follow me,” the coach said to him, “if you do what I tell you to do in regard to school — education — here, I can help you make a better life for yourself.”

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How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

The Hechinger Report

We have this huge digital divide that’s making it hard for [students] to get their education,” she said. David Silver, the director of education for the mayor’s office, said people talked about the digital divide, but there had never been enough energy to tackle it. OAKLAND, Calif.

‘State-sanctioned violence:’ Inside one of the thousands of schools that still paddles students

The Hechinger Report

Collins Elementary School, in southeastern Mississippi, paddled students more times than almost any school in the country in 2017-18, the last year for which there is national data. Yet students at Collins Elementary join the increasingly isolated ranks of those legally paddled at school.

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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.

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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.

Who wants to lead America’s school districts? Anyone? Anyone?

The Hechinger Report

Her tenure began just a few months into the pandemic when coronavirus cases were surging across the nation and education officials were grappling with whether and how to reopen schools. There are communities that are way more supportive of education in general,” she said. ELKO, Nev.

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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.

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

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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

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OPINION: We must do a better job of teaching Asian American history in our schools

The Hechinger Report

Even more importantly: How can policies and education help improve our status in the U.S.? Now, a new annual report about attitudes toward Asian Americans from the advocacy organization LAAUNCH has provided some disturbing answers to some of these questions.

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.

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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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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.

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Osmo From BYJU’s Names Peter Glovin Senior Vice President of Educational Sales

eSchool News

Palo Alto, CA– Award-winning STEAM brand, Osmo from BYJU’S, announces Peter Glovin’s appointment as Senior VP of Educational Sales, effective immediately. Osmo Education celebrated its fifth anniversary last March. Osmo from BYJU’s and Osmo Education products are used in over 2.5

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students are telling us there’s a big missing piece in their education” –John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic. Today’s educators realize learning has as much to do with academics as how students get along with themselves and others. And with home advocacy, SEL will work better, faster, and more effectively. Stanislaus Elementary School with “Four at the Door.” Education reform SEL

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 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.

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Education Has Been Hammering the Wrong Nail. We Have to Focus on the Early Years.

ED Surge

The Lourie Center’s therapeutic nursery program offers a comprehensive early childhood program that provides education and clinical services. Lucas’ teachers and therapeutic staff at the Lourie Center were able to provide remarkably nurturing, attentive care and education for Lucas.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

On top of those issues, there have been seemingly endless attempts to perfect the standardized test itself, at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars and dividing educators and communities. The problem was sufficiently troubling that educators hoped Congress would abandon the requirement for such tests when it rewrote the No Child Left Behind law that mandated them in the first place.

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.

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