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


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.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

Far too often, in my life as a parent and educator, I’ve listened to parents who have strong concerns about reserved children. Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. Given the role of education and its close connection to entrepreneurship and the corporate world, schools often give praise and attention to extroverts. Advocate Education News Featured Higher Education humanity Secondary Education STEAM Teacher Tips Technology


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Does 2020 present a crucible moment for K–12 education? The answer may surprise you.

The Christensen Institute

Taking cues from the history of K–12 education, it’s no guarantee. Consider two examples of events that shifted the ground dramatically underneath schools, but resulted in two vastly different legacies: Public education’s Sputnik moment. Education Blog

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Kristy Custer – Bio as Submitted Dr. Kristy Custer has been a public educator for almost 25 years. Dr. Custer is a leader in character education and civic advocacy. 10-minute Teacher Show All Grades Education Game Based Learning Overcoming in Covid19 Teachers

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


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.

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


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.

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

Unfortunately, many schools and districts are still relying on individuals or looking for that magic program rather than developing educational systems that provide a high-quality, modern education for all students. Secretary of Education in the Obama administration.

Connecting SEL with Academic Achievement to Achieve True Education Equity

Across the nation, district equity discussions include how schools must examine current biases from bus stops to classroom materials to educator and staff expectations. Recent experiences include serving as a research assistant under education faculty at Michigan State University.

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.

Learn how the Alliance for Excellent Education can help you and your students! | @All4ed


The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington based advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students are ready for success in college. Jeff sits down with Terri Schwartzbeck and Sam Patterson to discuss the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day and how you can have a Future Ready School. Show Topics * The Alliance for Excellent Education * 4th Annual Digital Learning Day * What is Future Ready?

What to do when you have done everything you can

Reading By Example

That’s saying something, in the era of Governor Scott Walker and a very polarizing debate around public education. For K-12 schools, teachers may no longer be required to have a degree in education, or even a degree period, to teacher courses in secondary schools. For higher education, our legislators proposed a $250 million dollar cut and opened the doors for the University of Wisconsin system to get rid of tenure.

Notes from the UNI Education Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Notes from the UNI Education Summit in Cedar Falls, Iowa a couple of weeks ago… Website. I’m glad there are so many educators here; I always feel safer in a room of teachers! He said, “You’ve had a wonderful education. The city department of education sent me out as a substitute. of Education was essentially correct. There’s another kind of inequality: rich preschool education. David Drew , Reforming STEM Education in America.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Who’s the decider?

Reading By Example

The principal authors, Vicki Park and Amanda Datnow, make a not-so-provocative claim that may still cause consternation in education: Rather than data driving the decision-making, student learning goals should drive what data are collected and how they are used. The reason this philosophy might cause unrest with educators is that data-driven decision making is still a mainstay in schools. Data-driven decision making is hard enough for professional educators.

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9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. Founded in 1865, AASA is the professional organization, comprised of over 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts and nationwide.

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms.

Nine New Lawsuits Target ?Inclusive Access? Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations


The suits name publishers Cengage Learning, McGraw Hill, and Pearson Education, as well as book sellers Follett Higher Education Group and Barnes & Noble. And in February, nonprofit advocacy organization U.S.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The North Carolina New Schools Project first received an $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meant to restructure secondary education through the creation of smaller high schools. Among other donations, $26 million came from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in addition to a $15 million grant in 2011 and a $20 million grant in 2014 from the US Department of Education. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

ESSA learning more, doing more


After eight years without a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), ESSA becomes law with references to school libraries and librarians. We need to meet with the Departments of Education in our states to ensure we are part of the competitive grant programs to launch in 2017. activism advocacy ESSA technology

#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night


activism advocacy twitter Using the hashtag #getESEAright, ALA joins forces with NEA’s planned Twitter storm on Thursday, April 9 th from 7:00 till 8:00 PM Eastern.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

In terms of young women, school counselors and really all educators can help young women and really all of our students learn more about computer science and technology by thinking about how it intersects with every area of interest. When we start to see that intersection as educators, we can have those conversations with our students. What are some resources for counselors and other educators?

New report gives Mississippi an F in regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi’s regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges is weak, and the state does not do enough to protect students from these sometimes predatory institutions, according to a new national report by the Children’s Advocacy Institute. Higher Education. Higher Ed News Adult learning for-profit educationA new report says the state of Mississippi does not do enough to regulate for-profit colleges. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report.

The Awkward Truth About ‘Free College’—It Isn’t Truly Free


In 2014, when Tennessee unveiled a statewide scholarship to cover tuition expenses at community colleges, the program was praised for making higher education possible for more people. Education Technology Higher Education Access and Affordability Diversity and Equity

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday! This is an amazing and free online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world. The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. The hidden treasure of the Global Education Conference is volunteering--you will love it!

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.

On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

Iterating Toward Openness

For the first decade of the modern open education movement (1998 – 2007), the distinguishing feature of our work – the thing we cared most about and talked most about – was the open licensing we applied to educational materials. UNESCO later decided to refer to open content intended to support research, teaching, and learning as “open educational resources.” ” There were two kinds of educational materials in the world.

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Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

Faced with fast-changing instructional models, varying infection rates, decreasing revenue sources, and a variety of natural disasters, how can education finance officials meet the short-term needs of their districts as well as longer-term requirements? By Robert Low.

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

The Hechinger Report

They reported only districtwide averages, making disparities across districts the primary fodder for conversations about educational inequities. Related: A decade of research on the rich-poor divide in education. Certain special education programs can drive up costs, for example.

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Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. Recent research has shown that SEL increases high school graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates, as well as employment rates and wages.

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

In order to address education equity, administrators must first recognize the common barriers. A holistic approach to child development, education, and differentiated support – This is a chance to make classrooms developmentally conducive to learning. By Stacey Pusey.

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

While everyone wants educational materials to be less expensive, lower costs are the least interesting thing about digital, networked learning. However, like many others outside the immediate OER community, this author seems unaware that there is anything more to OER than “free textbooks” that – just like the inclusive access model – make education more affordable. Imagine that – somehow – you’ve never used the internet before.

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11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom


In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning. Self-advocacy. For many students, self-advocacy doesn’t come naturally. Teaching students how to ask for help, through role playing or other guidance, can return huge rewards, especially when students leave secondary school. education student ownership

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


And she doesn't like it when the media “use my name as clickbait or try to make it all about me”—education, she says, is about students and families. That’s how the Education Secretary opened a recent talk to a room full of education journalists at the Education Writers Association annual convention in Baltimore. As expected, DeVos spoke highly of school choice, and touted her Education Freedom Scholarships program as a way to make that reality.

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

The Hechinger Report

Just before this crisis began, Arizona was poised to spend millions more on boosting its thin roster of counselors, thanks in part to the advocacy of students like Kumar. Amanda Nolasco, school counselor specialist, Arizona Department of Education.

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The Cost Trap, Concluding Thoughts

Iterating Toward Openness

My long term goals in advocating for OER are to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners and (2) radically improve access to education worldwide. However, the short-term goals I am currently pursuing as a step toward these longer term goals are to increase the effectiveness, affordability, and access to post-secondary education in the United States, particularly in the context of institutions that serve at-risk students.

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Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

in educational computing from the University of North Texas. Dr. Levett began her career in Savannah as a speech and language pathologist and moved to positions in leadership including Secondary Principal, Chief Academic Officer, Deputy Superintendent, and interim Superintendent.