Teaching Students to Advocate at Their Own IEP Meetings

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Did you know that students with disabilities are allowed to attend their own IEP meetings ? Most special education teachers, leaders, and advocates highly encourage students to participate in and eventually lead their IEP meetings.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

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They encourage self-advocacy skills and foster a growth mindset through t heir award-winning STEM curricula, college-access programs , along with a digital platform for educator professional learning.

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

CUE

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. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

When typical middle school antics mean suspensions, handcuffs or jail

The Hechinger Report

Nevertheless, the meeting in the principal’s office that followed ended with Alan suspended. “My In a recent survey drawing responses from 1,219 teachers and conducted by the charter schools advocacy organization the Thomas B. Police have popped in on their meetings with school staff.

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process. Herein lies the impetus of the work at Wells Elementary schoo l the past two years. Path Pace Place Choice Voice Advocacy Models There are many mainstream models out there that can be used to blend effectively. blended learning edtech pedagogy Wells Elementary SchoolBlended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

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

CUE

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. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

Sent home early: Lost learning in special education

The Hechinger Report

One Oregon advocacy organization reported receiving calls from nearly 280 parents about shortened school days from September 2016 to December 2018. Still, Pearson laments that he didn’t get that level of instruction throughout elementary school. “I

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. Defining computer science education principles to meet needs of K-12 students. The bill supports President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, which provides Federal funding for the next three years for states to increase access to computer science education in elementary and secondary education classrooms. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislation

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

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

In school-provided gloves and masks, they try to meet students and parents outside on front porches or at a neighborhood park to follow social distancing rules. Santiago-Diaz said sometimes they’ll send a private link via Google Meet to students who seem to be having trouble.

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

The Hechinger Report

Meghan Whittaker, director of policy and advocacy at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. You talk to anybody at a school or staff about the need, and whether they have what they need to meet the needs of these kids.

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

The Hechinger Report

For example, the focus of last summer’s global virtual camp was leadership and advocacy through the power of storytelling. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Future of Learning Solutions English language learners Immigrants and Refugees International online learning

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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OPINION: Creating better post-pandemic education for English learners

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Elementary to High School Opinion English language learners online learning Parents Personalized Learning

PRINCIPAL VOICE: How Zoom features and bureaucracy kneecap distance learning

The Hechinger Report

We need site leaders’ expertise to be acknowledged and acted on without endless meetings and committees. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Opinion Solutions

If schools don’t overhaul discipline, ‘teachers will still be calling the police on our Black students’

The Hechinger Report

But this summer, after five years of testifying at nearly every Madison school board meeting about the importance of removing police from schools, Adams found herself crying for a different reason.

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

The Hechinger Report

But I gravitated toward elementary education and once I started doing internship experiences in New Britain, it was sealed for me,” he said. I went from 25 kids to 600 at Hanover Elementary School … Now it’s over 530,000, but it’s still service to kids.”. FROM OUR PARTNER.

Forget civics class: Students want to make a difference in real life

The Hechinger Report

In recent years, the group’s advocacy has led to changes in the district’s graduation requirements, to align them with admissions requirements for California’s university systems, and an expansion of funding for an after-school meal program that had been cut by the school board.

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Thousands of families in special education limbo

The Hechinger Report

Not all districts have complied, said Dustin Rynders, a supervising attorney with the advocacy group Disability Rights Texas. “In The district has tried to complete portions of IEP evaluations remotely when possible and resumed face-to-face evaluation meetings in late August, she added.

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

The Hechinger Report

Have governments spent enough money to meet the unexpected and very steep costs of the last year? What’s the basket of things that we’re going to do to meet this tidal wave of need?” What’s the basket of things that we’re going to do to meet this tidal wave of need?”

Racial Injustice: Teaching Resources

Catlin Tucker

Making Black Lives Matter in Our Schools What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party–but Should Black Muslim Meet-and-Greet: Rethinking Islamophobia Collection of articles (e.g., “A Talk to Teachers” by James Baldwin and “Black is Beautiful” by Kara Hinderlie).

‘We just pick up the pieces’: As a new school year starts, this Mississippi Delta community is fighting for survival

The Hechinger Report

With almost 1,200 — or one in five — of the county’s residents out of work, the demand for food assistance has escalated in a community where thousands of families already struggled to make ends meet before the virus came here.

‘It’s very hard for us to get things we need’: Thousands of Mississippi teens face hunger and homelessness in pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Justin Lofton, director of Youth Engagement and Advocacy for the group, said a large percentage of applicants said their parents hadn’t yet received unemployment benefits after losing their jobs as a result of coronavirus closures, increasing the financial strain on their families.

The Many Formats of Book Club

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Nine other elementary schools in our district also read the book. My students connected with Angie Pendley’s students at Gaines Elementary. The family book club read at home on their own and we held one face-to-face meeting at the end of the book. Advocacy event reader's advisory Reading Promotion author book club discussion family engagement google hangout readers reading reading community shelley pearsall skype virtual author visit

ESSA learning more, doing more

NeverEndingSearch

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. If we are to get a piece of the funding, we have to start pushing, demonstrating how school library programs might be leveraged to meet ESSA goals right now.

Racial Injustice: Teaching Complex Issues

Catlin Tucker

Making Black Lives Matter in Our Schools What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party–but Should Black Muslim Meet-and-Greet: Rethinking Islamophobia Collection of articles (e.g., “A Talk to Teachers” by James Baldwin and “Black is Beautiful” by Kara Hinderlie).

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. gadoeteachertakeover #spelling #spellingbee #writing #english #competition #googlehangout #google #community #librariesofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elementary.

#WhyNCTE15: Because we all need to know literacy

Reading By Example

As an elementary principal, I cannot remember the last time I attended a conference for administrators. Consider: How can you budget your building dollars to best meet students’ needs, when you aren’t aware that having a broad selection of authentic, high-interest literature in classrooms is essential? Advocacy Leadership Literacy Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing NCTE wsraAs #ncte15 nears the end, tell us #whyncte15 ! We can’t wait to hear your reasons!

Parents are panicking, giving up their careers and spending thousands of dollars on piecemeal solutions for the school year

The Hechinger Report

I’m usually 10 minutes late to Zoom meetings on my own. No way I can guarantee I can have both my kids on a different schedule of Zoom meetings on time.”. I’m usually 10 minutes late to Zoom meetings on my own. An elementary school in east Austin.

Column: As Betsy DeVos steps down, critics hope it is time to put the public back in public education

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at a White House meeting, March 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

Meet other teachers in person. Friendly and inclusive learning communities include: CSTA Chapter meetings. See Code.org’s comparisons of CS curricula by grade level: elementary curricula. See a sample letter to principal, advocacy slide deck , and additional resources. This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association. Read the original version here.

Focusing on Social Justice as a Path to Equity

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Davis, Superintendent of Richland School District Two (SC), starts every meeting. To meet these goals, they start with the perspective of advocacy for all, especially BIPOC, high-poverty, LGBTQ, religious, and other populations within their schools. By Stacey Pusey.

Reach out!: Web-Based Advice Service for School Librarians

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And we thought by enabling individual members to reach out with their challenges, we’ll have enough of us involved that someone on our team is likely to have experience in meeting a specific challenges.

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

I’m deeply grateful for the support and collegiality of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation over this time, including for allowing me to attend this year’s annual OER meeting. While the meeting retained for me some of its characteristic David versus Goliath ethic, it is hard not to see momentum shifting in favor of the acceptance of OER both as a positive social movement and as a pragmatic solution to curricular challenges facing schools.

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OPINION: Mocked by his teacher for his ambition as a fourth-grader, this Black father is all-in on charter schools for his own children

The Hechinger Report

When I was in fourth grade at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, my teacher held a career day, where my classmates and I were to come dressed for the jobs we hoped one day to hold. He is in the process of organizing an education advocacy group called P.O.W.E.R.