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. And in December, a study published by the U.S.

When typical middle school antics mean suspensions, handcuffs or jail

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In a recent survey drawing responses from 1,219 teachers and conducted by the charter schools advocacy organization the Thomas B. A study that tracked nearly 1 million Texas seventh graders found Black students disciplined for some infractions at rates 31 percent above the norm.

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Leadership as Process

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For example, when I arrived at my current elementary school, there was some interest in going schoolwide with the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for reading and for writing. Advocacy Leader as a Thinker Literacy professional development qualitative data Reflection beliefs evaluation identity Lucy Calkins Units of StudyIt is October, which means it is school learning objective time. Principals are diligently crafting statements that are S.M.A.R.T.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. 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. Encourage schools to offer additional secondary-level computer science courses that will allow interested students to study facets of computer science in more depth and prepare them for entry into the work force or college.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

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I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. Many programs and products produce reams of “research,” but they’re just sales materials masquerading as effectiveness studies. ” Regina Trout, kindergarten teacher at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown, N.Y.

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

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Related: PROOF POINTS: When women studied with women, they persisted, study finds. Samantha Tran, senior managing director of education policy at Children Now, a nonpartisan research, policy and advocacy organization, noticed. “I

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

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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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Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Two out of every three high school seniors graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, 30 percent higher than the state average for all school divisions. M-Cubed is a program that supports black middle school males in year-round advanced math studies to improve their high school academic performance. Pam Moran on episode 236 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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Two out of every three high school seniors graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, 30 percent higher than the state average for all school divisions. M-Cubed is a program that supports black middle school males in year-round advanced math studies to improve their high school academic performance. Pam Moran on episode 246 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

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I was over in one of the elementary schools the other day, and three years ago we were all in awe and kind of gaga about a high school student who was all in with drones, and sort of building and flying, and learning about aviation and drones with his high school peers. Two out of every three high school seniors graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, 30 percent higher than the state average for all school divisions.

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

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Cardona probably first caught the collective eye of the state’s education and political leaders in 2010 when he was appointed co-chairman of a legislative task force studying the state’s intractable academic achievement gap between racial and socioeconomic groups. FROM OUR PARTNER.

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

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Another study found that schools where students have regular contact with officers were more likely to refer children to law enforcement for fighting, making threats without a weapon, stealing or vandalism. “In

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

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In fact, in the study that he links to, and you’re going to like this, the summary actually says: from https://v1.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/uploads/pdf/The_Impact_of_Digital_Technologies_on_Learning_(2012).pdf. 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. EDITORIAL.

Kids with disabilities blocked from bilingual programs

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based think tank that has studied both special and bilingual education. At Sarah Greenwood, school leaders have resisted López’s advocacy for years. Elementary to High School News Civil rights English language learners Special education

6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

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S how students that human rights advocacy is a frame-of-mind by introducing them t o courageous activists from around the world and learn how to initiate the conversations that bring about real change. Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources .

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

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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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Principals Need to Know Literacy

Reading By Example

When I first became a principal at an elementary school, I thought I had the requisite knowledge to be a literacy leader. This article serves as a closing post for our online study group Becoming a Literacy Leader by Jen Allen. Our engagement in this study serves as evidence that none of us believe we have all the answers, nor will we in the future. Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Literacy Reading Reflection Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer Allen

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

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One graduated from college and started his own trucking business while another plans on studying at Mississippi State this fall. She also spoke at a virtual gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign, an advocacy group.

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

Reading By Example

Some of the work students bring home can make for an interesting study. This seems to fly in the face of research, such as John Hattie’s meta-analysis that homework has a negligible effect in elementary school and a significant one at the secondary. The typical fare is worksheets , reading logs , and studying spelling words for Friday’s test. Advocacy Leadership principal as an advocate Reflection Teaching genius hour homework john hattie

Civic Responsibility

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This post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. No doubt we teach social studies. For example, are the “3 R’s” – reading, writing, ‘rithmetic – mutually exclusive from social studies? Advocacy Literacy newsletter principal as an advocate Reading media literacy Michael Rebell Phi Delta Kappan votingLet me know what you think in the comments! It is hard to believe that November is already here!

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

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Studies show test scores trend higher in schools with full-time, certified school librarians. 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.

#WhyNCTE15: Because we all need to know literacy

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This goes for math teachers, science teachers, social studies teachers, specials teachers, administrators, and all other professionals working in education. As an elementary principal, I cannot remember the last time I attended a conference for administrators. Advocacy Leadership Literacy Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing NCTE wsraAs #ncte15 nears the end, tell us #whyncte15 ! We can’t wait to hear your reasons! pic.twitter.com/nXJYoA0LqB.

PRINCIPAL VOICE: Returning students to school safely is top priority, but let’s not forget to treat them fairly

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Black students are punished, suspended and arrested significantly more than their non-Black peers, studies have shown. Elementary to High School High School Reform Opinion Race and Equity Solutions

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

As shared in my previous posts 7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning and 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director.

A shocking number of young people can’t separate fact from fiction online

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The overwhelming majority of young people are unable to sift through online information and separate fact, fiction and opinion, according to a new study from Stanford University. The study, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning , was produced by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Never have we had so much information at our fingertips,” the study’s authors wrote. Photo: Getty Images.

STUDENT VOICE: Black boys need the guidance and mentorship of black male teachers

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Studies show that the effect of having a black male teacher, especially between grades 3 and 5, decreases the dropout rate among black male students by 30 percent and increases the likelihood of black students aspiring to higher education.

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

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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.

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

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Before elementary school, the boy was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety, and in kindergarten he was placed in a small, self-contained class for kids with disabilities. We see kids whose challenges don’t show up on their report card, so they aren’t getting services,” said Jennifer Choi, a parent and founder of the advocacy group 2eNYC and a trustee of the nonprofit Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

The state’s just reduced that to a requirement of one science, one social studies, one math, and a reading and writing assessment. So, I think that Virginia’s feeling like a real breath of fresh air is rolling through the state in terms of really looking at things like more opportunities for kids to get out of school, particularly their junior and senior year, to be able to do internships or work experiences or independent studies or community-based project work.

High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

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Miguel Hernandez, who came to Los Angeles four years ago knowing only his Zapotecan dialect and neither Spanish nor English, is now headed to California State University at Northridge to study computer science. Since 2006, the share of California Hispanic 19-year-olds with a high school diploma has increased from 74 percent to 86 percent, according to the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California advocacy group.

Promote Executive Functioning within School Culture

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A 2007 study found that executive functions are more critical for school readiness than is IQ or entry-level reading or math. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

Teaching Students to Advocate at Their Own IEP Meetings

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Consider these questions when preparing younger elementary students to attend an IEP meeting: What do you like about school? For older elementary and middle school students, try asking some of these questions to help them learn to lead: Describe some of the challenges you face in school.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

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She also served in leadership positions at Antioch University McGregor (OH), the Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine, and Macon State College (GA). By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

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Over-the-air educational programming is also being made available through Boston’s PBS affiliate, WGBH, which has devoted weekday afternoon broadcast hours on its WORLD television channel to science and social studies-themed shows aimed at middle school and high school students.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. Many of the organizations listed have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels.

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