Online Education Advocacy Group Launches as Dept. of Ed Proposes Loosening Regulations

Edsurge

To advocate for and on behalf of effective online teaching and learning practices, four organizations are joining forces to establish the National Council for Online Education.

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Broaden the E-Rate Program to Help Students Connect at Home, Says Advocacy Group

Marketplace K-12

The post Broaden the E-Rate Program to Help Students Connect at Home, Says Advocacy Group appeared first on Market Brief.

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Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

Edsurge

An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. The group joins others who have spoken out against the merger, including a letter sent last month by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group on behalf of several student organizations. But the group also argues that the merger would change the dynamics of the textbook market.

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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. These advocacy efforts in K-12 schools, she adds, may have influenced the new college campaign.

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Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school advocacy group

The Hechinger Report

The major advocacy group for public charter schools is concerned that failing online charter schools may be hurting the credibility of the movement as a whole. Further, the group argued it might be necessary for virtual (or online-only) charter schools to be separated from the charter designation completely. “We The post Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national charter school advocacy group appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Innovative Assessment Pilots Should Support Equity, and Strive for Broad Impact, Groups Say

Marketplace K-12

Advocacy groups and testing organizations urged the U.S. The post Innovative Assessment Pilots Should Support Equity, and Strive for Broad Impact, Groups Say appeared first on Market Brief.

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Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

And to build on the momentum, and perhaps to help fashion a wider advocacy plan that we can all support. Ian Ian Singer VP, Group Publisher - Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book Library Journals, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. I haven''t heard from @librarytalker yet during all this week of Advocacy Tweeting & Re-Tweeting but I am hoping our Geek Tribe & friends can mobilize to get this pushed forward!"

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With New Scorecard, Group Seeks Promises That Colleges Won’t Use Facial Recognition on Campus

Edsurge

More than 40 colleges have said they do not use facial recognition technology on campus and stated they have no plans to do so, according to a new “ scorecard ” published Tuesday by an advocacy campaign titled Ban Facial Recognition on Campus.

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Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For group or other purchases, please email steve@learningrevolution.com.) To submit a purchase order, or with any registration difficulties, questions, or interest in group rates, contact steve@learningrevolution.com. Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) with Dr. Sue Alman , this Thursday, February 21st, 2019 , at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

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Groups urge IES to release months-late report on student internet access

eSchool News

A federal report on students’ home access to digital learning resources is months late, and ed-tech groups say the delay is impeding efforts to close the homework gap. In a letter to the Institute of Education Sciences , a number of ed-tech and advocacy organizations point out that many students lack home access to the internet connectivity they need to complete homework and use online learning resources.

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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

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Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. To submit a purchase order, or with any registration difficulties, questions, or interest in group rates, contact steve@learningrevolution.com. LIBRARY ADVOCACY: EVERYDAY MARKETING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES" A 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 We have two new Library 2.0 Webinars coming up in February.

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Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

As a literacy coach in Germantown High School, Debbie was one of the adults who accompanied a group of honors students from their Philadelphia High School just a few miles down the road to Springfield. This group is protesting.

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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

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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. Increase the availability of rigorous computer science for all students, especially those who are members of underrepresented groups. John Cradler is a legislative policy consultant with CUE and works with the CUE board, staff, and Legislative Advocacy Committee to advise on policy, legislation, and other public initiatives to support CUE’s mission and vision. Advocacy Common Core Standards computer science CSTA legislation

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One small, shy child changed my school’s dress code

eSchool News

I began to explore this under the current media coverage of the #MeToo movement and other rights groups standing up for female, and more specifically, gender equitable rights. District Management Featured on eSchool News advocacy dress code gender neutral

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Social Justice Virtual Book Club — Featuring the Voice of Katie McNamara

CUE

The group will be reading four books: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. The group currently consists of participants from California, Alaska, Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia, and is seeking to grow. . Education Technology Advocacy CUE-d Up Social Justice sparkAre you interested in connecting your high school students with other learners to discuss relevant issues? Teacher Librarian Katie J.

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The Genre Reading Challenge

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Having books grouped together by genre has helped many readers browse our library shelves and discover new books based on their interests. It has been several years since our library was reorganized by genre.

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Do We Over-Complicate Reading Instruction?

Reading By Example

But we are also talking about a small group of kids that can be supported with early effective intervention if all kids have access to authentic and effective literacy experiences. Advocacy classroom instruction Literacy Reading core instruction reading aloud Tier 1

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Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

Civil rights advocates, conservatives, and assorted other groups formed an alliance during the drafting of the new bill that worked to preserve the requirement that children be tested in third through eighth grades and once in high school. Advocacy Common Core Standards Education Technology eLearning Strategies Symposium Category Page Technology in Education Uncategorized alternative testing computer based learning data data collection ESSA standardized testing

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Principals Need to Know Literacy

Reading By Example

This article serves as a closing post for our online study group Becoming a Literacy Leader by Jen Allen. Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Literacy Reading Reflection Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer AllenWhen I first became a principal at an elementary school, I thought I had the requisite knowledge to be a literacy leader. My previous experiences in the classroom as a teacher of readers and writers led this misconception.

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Quick Win: Creating a Culture of Literacy

Reading By Example

Temporary labels as the students start to put groups of books in classroom library tubs. . …the class has to decide which groups of books will need to be combined and how to label them. . Advocacy Celebration Community Leader as a Reader Literacy Reading bulletin boards classroom environment classroom libraries Relationships student ownershipBefore the students arrived, our faculty learned how to best prepare a classroom (and school) for students.

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The Many Formats of Book Club

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We had about 21 families reading the book, so I hoped to have a large group discussion. However, due to many schedule conflicts, we had a very small group. Even though it was a small group, it was a mighty discussion. With the help of 2 UGA students, I am continuing the 4th grade lunch book club and adding on a 5th grade group. For the first quarter of the year, I’ve been exploring how to start book clubs in our school in a variety of ways.

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Sharing Books Through Google Slides, Shelf Talkers, and Book Talks

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Hicks and a group of 3rd graders to think about our reading lives, how we talk about books, and how we share our reading with our local and global community. It was created by a group of 3rd graders and is just outside the library. We are hoping that are small group explorations will put a spark back into grade levels to incorporate this more into the classroom culture. I’ve been working with Ms.

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When Vendors Listen to Students

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

To my surprise, Amy had sent 3 custom signs that incorporated history as well as the mission of the student book budget group to get the right books in student hands. Advocacy book budgets Lesson amplification Amy Cox capstone signs student book budgets student voice vendorsStudent voice is important to me. I love to find opportunities where students’ voices are listened to, and even more than that, acted upon.

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What to do when you have done everything you can

Reading By Example

It has to be a group effort. Advocacy Community Leadership budget higher education K-12 privitization Scott Walker Valerie StraussThis has been a rocky week for Wisconsin teachers and administrators. 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.

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Lead Like a Coach: A Consistent Presence

Reading By Example

The group responded with clear positions, either way, talking around their own lives. Back in the book club… The students continued to talk in the group but not with each other. One of the group members tried to insert his ideas whenever there was a rare moment of silence, and sometimes even when there was not. I proceeded with an explanation similar to the one I just shared with my small group.

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Dr. Seuss Day: Our Read Across America Celebration

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Readers gathered in the library, chose their books, and socialized before we took a group picture. Advocacy Art Events Reading Promotion community Dr. Seuss favorite books guest readers read aloud reading volunteers Today was the beginning of a very exciting week in the Barrow Media Center. Each year on March 2nd, we schedule guest readers for every classroom in the school. These readers select favorite Dr. Seuss books to share with our students.

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How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

Reading By Example

After discussing the contents of the articles in small group and then in whole group, we started crafting the statements. In other words, what does the will of the group say? Advocacy classroom instruction Community Leader as a Reader Leadership Literacy Metaphors PLCs principal as an advocate qualitative data quantitative data Reading Teaching Technology beliefs Biblionasium collective commitments kidblog Peter Johnston Regie Routman What Works Clearinghouse

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Quality Instruction: The Most Important Classroom Variable

Reading By Example

For example, setting a yearly goal of implementing strategy groups for small group reading instruction is a lot more realistic than expecting yourself to implement strategy groups in one nine weeks. Advocacy classroom instruction Coaching Reading Teaching Writing Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer AllenThe instruction that you provide to your students is the most important variable regarding student achievement.

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I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We took many different group shots along with our individual pictures. Advocacy awards AASL ALA award Boston conference honor leadership libraries library journal ljmover16 media specialist mover and shaker school librarian thank youI’m beyond excited to finally announce that I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. This has been a very hard secret to keep for so long.

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Announcing the 2021-2022 League of Innovative Schools Cohort

Digital Promise

When the pandemic struck, the district pivoted to live virtual services, including full group Zoom sessions and one-on-one support for essay writing and unpacking financial aid. Located in Mississippi, Columbus Municipal School District is committed to advancing advocacy of learners’ parents.

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Happy World Read Aloud Day 2015: Connecting Through Stories Part 3

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I have a group of 2nd-5th graders who are exploring coding and making in a variety of formates. Advocacy Connected Learning iPad Reading Promotion authors collaboration connected learning connecting litworld read aloud skype stories student voice World Read Aloud Day WRAD15 The official World Read Aloud Day 2015 is in the books. We still have 2 days of connections, but it was fun to have a full day for the actual calendar date. We started our day with enrichment clusters.

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Celebrating Read Across America, Dr. Seuss, and Our Community

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We gather for a group picture and a huge thank you for taking time to celebrate reading with our students. Advocacy Events community Dr. Seuss failure google hangouts guest readers perseverance Read across america skype volunteers World Read Aloud Day wrad16March 2nd is always a special day for our school. We have a long tradition of having guest readers for all classrooms in honor of Read Across America and the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

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Coaching Work: Curriculum & Assessment by @danamurphy68 #litleaders

Reading By Example

This is my go-to protocol to look at student work with a group of teachers. Advocacy classroom instruction Coaching data Literacy qualitative data quantitative data Reading Teaching Becoming a Literacy Leader curriculum and assessment Daniel R. In Chapter Six of Becoming a Literacy Leader , Jennifer Allen outlines the various ways she is able to support teachers with curriculum and assessment in her role as an instructional coach.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

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Educators Take Action in the Afterschool for All Challenge

Educator Innovator

To amplify their voices, the Afterschool Alliance encourages interested groups to Call Congress now to support afterschool programs. This year, the Afterschool Alliance is excited to team up with Educator Innovator and recognize your advocacy efforts when you take action in the Afterschool for All Challenge. Afterschool Alliance Educator Innovator Blog advocacy afterschool alliance badges

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Nobody Fails

Reading By Example

One of my math classes was a group of freshmen who had failed Algebra 1 in the first semester and were repeating it with me. Advocacy Assessment classroom instruction Teaching Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer AllenI recently attended a leadership conference where I was able to hear Laszlo Bock, the former Vice President of People Operations at Google, speak. One of the many things that he shared from his book Work Rules! ,

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West Georgia RESA Summer Camp for Library Media Specialists

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We will of course be flexible and take into consideration the needs and requests of the group as we spend time together. Advocacy professional learning goals librarians library media specialists media specialists professional learning network RESA student voice summer camp tools west georgia resaIt’s summer. Educators have the summer off, right?

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Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

The students came to the library in small groups to decorate a box to put their books in. I’m taking time to show this to families, individual students, small groups, and whole classes. Advocacy Book News summer reading community crowdfunding first book grant home library interest public library readers advisory survey

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