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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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


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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with " Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time " on February 12th. We have two new Library 2.0 Webinars coming up in February.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in 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. Department of Education and the Library of Congress also received the CUE delegation for meetings that took place in advance of the Summit.

Group Sues New York City Education Dept Over School Violence

K-12 Schools - Education News

A pro-charter school advocacy group, Families for Excellent Schools, filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court alleging that the atmosphere in New York City public schools was depriving students of the right to receive an education because of worrisome levels of violence, bullying, and harassment.

LAUSD Rejects Parent Trigger Petition, Groups Push Back

K-12 Schools - Education News

Los Angeles Unified School District leaders have denied a “parent trigger” petition from a group of parents asking to give control of their southeast Los Angeles elementary school to a charter school operator. (Photo: P. Mateus, Creative Commons).

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


CUE Advocacy Update. Defining computer science education principles to meet needs of K-12 students. Increase the availability of rigorous computer science for all students, especially those who are members of underrepresented groups.

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


Classroom libraries provide books selected to meet reading levels, student interests, and topics studied at a specific grade level. Friday, a group of 12 honor students from one of the nearby urban high schools, came by for what turned out to be a nearly whole-day visit.

Do We Over-Complicate Reading Instruction?

Reading By Example

For sure our efforts to meet the needs of every student from early on shouldn’t be trivialized. 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.

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

eSchool News

The morning after a Board of Education meeting, I was notified that something important had happened. had stood before the Board of Education at a public and televised meeting, advocating for a more equitable dress code in our school.

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. At the next staff meeting, we shared these commitments, answered any questions about their meaning and intent, and then held an anonymous vote via Google Forms.

The Many Formats of Book Club

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

The family book club read at home on their own and we held one face-to-face meeting at the end of the book. 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.

When Vendors Listen to Students

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Recently, during a student book budget meeting, we met with Jim Boon from Capstone. 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. Student voice is important to me.

Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

However, we must not lose sight of the third element that comprises this concept, and that is advocacy. Image credit: [link] While voice and choice are more aligned with ownership of learning in the classroom, advocacy aligns with improving the school or district culture.

I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

In December, I got the email with an invitation to come to ALA Midwinter in Boston for the photo shoot and first time meeting several of the 2016 Movers and Shakers. Luckily, I did have a meeting to talk about transforming libraries with Miguel Figueroa, so I had that to talk about.

Educators Take Action in the Afterschool for All Challenge

Educator Innovator

on May 22, to meet face to face with Members of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor the Afterschool for America’s Children Act —legislation supporting the innovative advances occurring between schools and community-based organizations during the out-of-school hours. To amplify their voices, the Afterschool Alliance encourages interested groups to Call Congress now to support afterschool programs.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

Teachers chose one of four articles to closely read from The Reading Teacher, glean specific concepts from the content, and then come together as a whole group to articulate the characteristics of engagement in the classroom.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

Teachers chose one of four articles to closely read from The Reading Teacher, glean specific concepts from the content, and then come together as a whole group to articulate the characteristics of engagement in the classroom.

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.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

At the time the flipped approach was all the rage and best suited for the resources we had and the age group of our kids. The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

Educator Innovator

But the part of her research that was most meaningful was when she asked questions of a focus group of Latino parents whose children attend her high school. What began as an awareness campaign through a website and documentary video led Yasser and his peers to bring their issue to school board meetings to get the district to hear their demands. At the end of the 2014 school year, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) honored 24 graduating seniors from 12 different high schools.

Student Agency: Moving From Talk to Action

A Principal's Reflections

It is driven by choice, voice, and advocacy. I held monthly meetings with all members of school government across all grade levels giving them an open forum to provide improvement ideas. We also set up an Edmodo group to continue the conversation.

Mapping Out-of-School-Time Opportunities: Why It Matters

Digital Promise

CLX now has substantial, informative data they can use as a foundation or justification when making decisions around funding, advocacy, partnership, and expansion. If you want to plan strategically for the future, you have to know where you’re starting from in the present.

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Policy Watch: Educators Can Teach Lawmakers What Our Students Need

EdNews Daily

It’s no secret to educators that students are not meeting literacy benchmarks. As a former teacher with 23 years in the classroom myself, I understand that educating young students leaves little time for legislative advocacy. Tapping Your Interest Groups.

Is This Video App Safe? Mozilla Privacy Report Offers a Look


A few days later the district switched to Google Meet, according to Ashley Boyd, whose two children—ages 9 and 12—attend school in Berkeley Unified. But no platform is completely foolproof, and schools using Meet , Teams and others have also run into issues.

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Senator Alexander: Here are the building blocks for your new accountability system in the HEA

The Christensen Institute

This is called a student-level data system, and it’s a contentious issue among lawmakers—but fairly straightforward for almost everyone else, including key student advocacy groups like Young Invincibles. In a recent New York Times op-ed , Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

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3 Things to Remember When You Have a Gifted Child

Fractus Learning

Advocacy. Advocacy encompasses the many instances where it is needed to improve the lives of gifted children. Despite the focus or form it takes, advocacy will always be a necessary tool for educators and parents of gifted children. Advocacy.

Don’t discount the power of students’ acquaintances to expand supports and horizons

The Christensen Institute

For example, an evaluation by London-based research and advocacy group Education and Employers , found increases in motivation and engagement through career talks between students and professionals, particularly among previously less engaged, lower-performing students.

As states push for news ways of learning, some kids and parents feel left behind

The Hechinger Report

We have to engage in a movement,” Susan Patrick, CEO of the nonprofit advocacy group known as iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning), told the cheering crowd of 3,000 true believers.

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

The Hechinger Report

The Federal Communications Commission estimates that about 21 million Americans lack broadband access, with an independent research group indicating the actual number is twice as high.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, people are working in groups. When we meet with school counselors, one of the things that we share out is the data regarding Bachelor’s degrees that are being conferred in this country, and the number of jobs that are available.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

Can a college completion crisis be solved by students sharing their struggles?

The Hechinger Report

NEW YORK — Countless ideas about getting students to and through college have come from policymakers, lawmakers and any number of advocacy groups. Let’s keep these discussions going, and share solutions and ideas – even if we can’t meet face-to-face.

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

EdNews Daily

Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. Set up meetings to chat with your child’s teacher to explain unique concerns and necessary accommodations. Schools can change the definition of participation and offer different ways to meet the needs of introverts.

Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains

EdTech Magazine

The nonprofit broadband advocacy group found nearly 45 million students enjoy in-school access to high-speed internet connectivity, up from 39 million in 2017. Progress Made on K–12 Connectivity, But Work Remains. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:41.

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