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.

When Parents Should Call an IEP Meeting

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Maybe you can catch them after school to set up a meeting. Consider calling an IEP meeting. If you’re still worried after you’ve talked with your child’s teacher (and/or IEP case manager), you can call an IEP meeting. Examples of when an IEP meeting would be beneficial.

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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. Nationwide, the percentage of Hispanic or Latino adults ages 25 or over with a diploma has risen from 53 percent in 1995 to 72 percent last year, says the advocacy and research group Excelencia in Education.

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. Although the solution was promising, the deployed solution as a whole did not meet our needs,” said Kellie Samson, who works in media relations for the university, in an email to EdSurge.

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. 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.

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

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. Gabe Rose, the chief strategy officer of advocacy group Parent Revolution that backs parent trigger attempts, says the district is incorrect about the ineligibility of the 20th Street school to have corrective action taken. (Photo: P.

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

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. 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.

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. 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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Classroom libraries provide books selected to meet reading levels, student interests, and topics studied at a specific grade level. 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. 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. Advocacy classroom instruction Literacy Reading core instruction reading aloud Tier 1Heading into school last weekend, the books I was bringing back tumbled out of my bag and onto the sidewalk.

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. 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.

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. In other words, what does the will of the group say? This post describes how our school stopped using Accelerated Reader.

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. Advocacy book budgets Lesson amplification Amy Cox capstone signs student book budgets student voice vendorsStudent voice is important to me.

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. I loved touring the old and new spaces and thinking about what libraries have done for communities throughout the years and how the spaces are always evolving to meet the needs of the library members. Luckily, I did have a meeting to talk about transforming libraries with Miguel Figueroa, so I had that to talk about.

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. Through the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s to the free expression movement of the 1960s to the resurgence in student voice in the 2000s, student education advocacy is alive in the US today.

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.

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.

New Approaches to Instructional Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

When suddenly propelled into distance learning last spring, educators rose to the challenge to meet the needs of students and families.

The Lessons Learned Online That Will Shape Education After the Pandemic

Edsurge

As an organization on a mission to build a strong, socially conscious and diverse tech workforce, the past year showed us where we can strengthen our existing practices and sharpen our focus and advocacy efforts to be even further out on the leading edge of innovative learning.

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. As a whole faculty, teachers share their takeaways during a whole group debriefing ( connect ).

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. As a whole faculty, teachers share their takeaways during a whole group debriefing ( connect ).

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

Fortunately, TGR Foundation and Discovery Education are partnering to help STEM teachers reach a more diverse group of learners and generate student interest in STEM. 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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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. Path Pace Place Choice Voice Advocacy Models There are many mainstream models out there that can be used to blend effectively. Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

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. Advocacy, choice, and voice should occur in the classroom as well as the school setting. When I reflect back on what we were able to accomplish at New Milford High School, I am overtaken by a great sense of pride.

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

The Hechinger Report

With limited education opportunities available inside the camp for the 13-18 age group, Hello Future saw a gap that could be bridged through media and digital literacy, the ability to find, create and share content online.

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.

Schools Are a Lifeline for Homeless Students. COVID-19 Is Severing the Connection.

Edsurge

The organization aims to help students overcome homelessness through education, policy advocacy and practical support to educators. “I I think that’s a really important part of this: There really isn’t another system out there that’s meeting their needs.

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. One great way to start making connections and expand your network is to meet the people who run programs in your learning ecosystem in person. 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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Reach out!: Web-Based Advice Service for School Librarians

NeverEndingSearch

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.

How Teachers are Leaning on Each Other to Stay Resilient During COVID-19

MindShift

She is part of a group of Texas teachers that formed as a short-term response to school closings last spring and who are now leaning on each other to stay resilient as the pandemic persists. The support group met twice weekly in the spring.

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

Edsurge

The suits name publishers Cengage Learning, McGraw Hill, and Pearson Education, as well as book sellers Follett Higher Education Group and Barnes & Noble. But legal challenges to inclusive access programs have accumulated over the past few years, as retail companies and consumer-advocacy organizations question whether colleges, publishers and bookstores are following relevant federal regulations. And in February, nonprofit advocacy organization U.S.

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. If an institution can’t meet the quality standards of accreditors, its students can’t take out federal loans. In a recent New York Times op-ed , Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

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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. Or, better yet, school or district leadership can invite lawmakers in to see policy effects across the organization, perhaps with a meeting between lawmakers and educators who have a particular interest in affecting policy. Tapping Your Interest Groups.