Leading a District Effectively During an Unprecedented School Year


The priorities included having multiple scenarios for school openings and closings, based on evolving CDC guidelines and COVID infection rates, and continued development of the district infrastructure needed to handle them. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises


Rather than using their school buses to bring students to schools, the district turned its buses into mobile service providers that could deliver meals and other types of support to students, while also serving as internet connection hotspots. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.


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Hampered by pandemic restrictions, campus organizers are working overtime to make student voting easier

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Edwards is a fellow with Rise , a national nonprofit that builds student advocacy campaigns, through which she learned how to mobilize new, diverse voters. At the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, the UC College Republicans group is canvassing in person, while following the school’s coronavirus guidelines. Aiyana Edwards, a student at Spelman College in Atlanta, is part of a national effort to improve voting rates among young people.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools


CODE.ORG ADVOCACY COALITION ( advocacy.code.org ) Since January 2018, 20 states have passed legislation and funded $49 million to expand access to and diversity in K-12 computer science, according to the Code.org Advocacy Coalition, a group of over 60 industry, non-profit, and advocacy organizations working together to make computer science a fundamental part of K-12 education.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


Using CoSN’s blueprint for smart IT decisions as a guideline, the three superintendents explained how to align priorities, and balance choice with cost and outcomes to creative sustainable programs. Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools is currently ranked first in the nation by the National School Boards Association for its digital conversion that includes providing a mobile device for every student in K-12 as well as shifting most back-office storage functions to the cloud.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools has distributed some 100,000 tablets and other mobile devices, and more than 11,000 smartphones that double as Wi-Fi hot spots. Miami-Dade County Public Schools, for instance, sent home about 80,000 tablets and other mobile devices, and more than 11,000 smartphones that double as Wi-Fi hot spots. of the Aurora Institute, formerly known as iNACOL, an advocacy organization promoting competency-based education.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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March for Our Lives : Formed in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, March for Our Lives has mobilized young people to end the epidemic of gun violence. Games, apps, and tools Best Government and Civics Websites and Games (by Common Sense Education): These resources are perfect for showing students the history of social justice struggles, and connecting them to modern opportunities for advocacy.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. There are, after all, only so many times you can put “mobile” on your list of “what’s on the horizon” before folks begin to suspect your insights might not be that… insightful.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, February 27th at 5pm TICAL - Mobile Technology and the Common Core , This 45-minute webinar offers an overview of a professional development program in Arkansas where teachers of grades K-8 are using multiple mobile technologies and free or low-cost apps and web-based tools to address ELA standards through student-created e-books and screencasting. shares the guidelines, rules, and reflective activities associated with this exercise.