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.

Policy Watch: Educators Can Teach Lawmakers What Our Students Need

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As a former teacher with 23 years in the classroom myself, I understand that educating young students leaves little time for legislative advocacy. The first thing educators can do to positively affect education policy may not be the most practical from a nuts-and-bolts perspective.

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Understanding Dyslexia: Research, policy, practice and public debate by Dr. Rachael Gabriel #wsra2020

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Advocacy Leader as a Thinker Research wsraRachael Gabriel led a session on the topic of dyslexia , specifically on what we currently know and how schools should respond. How did we arrive at this point? What is research telling us? What are suggested next steps in ensuring all students receive an appropriate education? Click here to read my notes summarizing this session at the 2020 Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash.

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

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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.

States Are Adopting More Computer Science Policies. Are High Schools Keeping Up?

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Talk of education policy—or any policy, for that matter—can often be dry, divisive or both. But when it comes to policy that expands access to computer science education, legislators tend to be interested and in agreement. That, plus rapid tech adoption by schools and a major push from advocacy organizations, explains why nearly every U.S. state has adopted at least one policy requiring, standardizing or funding computer science education in schools.

Advocacy Group: Charters Under Pressure to Fill Empty Seats

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Members of a charter school advocacy group, the Democracy Builders, rallied outside New York City’s City Hall as they touted their report claiming that privately-operated, publicly-funded learning institutions are not playing fair.

OPINION: It’s not too late for DeVos to make informed changes to current Title IX policies

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In July, Secretary DeVos met privately with victims of sexual assault, representatives of educational institutions, as well as students accused of sexual assault and their families to reexamine policies to combat sexual assault on campus. Higher Ed Opinion Civil rights Law and policy

TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

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We can''t make it happen with state policy. Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. The speakers words flowed fast and I caputred/paraphrased them as accurately as I could. For an additional take on this event from someone else who also live blogged it, you can visit this post from Bryan Doyle. Members of Panel: Representative Scott Hochberg - Houston, TX Representative Mark Strama - Austin, TX Mr. Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education - Mt.

CUE Legislative Update – June 2018

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State Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB 822 to establish California net neutrality rules and policies to take the place of the repealed Federal net neutrality rules. News advocacy Legislative Advocacy Legislative Updates net neutrality

How a passion for policy helped an educator get more funding for technology in schools

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This broadband leader has always had a passion for policy – especially when it came to funding for technology in schools. Do you have any advocacy advice for CIOs, technology leaders, and educators trying to increase funding for technology in schools?

Policies to help students pay for college continue to shift toward favoring the rich

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Nor has there been much support for an idea floated by a coalition of advocacy groups that would block the tax credits from being applied against tuition paid to colleges and universities with low graduation rates, small numbers of low-income students and high levels of student debt.

CUE Legislative Update – July 2018

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California Senate votes to establish net neutrality State Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB 822 to establish California net neutrality rules and policies to take the place of the repealed Federal net neutrality rules. News advocacy Legislative Advocacy net neutrality

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

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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. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

Resources: Data Quality Campaign and Policy

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Using data well “ensures that students aren’t just counted but that each student counts,” says Data Quality Campaign (DQC), a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization that works for changes in policy and practice around data flow. But DQC has a healthy resource bank that provides ways to support and join its advocacy efforts.

7 Valuable Roles for STEM Teacher Leaders

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STEM By Design STEM Teacher Development advocacy anne jolly equity ethics PD planning policy STEM teacher leader teacher leaderAnne Jolly deeply believes that well-informed and skilled teacher leaders are the most valuable assets we have at all levels.

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Your Internet History is Now For Sale

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John Fleischman is CUE’s Sacramento-based Legislative Policy Consultant and former Assistant Superintendent of Technology Services at the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). Advocacy ISTE Technology in Education Uncategorized advocacy internet privacy lawmaking

The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California

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In preparing information for the 40th Anniversary of CUE (Computer Using Educators) and to document the history of legislation, policy, and funding from 1982 until 2014, it became clear that during the […]. News Education Technology Legislative Advocacy

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. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. 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.

The importance of watching and naming

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Many educators are woefully ignorant of how state and national policy is made and/or feel completely helpless to positively impact policy conversations. How might you utilize the concepts of watching and naming to enhance your own policy and/or instructional work?

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

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Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

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Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia.

It’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that you don’t spend it wisely

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State department educational policy advocacy: “Evidence-based” or puffery? Law, Policy, and Ethics ed reform iowa policy Terry Branstad

7 questions after Governor Branstad’s school funding veto

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Budgets reflect policy priorities. I don’t know what the answer is, particularly since educators in Iowa can’t strike and don’t want to put policy interests above the day-to-day needs of their students. My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2).

Girls Who Code Helps Draft ‘Landmark’ Legislation Aimed at Closing the Gender Gap

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In the 10 months since Girls Who Code announced a set of policy recommendations aimed at closing the gender gap in K-12 computer science, the national nonprofit has been working with states to promote legislation that would help measure the extent of the gender disparity in U.S.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

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Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia.

SETDA Highlights from 2017

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SETDA engaged members, affiliates, private sector partners, and partner organizations around federal and state advocacy efforts and provided national leadership for broadband, digital instructional materials, and data interoperability. Advocacy With a new federal administration in 2017, […]. Best Practices Digital Learning Personalized Learning Policy Uncategorized2017 was a great year for state leadership for educational technology.

Elizabeth Warren shows she understands education in ways charter advocates did not

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Elizabeth Warren released a federal education policy proposal that recognizes a fundamental truth about students: Kids don’t live in schools, they live in communities. Education advocacy nonprofit Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools found that “[b]etween 2005 and 2017, public schools in the U.S.

Colleges provide misleading information about their costs

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The think tank New America and the student advocacy organization uAspire found that colleges they studied used 136 different terms for “unsubsidized student loan” — in two dozen cases, without actually including the word “loan.” College graduates in the academic year just ended.

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Digital Equity Act Would Provide $250M Annually to Address Digital Divide

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In conversations with Murray’s staff, John Windhausen, executive director of the SHLB Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy organization, emphasized the role schools and other education institutions can play in addressing the digital divide not only among children but among adults as well.

Why the ‘Best’ Ideas in Education Technology and Reform Don’t Win

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Education Technology Entrepreneurship Community Policy & GovernmentEducation reformers and technologists often lament that the best ideas or tools don’t win.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

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As executive director, Kerns is responsible for the growth, development, and execution of the nonprofit’s charitable investments by creating strategic partnerships, working with policy leaders and implementing an impact-driven grant process.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

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The nonprofit advocacy group EdBuild’s recommendations to increase funding for students who are impoverished, have a disability or are learning English “made sense,” Wright added. “It

Notes from the UNI Education Summit

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University research and policy in an era of advocacy philanthropists and agenda-setting organizations. Foundations such as Gates and Lumina are bigger, more influential, more strategic, and directly involved in shaping federal and state education policy (K-16).

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You

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There’s not enough time in the day for educators to read each company’s privacy policy. Those who make the time will often find that the policies tend to be long, dense and difficult to decipher. Common Sense Privacy Evaluations Common Sense, a nonprofit education and advocacy organization, maintains a database that evaluates edtech tools on whether they are safe for use in schools. Education Technology Data Privacy PolicySome apps do more harm than good.