PROOF POINTS: A third of public school children were chronically absent after classrooms re-opened, advocacy group says

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Chang points out that five states reported a decrease in chronic absenteeism – an improvement in student attendance – during some of the worst days of the pandemic. “I

Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

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Effective Advocacy. The data in the [Linux Foundation’s] Kernel Development report shatter this illusion. The report goes on to explain that contributions to the open source Linux kernel were accepted at a rate of 8.5 contributions per hour over the 400 days covered by the report. Preface. Here’s a trivia question for you: which American organization has produced the largest number of open textbooks?

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Black women are uniquely burdened by student debt, report finds

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And for Williams, a higher education senior policy analyst at the advocacy group Education Trust, the personal is also professional. The Education Trust report highlighted the experiences of women who recount various struggles with debt.

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

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

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On April 1, the same day the council launched, the Department of Education announced proposed rules that would make it easier for colleges to offer new models for online programs, and also allow more kinds of higher education providers access to aid money, reports the Washington Post.

New Report: Equity, Cybersecurity Top List of State Education Technology Priorities

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As students return to another school-year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report sheds light on how state education agencies and policy-makers are adapting to an increasingly digital, post-pandemic world. Many states report a disparity between edtech priorities and their activities.

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. In a report released Thursday, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools called on state policy makers to rethink the way virtual charter schools are governed, and to move quickly to close those that perform poorly. Report of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

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A new report says the state of Pennsylvania ought to be doing more to oversee such facilities serving foster and delinquent children. Photo: Caroline Preston for The Hechinger Report/HuffPost. Residential facilities in Pennsylvania are doing an inadequate job of educating foster children in their care, according to a new report from Children’s Rights and the Education Law Center.

‘Little Band-Aids’ Won’t Fix the Child Care Industry. New Report Proposes an Overhaul.

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The report, which compiles state-level data on poverty rates, wage gaps, qualifications, workforce data and more, finds that early childhood educators across the country earn, on average, $11.65

NAEP ‘Nation’s Report Card’ Shows Steep Fall in Math Scores

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Over the last two-and-a-half years, students’ math and reading scores saw a historic decline, according to the results of a Congressionally-mandated test—known as the “nation’s report card.” It was no secret that the pandemic hurt student performance.

Why we could soon lose even more Black Teachers

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Black teachers were more than twice as likely as other teachers in the winter of 2021 to say they planned to leave their jobs at the end of the 2020-21 school year, according to a report released by the RAND Corporation. News Race and Equity Special Reports

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Does the future of schooling look like Candy Land?

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Credit: Nancy Walser for The Hechinger Report. Lillian Pace, vice president of policy and advocacy, KnowledgeWorks. Credit: Nancy Walser for The Hechinger Report. Credit: Nancy Walser for The Hechinger Report. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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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. We’ll report it. we’ll report on how many signatures TOGETHER WE drive to the petition. 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!"

America’s schools are crumbling. Fixing them could save lives (and the planet)

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million homes, according to the climate advocacy organization Generation180. Aging windows at a Maryland school are pictured in a photo, published in a June 2020 report, taken by investigators with the Government Accountability Office.

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New report gives Mississippi an F in regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges

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A new report says the state of Mississippi does not do enough to regulate for-profit colleges. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. Mississippi’s regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges is weak, and the state does not do enough to protect students from these sometimes predatory institutions, according to a new national report by the Children’s Advocacy Institute. Check out the full report and details on Mississippi’s scores here.

‘We’re Sounding the Alarm Bells’: Head Start Report Underscores Workforce Crisis

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Tommy Sheridan, the deputy director of the National Head Start Association (NHSA), a nonprofit advocacy and professional support organization for Head Start, was hearing stories about just how challenging it is to be in early childhood education right now.

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

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She is the vice president of advocacy and engagement at the Mozilla Foundation, which today released a new report examining the privacy and security policies of 15 commonly used video-conferencing apps.

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Iowa school poverty and report card rankings

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Today the Iowa Department of Education issued its first-ever school report cards. Ames High School didn’t do as well this time, only managing an overall ranking of Commendable , which is the third-highest report card category. Here are the number of Iowa schools in each of the six possible report card categories: For this first year, the Department of Education distributed schools along a normal curve.

Report: The 4 models of blended learning in action

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New report explores main blended models and their use. A new paper by advocacy and policy org iNacol explores how blended learning is being used in practice and traces its history from 2008 to today. Drawing from research from Clayton Christensen, the report outlines four blended learning models: rotation, Flex, A La Carte, and/or Enriched Virtual.

CUE Legislative Update – June 2020

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Head Start centers have ‘outsized role’ in rural Mississippi, report finds

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Head Start centers make up one-third of the center-based child care programs available in some of Mississippi’s most rural areas, providing critical child care services, access to health care, and early intervention services that children may not otherwise get, according to a new report. Despite the reported benefits provided to children who enroll in Head Start, the academic effectiveness of the program has been debated for years.

Resource: iNACOL’s Reports on Next-Generation Learning

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It does this through: Advocacy. Creating knowledge (through research and reports). Materials include reports to help shape vision, such as: What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? Other reports dig into the specifics of competency-based education , blended learning and personalized learning as well as how to implement those learning models. Additionally, a section of reports address policy issues.

Online charter schools slammed in pro-charter report

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Report finds “disturbingly low” performance among online charter schools. Stakeholders should be “outraged” by the low performance and profit-seeking of some states’ internet charter schools, according to a new report from a national pro-charter organization. The report marked more than a distancing of the charter school movement from its e-school counterparts, reading more like an all-out attack.

Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

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A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. A new report from SETDA and Common Sense Kids Action focuses on K-12 broadband and wi-fi connectivity, state leadership for infrastructure, state broadband implementation highlights, and state advocacy for federal broadband support. Here, the report highlights various states’ progress when it comes to upgrading infrastructure and connectivity for students.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. Comments Section : Students examine a post from a newspaper comment section and explain whether they would use it in a research report.

Digital Equity to Be Addressed in 2019 by U.S. Senate

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Emily Tate, reporter at EdSurge, recently highlighted the Digital Equity Act – a bill that the U.S. News CUE Spark legislation Legislative AdvocacySenate introduced that would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to expand broadband access in communities that currently lack it. The Digital Equity Act of 2019 is taking on the task of closing our nation’s “homework gap.” ” This […]. The post Digital Equity to Be Addressed in 2019 by U.S.

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

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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.

With little federal support for families, states are stepping up  

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This progress reflects priorities for voters, said Mandy Ableidinger, Senior Policy Director for the nonprofit Alliance for Early Success, in a statement to The Hechinger Report. The post With little federal support for families, states are stepping up appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

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Television coverage included this report by NBC10’s Stephanía Jiménez: For me, one of the most powerful moments was Kayla Johnson’s poignant recognition of her privilege , as a student who attended Philadelphia schools that still had librarians through her whole K12 experience.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

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Here, we see a report that’s sixteen years old. Advocacy Connected Educator Education Technology Technology in Education Uncategorized edtech hoax response TIMEEDITORIAL. We try to keep our ears to the ground here when it comes to the public buzzing around educational technology in schools. To be properly responsive and timely, we should know what people are saying about the various tools and techniques out in the world.

Congress is starting to tackle student mental health

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I think there is a lot of commitment to addressing this issue on both sides of the aisle,” said Manuela McDonough, the director of government affairs and advocacy at the JED Foundation, a nonprofit advocating for mental health care for young people, who has worked with Wild on the bill.

PROOF POINTS: New poll points to college and career benefits of Greek life despite criticism

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Gallup characterized the differences in perceptions between fraternity and sorority alumni and their unaffiliated peers as large and consistent with the positive findings of an earlier Gallup poll of college graduates in 2014, also funded by Greek advocacy groups.

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Finding child care is still impossible for many parents

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Census Bureau survey of households, more than 365,000 adults reported losing a job because they needed to take time to care for children under the age of 5 in the four weeks preceding the survey. Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

Withholding college transcripts for loan payment is ‘abusive,’ federal agency says

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In March, 2021, Meredith Kolodner and Sarah Butrymowicz first reported on the way that direct-to-student loans were used by for-profit colleges to bolster their business models while ensnaring students in practices that blocked them from getting jobs or transferring to other colleges.

When the punishment is the same as the crime: Suspended for missing class

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This story also appeared in Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting. Credit: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Credit: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Credit: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

OPINION: Too many Black and Latino students are ‘academically alone’ in advanced classes

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My friends without such advocacy found themselves systematically excluded from certain courses by the invisible hand of adults who did not know them and used the school schedule to cajole them toward courses and pathways that, over time, calcified and shaped their identities — and aspirations.

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Literacy…toward what?

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” “So we can write a good research report.” Advocacy Leader as a Thinker Reflection best practice Instructional WalksDuring a classroom visit to 4th grade, students were talking in pairs. “What are you doing?” ” I asked one student. He thought about it for a moment, then replied, “Language arts-ing.” ” The teacher, walking by, looked at him with a sideways glance. I laughed. Of course there was a purpose to the lesson.

OPINION: How school boards are traumatizing Black children

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I am the executive director of an education advocacy organization in Oregon, and we’ve seen educators, parents, students and school board members step up to advocate for students’ rights to learn from history and feel seen in school.

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When it comes to keeping kids safe and fed, some American counties rank alongside Iraq, Bangladesh

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Credit: Emrys Eller for The Hechinger Report. These are the findings of a new report released by Save the Children, which analyzed data on food insecurity, high school graduation rates, adolescent birth rates, and child death and infant mortality rates for counties nationwide.

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OPINION: If we don’t act quickly, the student loan default system could plunge more families into poverty

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Michele Streeter is the associate director of Policy and Advocacy at The Institute for College Access & Success. This story about student loan default was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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