New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.

Edsurge

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.

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

EdNews Daily

Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. Advocate Education News Featured Higher Education humanity Secondary Education STEAM Teacher Tips TechnologyWritten by: Robyn D. Shulman. Quiet people have the loudest minds,”- Stephen Hawking. About two weeks ago, via LinkedIn, I shared Josh Steimle’s book review of Susan Cain ’s bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. The bill supports President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, which provides Federal funding for the next three years for states to increase access to computer science education in elementary and secondary education classrooms. Present computer science at the secondary school level in a way that can fulfill a computer science, math, or science graduation credit.

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

The CoolCatTeacher

Over the past 20 years, she has helped lead the CHSM team to state and national honors including a Crystal Star Award for Dropout Prevention Schools, Civic Advocacy Award, Promising Practice Award, and being named a National School of Character.

Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

eSchool News

A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, director of customer advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. Recent research has shown that SEL increases high school graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates, as well as employment rates and wages.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Some of the benefits of music education include higher graduation rates, a greater chance of post-secondary success, social and emotional development, and shaping the next generation to be collaborative, creative and forward-thinking leaders. She oversees advocacy efforts for the CMA Foundation at the state and federal level, which includes working with more than a dozen community partners to elevate the cause.

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

Reading By Example

This seems to fly in the face of research, such as John Hattie’s meta-analysis that homework has a negligible effect in elementary school and a significant one at the secondary. Advocacy Leadership principal as an advocate Reflection Teaching genius hour homework john hattieAs I write this, I am out on our back patio. My kids are in the neighbor’s backyard, flying a kite with friends. They had recently recovered the kite from a tree.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Who’s the decider?

Reading By Example

For example, Samantha Mosher, a secondary special education teacher, guides her students to develop their own IEP goals as well as how to use various tools to monitor their own progress. Advocacy Assessment classroom instruction Communication data qualitative data quantitative data RtI Technology Amanda Datnow digital portfolios Genesis Cratsenberg ILA Samantha Mosher Vicki Park

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Urban Prep: High School Support Through College

Edutopia

Photo credit: Edutopia Troy Boyd Jr College Readiness Urban Prep Charter Academy ensures college success for their alumni through support, resources, and advocacy to help these young men navigate their post-secondary academic careers

ESSA learning more, doing more

NeverEndingSearch

After eight years without a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), ESSA becomes law with references to school libraries and librarians. ” Relating to ESSA reauthorization, the SchoolLibrary Advocacy site also gathers AASL President Leslie Preddy’s letter to members , the blog post, ESSA: Leadership, Marketing and You by Sara Kelly Johns, and a link to Jay Bansbach’s post, School Libraries, ESSA and Title 1: What Should we Ask ?,

#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night

NeverEndingSearch

activism advocacy twitter Using the hashtag #getESEAright, ALA joins forces with NEA’s planned Twitter storm on Thursday, April 9 th from 7:00 till 8:00 PM Eastern.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The North Carolina New Schools Project first received an $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meant to restructure secondary education through the creation of smaller high schools. K-12 Schools Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Education Advocacy Education Reform North Carolina Education North Carolina New Schools(Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Connect: www.nassp.org , @NASSP.

Does 2020 present a crucible moment for K–12 education? The answer may surprise you.

The Christensen Institute

The preceding decade’s Cold War anxieties along with rising prosperity had already created increased demand for more academically challenging secondary schooling and higher education. In moments that require radical adaptation, it’s tempting to see crisis as an inevitable harbinger of change.

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

Edsurge

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.

On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

Iterating Toward Openness

They were relatively easy to tell apart from one another and advocacy was rather straight forward. As the movement grew and more people began advocating for the adoption of OER in place of traditionally copyrighted materials in classes, some advocates chose to make cost the primary focus of their advocacy. This choice rotated licensing into a secondary priority.

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Learn how the Alliance for Excellent Education can help you and your students! | @All4ed

TeacherCast

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington based advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students are ready for success in college. About the Alliance for Excellent Education The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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

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. A new report says the state of Mississippi does not do enough to regulate for-profit colleges. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

This is something that really resonates with school counselors because we’re very much focused on graduating students to go into post-secondary education, the military, or the world of work, and to have sustainable careers. Angela’s advocacy has earned her recognition, most recently the “2017 NJ State School Counselor of the Year” award and was featured in Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls blog.

Connecting SEL with Academic Achievement to Achieve True Education Equity

edWeb.net

In this role, she works to fill current gaps in research, policy, and advocacy to ensure that schools holistically support the well-being and development of students, and especially for low-income students and students of color. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

edWeb.net

A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. Recent research has shown that SEL increases high school graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates, as well as employment rates and wages.

The Cost Trap, Concluding Thoughts

Iterating Toward Openness

However, the short-term goals I am currently pursuing as a step toward these longer term goals are to increase the effectiveness, affordability, and access to post-secondary education in the United States, particularly in the context of institutions that serve at-risk students. This is why, a few posts ago, I stated that “the question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” ” Our advocacy.

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Students Are Slipping Through the Cracks of Special Education. Schools Must Do Better.

Edsurge

It is important to note that secondary and elementary assessment systems will be different. Most importantly, I encouraged Jason’s teacher to praise him for his self-advocacy and to let him know that his story would be a catalyst for systemic change.

The Awkward Truth About ‘Free College’—It Isn’t Truly Free

Edsurge

The challenge in presenting a program as ‘free’ is it may cause people to underestimate the full cost of attendance,” said Carrie Welton, director of policy and advocacy at the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, in an interview with EdSurge.

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

When our presentations and our writing and our speaking and our advocacy focus primarily on ways that OER alleviate the cost problem, we’re actually doing exactly what publishers want. Imagine that – somehow – you’ve never used the internet before. A good friend and long-time internet user finds this out and begins trying to describe to you how awesome the internet is.

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Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

edWeb.net

By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. The pandemic, while a great disruption in schools, is also an opportunity for change.

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

edWeb.net

Amanda Karhuse has served as the director of advocacy for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) since 2006. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

edWeb.net

Dr. Levett began her career in Savannah as a speech and language pathologist and moved to positions in leadership including Secondary Principal, Chief Academic Officer, Deputy Superintendent, and interim Superintendent. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Before assigning homework, ensure that students have a home

The Hechinger Report

But since it wasn’t our house, they could use the bathroom first,” Kimberly, 12, told the child advocacy organization Children’s Defense Fund for their The State of America’s Children 2014 report. Homework will always be secondary to a home. The advocacy nonprofit Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness found in a 2018 study that 22 percent of homeless high school students reported being physically abused within the previous 12 months by someone they were dating.

OPINION: Ending the stigma for college students with learning disabilities

The Hechinger Report

While 20 percent of elementary and secondary students have a learning disability, 94 percent of those students received some sort of help or accommodation while in high school. College leaders and faculty must continue to help students with disabilities develop the self-advocacy skills and self-determination they need to be successful.

Kids with disabilities blocked from bilingual programs

The Hechinger Report

But Paul Aguiar, director of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Language Acquisition, said his office routinely fields questions from districts about whether they can keep students with disabilities out of such programs.

Women’s History Month should have a place for teachers

The Hechinger Report

Approximately 77 percent of the more than 3,827,000 teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. Approximately 77 percent of the more than 3,827,000 teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. were underfunded by $580 billion in federal dollars alone — money that was specifically targeted to support 30 million of our most vulnerable students,” found a report from the education advocacy nonprofit, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom

Nureva

Self-advocacy. For many students, self-advocacy doesn’t come naturally. Teaching students how to ask for help, through role playing or other guidance, can return huge rewards, especially when students leave secondary school. In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning. That’s telling – as is the fact that not a single respondent considered student-led learning unimportant.

Who is the new U.S. Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona?

The Hechinger Report

You know when we talk about preparing students for the jobs of the future, it’s critical thinking, it’s self-advocacy. FROM OUR PARTNER. This story was originally produced in 2019 by our publication partner, the CT Mirror , and is reprinted with permission.