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


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. This kind of technology has also already entered the world of education.

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

EdNews Daily

Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. For example, students can write a report, create an art project, use technology to build a program, or incorporate music as a tool for expression. 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.


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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


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.

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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ESSA learning more, doing more


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 ?,

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

The CoolCatTeacher

In terms of young women, school counselors and really all educators can help young women and really all of our students learn more about computer science and technology by thinking about how it intersects with every area of interest. Especially using technology, how could you address that problem?’. Sometimes when we’re talking about STEM, we’re looking at science, technology, engineering, and math.

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


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.

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. In addition, the organization increased its focus to include early college high schools, regional specialty high schools, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) schools, as well as the coaching of teachers and principals.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

Show stakeholders that when investing in technology, you need to examine all costs from the impact on bandwidth to teacher training and student-home access. Help them to understand the true bottom line for technology. Assume nothing about your stakeholders’ technology knowledge.

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


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.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

As shared in my previous posts 7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning and 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors. Glaring in its absence from this list: “personalization,” one of the most trumpeted technology “solutions” this year. (I’ll Moreover, per this ideology, without the aid of algorithms and “personalization” technology, human educators and traditional institutions have historically failed to meet the needs of individuals as individuals.

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Rural School Districts

Bringing staff, students, and families along required these rural districts to add instructional technology positions, train and support teachers, and educate the local and school communities on the importance of linking their students’ education with their future employment opportunities.

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.

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


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.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural schools. Ann served as co-chair of Texas Education Technology Advisory Committee which developed the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.

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


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.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

In the edWebinar, “ Strategic Technology Planning and Investment,” which is part of CoSN’s Empowered Superintendent series for edWeb, three superintendents who’ve been in the trenches for all aspects of district edtech plans discussed effective financial planning for technology. However, between new staff members, changing technology, and new learning goals, the tech coaches became permanent positions, and Linson had to add them to the budget.

Connecting SEL with Academic Achievement to Achieve True Education Equity

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.

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

During the “ National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) Virtual Post-Inauguration Awards and Policy Panel ,” the presenters discussed the intersection of technology and education and what’s needed to create sustainable, equitable access to a 21st century education.

Why Teacher-Driven Coaching Looks Different for Every Learner


Recently, my school district—like many across the country—has begun to explore ways to increase students’ technology use in thoughtful ways, especially at the middle and high school level. James, a secondary teacher in his third year, was one of many teachers considering what this might look like for the students in his classroom. Together, we spent time strategizing when to set aside the technology versus when to use it as a resource to truly enhance student learning.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. During the edWebinar “ Technology in Rural Schools: Leading with Why,” the presenters discussed how they overcame challenges and helped the community understand the value of tech in schools.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


This represents change only for those people who want to make a change,” she said, adding that schools can choose between using that money to fund elementary, secondary or pre-K programs (though that last one is up for debate ). Do you support them in that advocacy as well?” Education Technology Policy & Government Events Movers and ShakersHere are 3 facts you might not have known about Betsy DeVos: She’s an oldest child and, thus, an avid rule-follower.

Sound Advice on Personalized Learning from Six Regional Incubators


There’s power in partnership and collaboration.” – Mark Kostin, New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC), Portland, ME Working with districts and other regional entities (such as policy makers, advocacy groups, and after school networks) invites an opportunity to work from strengths and enriches the thinking about what’s possible for students. While technology can be a useful tool for reaching our goals, keeping people at the forefront is key.

Creating and Leading Equitable, Effective Learning Systems

Styles and Dr. Salvatore agree that people matter as they are the most significant investment as far as a conversation about technology and accessibility. I am firmly devoted to finding innovative ways to integrate technology to transform learning experiences that will inspire students.”

Education Technology and the Future of Academic Freedom

Hack Education

For its part, ALEC’s legislative advocacy focuses on three “free speech” areas : campus speech, the privacy of donors to campaigns and 501(c)(3)s, and commercial speech.) It’s what education reformers and education technology investors alike have expressed interest in lately. Education technology is also utterly unprepared. Proponents of education technology would also do well to be much more honest about this bargain.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund follows the same formula as Title I, so it can be used to help bridge the digital divide for students from low-income families. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too | The New York Times → Wearable technology has burrowed into college football this season as never before. " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too | The New York Times → Wearable technology has burrowed into college football this season as never before. " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools?

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Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.


He said that the secondary market has been bad for students as well as for the publishers, describing used books with highlighting marks from previous owners as “subpar offerings.” “We SPARC, the consumer-advocacy group, said in its report that control of student data and what can be learned from it is the more important issue that colleges should pay attention to as they negotiate these new inclusive access arrangements. Education Technology Teaching & Learning Higher Education

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum


Her blog post shares: In 2019, SLSA approved re-imagining the ESIFC to adapt to the changing information, education, and technology environments, as well as the increasing diversity in our student populations. Adding the AASL Standards to my weekly lessons was something I felt strongly about because showing administrators that you are regularly aligning your lessons with national standards is a form of advocacy for both yourself and for your library program.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards


Core5is a research-proven, technology-based program that accelerates the development of fundamental literacy skills for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. Winners and finalists were selected by a panel of educators and K-12 parents who reviewed the submissions and judged the products and services based on the extent to which they are transforming education through the development or advocacy of edtech.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses.

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Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

were underfunded by $580 billion in federal dollars alone — money that was specifically targeted to support 30 million of our most vulnerable students,” says a new report published by the education advocacy nonprofit, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools. They’re looking for the money they’re owed, for new textbooks, lab equipment, updated technology, teaching assistants and materials for special-needs students. Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept.