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. And in December, a study published by the U.S.

Study Shows Children Saw Improved Mental Well-Being Early on During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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NEW YORK – JULY 28, 2021 — Let Grow , a nonprofit promoting childhood independence, and Dr. Peter Gray, a professor of psychology at Boston College, recently published their study results on the positive effects of the lockdown on children in April and May 2020.

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


To advocate for and on behalf of effective online teaching and learning practices, four organizations are joining forces to establish the National Council for Online Education.

The SLIDE Study: A chat with Deb Kachel (Part 2)


The study emphasizes a critical equity issue: our most vulnerable students are those most impacted by a declining numbers of school librarians. I recently chatted with project director, Deb Kachel to dig a little deeper into what the study means and her hopes for its impact and use.

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Saint Leo University plans the nation’s first veteran studies bachelor’s degree program

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For almost as long as there have been wars, there have been people who study veterans. But a specific degree program to study veterans is being launched this fall at Saint Leo University in central Florida. Students also have the option of pursuing a 15-credit minor in veteran studies.

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Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

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But the premise of the article is worth testing out — a research study borne of instructional technology use at the New Jersey Institute of Technology showed that robo-readers could be put to good use to help students see problems in their writing, in part because students are more willing to engage their writing over the computer rather than with a human teacher. The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders.

University Scholars Plant Seeds In a New Field of Study: Early Childhood Policy


That’s what the initiative found when it commissioned research about how Black Studies, Women’s Studies and Environmental Studies proliferated in higher education. When Jessie Rasmussen ran for a seat in the Nebraska legislature, she prioritized serving children and families.

Free school library advocacy packs from Bound to Stay Bound


ALA is offering free school library advocacy packs.Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB), the packs contain tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning. They include 25 copies of a limited print edition of the digital magazine supplement AASL produced in collaboration with American Libraries , as well as an assortment of brochures from AASL’s School Library Programs Improve Student Learning advocacy series.

Leadership as Process

Reading By Example

For example, when I arrived at my current elementary school, there was some interest in going schoolwide with the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for reading and for writing. Advocacy Leader as a Thinker Literacy professional development qualitative data Reflection beliefs evaluation identity Lucy Calkins Units of StudyIt is October, which means it is school learning objective time. Principals are diligently crafting statements that are S.M.A.R.T.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


CUE Advocacy Update. Encourage schools to offer additional secondary-level computer science courses that will allow interested students to study facets of computer science in more depth and prepare them for entry into the work force or college. 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.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

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Many programs and products produce reams of “research,” but they’re just sales materials masquerading as effectiveness studies. based education reform advocacy group. The post School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend appeared first on The Hechinger Report. A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. Photo: Meghan E. Murphy.

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


Classroom libraries provide books selected to meet reading levels, student interests, and topics studied at a specific grade level. Certified school librarians are trained in selecting the best databases considering subjects studied, as well as age and reading-level appropriateness.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

An Illustrator Study of Carson Ellis Advocacy #powerofpublicschools advocacy collaboration community facebook government Instagram libraries public school twitterCreated by Kristina Holzweiss. When I speak at conferences or lead workshops, one of the ideas that I try to stress to educators is the importance of showing our work. It’s something I’ve always believed in but my belief has strengthened each year.

6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

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S how students that human rights advocacy is a frame-of-mind by introducing them t o courageous activists from around the world and learn how to initiate the conversations that bring about real change. Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources .

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax


In fact, in the study that he links to, and you’re going to like this, the summary actually says: from My favorite part comes right after, when the study he is using to say educational technology is a hoax says, “particularly when there is regular and frequent use…” The study says we should be using tech regularly. EDITORIAL.

Inspire Living Activism for Human Rights Day with Dynamic Student Activations from Discovery Education

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The Defenders: An Interactive Map lets students navigate human rights advocacy around the world through the amazing stories of renowned activists. In 2020 the world got sick. But recovering from an illness has a profound way of putting things into perspective.

Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

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Preschool is most likely to help low-income children if their classmates come from a range of family incomes, according to a new study. That approach is based on the results of many earlier studies that have found attending preschool helps kids from disadvantaged backgrounds start kindergarten on a stronger academic footing. The post Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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


Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Social studies teachers will adore these!

Ways to Celebrate 'Music in Our Schools Month'

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Since ancient Greece, music has been an important area of study. So allow me to step on my music advocacy soapbox (we call them conducting podiums) and illuminate both why and how you can support music in our schools. Advocacy for music in public education is important because it seems that in today’s society, where quality education is summarily evaluated by data from test scores, arts education is constantly threatened. March is Music in Our Schools Month.

Principals Need to Know Literacy

Reading By Example

This article serves as a closing post for our online study group Becoming a Literacy Leader by Jen Allen. Our engagement in this study serves as evidence that none of us believe we have all the answers, nor will we in the future. Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Literacy Reading Reflection Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer AllenWhen I first became a principal at an elementary school, I thought I had the requisite knowledge to be a literacy leader.

School Libraries Work! 2016


You’ll want to keep this important advocacy tool on hand and share copies with administrators, board members, teachers, parents, students. The downloadable document, builds on the 2008 edition, collecting and highlighting more than 30 separate national and state research studies pointing to the impact of school libraries and librarians on teaching and learning and proving that when school librarians are cut, student achievement suffers.

Building Collective Knowledge Through Conversation #engaginglitminds

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As educators, we are part of a collective , responsible to arm our students with tools of agency and self-advocacy. This post is part of our 2020 Summer Book Study. book study Patrice Barton The Invisible BoyWe are born curious beings.

Teaching is More Than Just a Degree – It is a Profession

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It takes years of study, experience, reflection, and collaboration to get to a point of excellence. Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership governor of wisconsin joint finance committee teaching licenseLast night, several members of Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee voted poorly on many issues related to K-12 public education.

Do no Harm

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It should also be noted that none of the studies listed took a look at the long term effects of using Accelerated Reader on independent reading. That would make for an interesting study. Advocacy Assessment classroom instruction Leader as a Reader Literacy quantitative data Reading Uncategorized Accelerated Reader MillionsWhen used casually, AR helps students’ reading abilities grow.

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How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

Reading By Example

This report described all of the different studies on Accelerated Reader. Advocacy classroom instruction Community Leader as a Reader Leadership Literacy Metaphors PLCs principal as an advocate qualitative data quantitative data Reading Teaching Technology beliefs Biblionasium collective commitments kidblog Peter Johnston Regie Routman What Works ClearinghouseThis post describes how our school stopped using Accelerated Reader.

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

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Some of the work students bring home can make for an interesting study. The typical fare is worksheets , reading logs , and studying spelling words for Friday’s test. 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.

Lead Like a Coach: A Consistent Presence

Reading By Example

In comparison, after this instructional walk, I had a desire to get back into this classroom soon, to see where this unit of study would go. Advocacy classroom instruction Coaching Leadership Literacy professional development Teaching book clubs Instructional Walks Little House in the Big WoodsWhen school leaders make instructional walks a daily habit, we start to discover patterns and trends. Some of them are particular to a teacher and some are schoolwide.

Civic Responsibility

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No doubt we teach social studies. For example, are the “3 R’s” – reading, writing, ‘rithmetic – mutually exclusive from social studies? Advocacy Literacy newsletter principal as an advocate Reading media literacy Michael Rebell Phi Delta Kappan votingThis post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. Let me know what you think in the comments! It is hard to believe that November is already here!

Bring an Author to Your School

Reading By Example

Skype chats with authors work well for individual classrooms or grade levels who might want to chat with an author in which they did a study of their books. It might also work as an entry event into a genre study in which the author’s work would apply. Advocacy Appreciation Leader as a Reader Literacy Reading Writing author visits Johnathan Rand Lisl H. One of the best ways to increase enthusiasm for reading and writing in your school is by bringing an author on-site.

Boys Will Be Boys

Reading By Example

This could lead to a more robust performance task for a unit of study. Advocacy Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reading Reflection Technology Writing behaviors boys engagement literacyMy son, appreciating the view of the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania. At one point in the school year, I was in my office with two different students, both males. A primary student was sent out of class because he refused to complete his math work.

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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.

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


Studies show test scores trend higher in schools with full-time, certified school librarians. 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.

Tweeting response to the NEA Opportunity Dashboard


She shares an assortment of possible tweets to help us get the word out: Multiple research studies show a clear link between school libraries & increased student achievement. aasl advocacy NEA Opportunity DashboardGreetings from Hershey and #PSLA15 where AASL President Terri Grief shared a plan for responding to the omission of school libraries from the NEA Opportunity Dashboard literature. Terri urges NEA members to contact local and state officials.

Put more gender studies in schools’ sex ed courses

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It was the most ever recorded, according to the advocacy group. To infuse gender studies in sex ed courses, classes must become more inclusive of information and materials relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community. The post Put more gender studies in schools’ sex ed courses appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

#WhyNCTE15: Because we all need to know literacy

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This goes for math teachers, science teachers, social studies teachers, specials teachers, administrators, and all other professionals working in education. Advocacy Leadership Literacy Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing NCTE wsraAs #ncte15 nears the end, tell us #whyncte15 ! We can’t wait to hear your reasons! NCTE (@ncte) November 22, 2015.