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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

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Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. Related: Not all towns are created equal, digitally.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. The partnership aims to bridge the digital divide in Pittsburg by offering parents refurbished computers free of charge.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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In a recent edWebinar , Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director of SETDA, offered highlights from the report, and Ryan Kocsondy, Director of Connecticut Education Network (CEN), gave an inside look at why Connecticut schools don’t worry about running out of bandwidth.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: March 25, 2017 Lower-income Americans still lag in tech adoption | Pew Research Center → Even as many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different. Based on this article, that's an understatement.

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. It’s about helping students with limited tech skills be prepared for a global economy that is becoming increasingly digitized. Nor is he the only one on a digital crusade.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: March 25, 2017 Lower-income Americans still lag in tech adoption | Pew Research Center → Even as many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different. Based on this article, that's an understatement.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Hechinger Report : “Documenting Maine ’s failure to implement proficiency-based education.” The suit charged the university with failing to prevent sexual abuse by George Tyndall , formerly a gynecologist in the university’s health center, and for failing to take action as reports of the abuse surfaced.”

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Department of Education recently announced it would miss a key deadline to repeal an Obama administration rule that seeks to hold career-education programs accountable for producing graduates with unmanageable debt,” Inside Higher Ed reports on the latest on " gainful employment." “ Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town,” writes The Hechinger Report.

After Net Neutrality, Experts Expect Changes to FCC’s E-Rate

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John Harrington, Funds for Learning Among the groups commenting on the issue, both ISTE and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) raised the possibility that digital education providers can pay to deliver their content more quickly, and wondered aloud if the move would deepen the digital divide. Last month, an article in from New America, a think tank, raised the specter that the FCC could overhaul the program once again, this time cutting funding.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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That was the conclusion of an Oxfam report issued in January. Take, for example, ProPublica ’s article on Donald Trump’s son-in-law and “consigliere”: “ The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard.”). Reports of hate crimes and racist graffiti spiked on school campuses across the country following Trump’s election. What sorts of biases are built into digital technologies because of this?

The Politics of Education Technology

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One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” One of the flaws, I think, of much of the reporting on education technology is that it treats “ed-tech” as a product without a politics and without a practice. “ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August.

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No disclosure in this or its Class Central article that it shares investors with these MOOC companies.). the nation’s largest virtual charter school management company , as president of academics, policy, and schools. Via Mic : “On Thursday, Pearson , an education publishing company, apologized for publishing a nursing textbook section that contained racist material about treating patients from different cultural backgrounds who have acute and chronic pain.”

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the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” Nikki Haley of South Carolina has signed into law a measure that requires the state’s public colleges and universities to publish reports of conduct violations involving alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, and hazing at fraternities and sororities.” ” Here are some reading suggestions from ProPublica : “The Absolute Best, Most Terrific Reporting on Trump University.” Education Politics.

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Via Broadly : “ Betsy DeVos to Meet with Men’s Rights Groups , Reports Say.” On the US House of Representatives’ proposed budget : “$2 Billion for Teacher Training, Salaries Eliminated in House Budget Plan,” Education Week reports. Via Chalkbeat : “Report: Special education voucher program leaves some of New York City ’s poorest families without services.” Tutoring company Clark has raised $2.2

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Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” ” asks The Hechinger Report. Edsurge reports that NewSchools Venture Fund is running another competition – this one to fund entrepreneurs who build PreK–12 special education apps. ” asks The Hechinger Report. No mention that these are backed by big companies and venture capitalists. My response to the report.