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OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

The Hechinger Report

For many of these students and others coming from low-income backgrounds, science knowledge gaps exist even prior to kindergarten entry but become gravely amplified in primary and secondary schools. Unsurprisingly, such foundational STEM disparities extend far beyond secondary school education.

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How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

The Hechinger Report

According to a 2021 report from the think tank New America, 1 in 8 children from low-income families don’t have a computer at home, while 1 in 7 lack access to broadband internet. Oakland launched OAK Wi-Fi, a broadband program, in late 2020 using $7.7 The homework gap isn’t new. We [didn’t] want this to be a Band-Aid fix,” he said.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Pacific Standard : “Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?” Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” More on the bill via Inside Higher Ed.

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4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

We rounded up some best practices League members use to ensure students stay in school, get their degrees, and are prepared for success in their post-secondary endeavors. Yet every student in Piedmont is given a laptop in school and to take home and, through partnerships developed by the district, can access free or low-cost broadband 24/7.