Defend, but Closely Scrutinize, Test Policies, Fed Official Urges State and Local Leaders

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Assessment Common Core E-rate Ed-tech Online Learning ltlf assessment testing Deborah S. Delisle, a top official at the U.S. Department of Education, said amid a growing anti-testing backlash, state and local officials need to evaluate how their assessments are used.

Digital Citizenship: From Compliance to Moral Imperative

Leadership Lounge

The June 1 deadline is rapidly approaching for school districts to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) so they can receive E-rate funding. The federal government's E-rate program provides discounts to school districts on services including Internet based on their percentage of students with low socio-economic backgrounds. School districts that receive E-rate funding must meet two important stipulations: Filtered Internet.

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Discover Ways to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School

Gaggle Speaks

The launch of Google Classroom along with changes to E-Rate funding have led school districts, perhaps more than ever, to consider a move to Google Apps for Education. The Gaggle webcast also reminded attendees of the importance of creating a safe online learning environment for students when using Google Apps for Education.

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A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

NeverEndingSearch

It’s happened to all of us– we’re at school trying to access the perfect website for a learning activity at school and… it’s blocked. While banning books is commonly recognized by librarians as detrimental to the student educational experience, restricted website access isn’t on everyone’s radar. The guide’s 10 Facts About CIPA and Web Filtering points out that commonly blocked sites such as YouTube are not restricted by CIPA.

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Not Net Neutrality, but another potential FCC move – ending the E-Rate program. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The Times Higher Education : “For-profit claims ‘learning gain’ victory over universities.”

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Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” ” Via The Financial Times : “ Coursera chief on the future of online learning and the Trump era.” Robots hate the Common Core.

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Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via The Consumerist : “New Chairman Orders FCC To Abandon Court Defense Of Rule Limiting Prison Phone Rates.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” Technology is transforming education, with personalised learning at the heart of the curriculum. Education Politics.

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According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. ” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. Presidential Campaign Politics.