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COVID-19 Education Innovations Solution Spotlights in California, Pennsylvania and Louisiana

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Cross-Sector Partnership to Bridge the Digital Divide in California . Pennsylvania Awards Equity Grants to Overcome Gaps in Access to Instructional Materials . N ot all students have access to the equipment or materials that enables them to learn remotely. The Pennsylvania Department of Education will award $5 million in equity grants to help schools overcome gaps in student access to instructional materials.

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29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

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Greater focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) is one model of instructing the “whole child” or attending to more than just academic content. As we look to supporting the “whole adult” that students will become, instruction on life skills becomes more important.

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Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

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This kind of connectivity is necessary, the authors note, to help connect students to high-quality digital learning opportunities. It also highlights state leaders who have helped their states put these digital learning opportunities directly in front of teachers and students. A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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By providing these examples of state leadership to support technology in education, though, states can work towards bridging the digital divide. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Texas , a Prized K–12 Market , Approves Wave of Instructional Materials.” Rather Harvard has outsourced instruction to the for-profit company Trilogy Education. ” Via The New York Times : “ Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” ” Via Education Dive : “ Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement.” ” Via Education Week : “ New Online Tool Aims to Help K–12 Leaders Choose Instructional Materials.” Education Politics. “How higher education made President Trump ,” according to Jeffrey Selingo.

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