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

The Hechinger Report

We have this huge digital divide that’s making it hard for [students] to get their education,” she said. David Silver, the director of education for the mayor’s office, said people talked about the digital divide, but there had never been enough energy to tackle it.

Massachusetts is taking action to improve the digital divide in classrooms across the state

Education Superhighway

One year ago we launched the Massachusetts Digital Connections Initiative in partnership with Governor Baker’s Office, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), and MassIT. Since the initiative launched, EducationSuperHighway and our state partners have focused our efforts on ensuring that every student in Massachusetts gets the bandwidth necessary to support digital learning in the classroom.

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Texas Education Agency and Verizon enable distance learning for 18.9M students in 16 states

eSchool News

For students across Texas and around the country, bridging the digital divide and providing reliable Internet connectivity that enables distance learning for students without Internet access are among the top priorities for state governments, school districts, teachers and parents alike.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

I believe that if we are to fully apprehend the many issues and nuances of our relationship with future technologies, we first need to begin to appreciate the complexity of human intelligence(s) and the problems associated with trying to model these digitally. A secondary argument is that there is a large amount of content on the web that is spurious, deceiving or inaccurate, and that user generated sites such as Wikipedia and blogs undermine the authority of professionals and academics.

Announcing the 2021-2022 League of Innovative Schools Cohort

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is thrilled to announce 37 districts—including 26 new districts and 11 returning districts—will join the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools for the 2021-2022 school year. Demonstrated commitment to racial, digital, and educational equity.

Using ESSER Funds to Prepare for a Transformative School Year

Insight Education Group

The COVID-19 pandemic has left elementary and secondary schools across the country in need of additional resources to operate and support their school communities. billion to the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Education Relief Fund, also known as ESSER ( NCSL, 2021 ).

How not to write about HyFlex or online learning

Bryan Alexander

A second problem comes in the article’s view of who’s involved in post-secondary teaching. The problem is that the piece cites a liberal arts campus as an example of post-secondary education as a whole.

Three Big Bills, Three Ways to Access Educational Funding

N2Y

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund). What can bridge the digital divide within the special education community? CARES, CRRSA, and ARP: Big Legislation, Big Opportunities. To address the economic fallout from the pandemic, the U.S.

4 Essential Steps to Secure Funding for Hybrid Classroom Technologies

Edsurge

As you consider how to communicate your digital needs to your state's board of education, these four essential steps will help you stay organized: 1. Samsung’s unique portfolio of in-classroom technology can help bridge the digital divide once funding is secured.

Education Stimulus Funding: The Who, What, and Why

edWeb.net

billion went to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). Districts must use the money on evidence-based programs that help stem learning loss, close the digital divide, and address social and emotional learning needs. By Stacey Pusey.

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

edWeb.net

First, districts need to address the digital divide/homework gap in meaningful ways. Another aspect of the digital divide includes teachers. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Why So Many Are Behind with Remote Learning

The Innovative Educator

They chose not to figure out ways to bridge the digital divide for the most vulnerable families and students. The United States Office of Civil Rights addressed the issue with this Supplemental Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools (PDF) What next? We could have been focused on closing the digital divide. We could have provided the resources to support a digital education.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

The digital pivot made some districts solve preexisting tech gaps. With the ability to log into lessons online, students at the secondary level won’t have to miss instruction even if they’re suspended, says Superintendent L. Federal funds help narrow the digital divide.

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Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund follows the same formula as Title I, so it can be used to help bridge the digital divide for students from low-income families. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Bringing wi-fi, and parent engagement, to the community

eSchool News

note : Joelle Bejarano will present a session related to this topic, called “Touch-Interactive and Digital Signage Displays for Parent and Community Engagement in Education,” at DSE 2016 on Wednesday, March 16 in Las Vegas. However, there still exists a digital divide to conquer. Kent’s success in today’s digital world is, in part, reliant on electronic resources and timely, effective communications.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

The digital divide raised similar concerns: If no phone numbers work for a family, if emails remain unanswered, how can counselors gauge the welfare of a child? “It’s

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The Benefits of Speech-to-Text Technology in All Classrooms

MindShift

Students with unimpaired hearing can also utilize captions as a secondary cue for their minds, allowing for another way to perceive the material. . This offered more students digital skills that may be needed after graduation. .

What to Know About Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary

Edsurge

A focus on tackling the digital divide and resource inequities laid bare by the pandemic. At the start of the pandemic, Cardona’s office created the CT Learning Hub , which collected vetted digital learning resources for educators, parents and students. Teaching experience.

“Every student has different needs, different interests, different learning paths and different types of intelligence. So, why to teach them all the same?” – Pablo García-Brull, Spain

Daily Edventures

A big digital divide is increasing between public and private schools, and between the Spanish system and other countries. Secondary Science, Math and ITC Teacher, STEM Coordinator, Microsoft Teacher Ambassador. There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all teaching for Pablo García-Brull. And as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert since 2011, and a Teacher Ambassador since 2015, he’s not shy about sharing that insight with other educators.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 18, 2017 Investigations Into Cyberattack Against EQAO Conclude | CNW → The investigations into the cyberattack that disrupted the Education Quality and Accountability Office's (EQAO) online Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on October 20, 2016, confirm EQAO's original conclusion that a targeted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyberattack was the cause of the technical issues that led to the cancellation of the OSSLT in October 2016.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Schools told compulsory 'BYO device' policies are illegal | NZ Herald → "We will be reminding all schools that boards of trustees can ask, but can't compel, families to bring their own digital devices because schools can't deny a child's access to learning if their parents can't provide them one," she said. "In I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Schools told compulsory 'BYO device' policies are illegal | NZ Herald → "We will be reminding all schools that boards of trustees can ask, but can't compel, families to bring their own digital devices because schools can't deny a child's access to learning if their parents can't provide them one," she said. "In I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

As an op-ed in The Washington Post put it , “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” E-rate and the History of the Future of the “Digital Divide” When the E-rate program was first established in 1996, only 14% of K–12 classrooms in the US had access to the Internet.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Humphrey testified that he hired Hubbard on a $7,500-per-month consulting contract to connect him to legislative leaders in other states, as Edgenuity tried to sell digital courses.” ” From the story: “Online education company Udacity plans to branch out of its core technology market to meet growing demand for digitally-skilled workers in areas such as banking and the car industry, its co-founder told Reuters as the company launched in Germany.”

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um,