9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

As shared in my previous posts 7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning and 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. The Alliance also has run Digital Learning Day for the past five years.

3 things schools must know about the rising “phigital” student

eSchool News

The clash is coming from so-called Gen Z, the first generation to be considered fully “phigital”—unwilling or unable to draw a distinction between the physical world and its digital equivalent. Since education has been focusing more on adapting itself to its students, rather than students learning to adapt to its educators, there’s never been a better time to re-examine strategies ranging from classroom pedagogy to campus-wide technology initiatives. Digital is King.

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Technology proponents see progress in closing ‘homework gap’

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By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® As part of series of events to promote the Future Ready initiative, proponents highlighted local efforts that address digital equity at school with support from the modernization of the E-Rate program. They also addressed efforts to promote digital equity outside-of-school, particularly when it comes to at-home access for students from low-income families.

NJSBA Launches Connectivity Initiative to Advance Internet Access in Schools

Education Superhighway

New Jersey school districts have made tremendous progress in closing the connectivity gap over the past four years, but over 10,000 students still need more bandwidth for digital learning. Read on to learn more. . To ensure all students can take advantage of the promise of digital learning, schools must have access to high-speed internet capable of supporting online educational opportunities.

Governor Kate Brown Announces Connecting Oregon Schools Fund

Education Superhighway

Building on the state’s Future Ready plans, this fund helps expand efforts to bring fiber-optic connections to students in rural and remote areas. “With the passage of this bill, we will open up digital learning opportunities in classrooms across Oregon.” In addition, the schools plan to have some costs covered by the Federal Communications Commission School and Libraries (E-rate) program.

Network Essentials: Securing Buy-In For Your Network Upgrade

Education Superhighway

A shared vision for digital learning. With personalized student learning at the center, the Future Ready Framework provides a roadmap to support school leaders in building a digital plan that prepares students for success in college, career, and citizenship. As increasing technology adoption revolutionizes the way teachers teach and students learn, school districts need to continue to grow their bandwidth.