Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. And then they usually create policy documents that hector and admonish youth and educators about all of the things they shouldn’t do. My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2). Law, Policy, and Ethics Safety and Security Social Media fear policy safety social mediaMy newest article is out.

A P21 Policy Update

P21 Blogazine

One of the standard features of our triannual Strategic Council meetings is an in-depth, face-to-face discussion among our Policy Committee. P21 Blog

Inundated by Privacy Policies?

CUE

Has your inbox been inundated with privacy policies and statements of disclosure for the software or websites you use? The post Inundated by Privacy Policies? Learn Compliance COPPA FERPA PPRA Privacy Policies WeAreCUE

A Student-Centered BYOT Policy Template For Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Unfortunately, many school districts’ filtering policies were developed before the rise of interactive web tools, social media, and mobile technologies. Therefore, we believe that schools should move from “acceptable use” to “responsible use” policies.

The right policies for virtual schools

The Christensen Institute

The report is especially noteworthy for its analysis of how the incentives created by policy have shaped the priorities and business models of the virtual school ecosystem. Low-quality virtual schools exist today because current policies hire them to merely enroll students.

School boards: Good for policy, bad for management

The Christensen Institute

The answer lies in a truth as certain as death and taxes: elected bodies—such as school boards—are good for making public policy, but often terrible for managing organizations. Charter schools and vouchers are one way to do this, but an equally workable alternative is to create open enrollment policies among district schools and give school principals more autonomy over the visions and practices they institute on their campuses.

OPINION: To succeed in tomorrow’s workforce, today’s students need equity-driven policy

The Hechinger Report

To do that, they must advance the use of high-quality data to develop equity-driven policy solutions. This is what an equity-driven higher education policy could create, not just in the Bronx but throughout the country. Higher Ed Opinion Law and policyThe U.S. Capitol.

The Policies In Your Head

The Principal of Change

Working with educators and trying to help challenge the traditional notion of schooling, many of them will come to me privately and say, “I would love to do some of this stuff, but our policies won’t allow us.”

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security. Current web browsing policies in K–12 schools may be allowing third parties to collect and sell student data , creating a need for schools to update and maintain safe internet use protocols.

The Key to A Successful Online Safety Policy

Securly

Outline rules and ramifications of violating the online safety policy. For more information on creating a CIPA-compliant Internet Safety Policy, check this out! 70.3% of students we surveyed did not know what web filter their school was using, if at all.

Report: States improve teacher policies

eSchool News

NCTQ’s annual report finds state policies to support teacher effectiveness are no longer the exception in the U.S. Teacher policies across the U.S. 8 released its ninth annual State Teacher Policy Yearbook. News Policy School Administration Top News

Why STEAM is Great Policy for the Future of Education

P21 Blogazine

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 14. There's a reason why so many schools, teachers, and students are excited about STEM or STEAM (STEM plus arts & design, as championed by the Rhode Island School of Design). They make learning more fun and engaging, not to mention provide students opportunities to use content knowledge and skills in ways that are practical and applicable to the real world, just like they would if they were working on science or engineering projects in the field. P21 Blogazine

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part II)

Doug Levin

K-12 educational technology policy. educational technology policy should be over the coming four years (when the law will next come due to be reauthorized). K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? Blog Policy Congress ESEA ESSA

OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap

The Hechinger Report

That problem is the failed leverage and collections policies that disproportionately inhibit low-income students from finishing college, transferring their credits and re-enrolling after stopping out. Image: © Sascha Steinach/DPA via ZUMA Press).

Education Policy’s Roost (On Social Justice Warriors)

The Jose Vilson

Less than a year ago, I was in a heated conversation (we’ll call it that) where a few folks who disagreed on education policy brought their frustrations to full display. Jose brittany packnett education education policy education reform reflection robert pondiscio

6 critical teacher policies states should monitor

eSchool News

Rapid modernization surrounding teacher policies has largely slowed in the past two years, with few states initiating new actions to improve policies guiding teacher selection, preparation, evaluation, and retention, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).

Keep student cellphone policy creation local

FETC Converge

More… Uncategorized 1:1 BYOD Cell phones policyBy Krista White, Education Daily® Many school districts allow students to use personal cell phones during the school day but leave the decision up to individual schools and oftentimes, individual teachers. What works for one school, such as cellphone integration into the classroom as a learning tool, may not work for another.

5 policies to help rural students get ahead

eSchool News

Next page: Five education policy recommendations to help rural students). News PolicyRural students still face a staggering number of uphill battles when it comes to securing the same educational opportunities as their suburban and urban peers, according to a new report.

Christian conservatives are trying to turn their bigoted policies into higher education law

The Hechinger Report

Colleges with deep religious traditions that run counter to federal anti-discrimination policies can apply for exemptions to avoid having their tax-exempt status revoked and to maintain their ability to take federal financial aid.

Are traditional admission policies increasing racial inequality?

The Hechinger Report

The post Are traditional admission policies increasing racial inequality? Last year, the graduation rate for black students at Rutgers-Newark was 64 percent compared with 40 percent at public institutions nationally. Photo: Shelley Kusnetz. Newark, N.J.

OPINION: ‘Our student loan policy has been corrupted by the powerful companies that profit from it’

The Hechinger Report

. The recent resignation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ’s (CPFB) top student loan official, Seth Frotman, comes on the heels of several policy changes at the U.S.

Charting the future of competency-based education policy

The Christensen Institute

Leather is a leader in the world of competency-based education policy and his current efforts mark an important harbinger of how these policies must evolve over time. Although New Hampshire’s bold mandate in 2005 eliminated the Carnegie Unit from the state’s high school graduation requirements, a decade later Leather’s concept of statewide competency-based policy goes far beyond eradicating the credit hour.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Good Homework Policy

MiddleWeb

Read the do's and don'ts underlying her homework policy. Articles Homework Cheryl Mizerny Dan Pink grading homework homework homework policy how much homework middle school homework positive homework Rick WormeliIf teaching time in school is used effectively, not much homework needs to be given, writes MS teacher Cheryl Mizerny. When I do give homework, I make every effort to make it engaging, meaningful, and brief."

10 high-need education policy areas for 2017

eSchool News

In order to ensure students’ college and career readiness, the K-12 and higher education systems must be strengthened, according to a policy paper from New America , a non-partisan think tank. Next page: 10 education policy concerns for lawmakers).

Trump's International Policies Could Have Lasting Effects On Higher Ed

NPR Learning and Tech

But after recent events, and President Trump's policies, recruiters expect numbers to drop. More than a million international students go to college in the United States. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

A Step-By-Step Plan To Create A BYOD Policy For Schools

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State-level policy for computer science education continues to grow

FETC Converge

A new report from Code.org shows that 44 states have enacted at least one policy that brings computer science education to students. had one or more computer science education policies in place. Uncategorized Code.org coding computer science research state policyAs a point of reference, the group points to its founding date of 2013, when just 14 states and Washington D.C. Read more at Ed Scoop.

U.S K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part I)

Doug Levin

What should the federal role be in promoting access to and use of technology for K-12 education (AKA ‘educational technology policy’)? ” The American Action Forum sees technology policy in ESSA sparking “ a transformation of teaching and learning.”

These 3 policy areas could help principals become more effective

eSchool News

While school principals are often low priorities on state education policy agendas, a handful of states have taken steps to strengthen the role principals play in schools, according to a new report commissioned by the Wallace Foundation. State leaders can use six possible policy levers.

How Gaggle Safety Management Fulfills Your Internet Safety Policy

Gaggle Speaks

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires the adoption and enforcement of an Internet Safety Policy. What is an Internet Safety Policy? An Internet Safety Policy is a set of measures taken to ensure the protection of students using online resources.

Technology and Management Policies Protect Chromebooks

EdTech Magazine

By Wylie Wong When devices go off school grounds, administrators need to make sure they stay secure. Classroom Data Center Digital Content Hardware Notebooks Security Solid State Drives

5 state policies to sustain computer science education

eSchool News

Asa Hutchinson, convened a group of state legislators, secondary and postsecondary education leaders to formulate policies and actions that positively support computer science. Policy Resource STEM Top News

Do education policy makers believe in science?

eSchool News

His research ranked almost 200 different factors according to their influence on student achievement and uncovered insights about relative effectiveness that should drive policy discussions for education stakeholders. Basing Policy Decisions on Education’s Existing Effect.

New Website Details State Policies for Acquiring Digital Learning Content

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech Procurement State Policy acquisition digitalresources edtech procurementThe State Educational Technology Directors Association has launched an online tool to help ed-tech companies, states, and districts learn about digital instructional material procurement.

#ASCD12-A Presentation On Creating Social Media Policies For Schools And Districts

The Web20Classroom

Our topic was creating and crafting social media policies for schools and districts. Why continue to put in place restrictive policies that handcuff the ability of educators to do their jobs? Earlier today I had the honor and pleasure of presenting at the Annual Conference for ASCD.

Youth aren’t props — they need an actual seat at the policy table

The Hechinger Report

Policies dedicated for youth without their input on the front end miss a core perspective and the supposed purpose for the policy change. Making youth policy without youth is like making a car without the driver in mind. These policies could stand a healthy hearing from students.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

The 2010 request would continue the policy of permitting States to use up to 100 percent of their allocations for competitive grants to local educational agencies. Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products: Findings from Two Student Cohorts (Mathematica Policy Research, 2009).

Louisiana ends policy that held thousands of students back a grade or more

The Hechinger Report

Seventeen states have similar policies that require holding back students in the third grade if they don’t pass a standardized reading test. The post Louisiana ends policy that held thousands of students back a grade or more appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Reform Democrats: Stop calling Trump names when you really support his policies

The Hechinger Report

It’s another to rally against his policies, which we assume will be what his nominee for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has endorsed in the past. However, the inability of reform-leaning Democrats to renounce DeVos and her policies in the past reveals a complicity in her nomination.

OPINION: It’s not too late for DeVos to make informed changes to current Title IX policies

The Hechinger Report

In July, Secretary DeVos met privately with victims of sexual assault, representatives of educational institutions, as well as students accused of sexual assault and their families to reexamine policies to combat sexual assault on campus. Higher Ed Opinion Civil rights Law and policy

States Are Adopting More Computer Science Policies. Are High Schools Keeping Up?

Edsurge

Talk of education policy—or any policy, for that matter—can often be dry, divisive or both. But when it comes to policy that expands access to computer science education, legislators tend to be interested and in agreement. state has adopted at least one policy requiring, standardizing or funding computer science education in schools. To take a census, not a survey, of computer science education policy adoption and implementation across the U.S.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

Rather, we need policies and practices to support an entire school system, which embraces and optimizes for flexible learning pathways, on-demand assessment, and multiple measures of mastery. For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Congress is now considering a draft bill , the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), that could actually pass before 2016.