US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter What is happening at the US policy level with the coronavirus health crisis?

Educator Micro-credentials Policy Map Provides an Update of State and District Use of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Digital Promise first launched our Micro-credential Policy Map in January 2020 to share valuable information on how states and districts across the U.S. States without policies feature district implementation examples instead.

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New Resource Highlights Micro-credential Policies Across States

Digital Promise

Our interactive Micro-credential Policy Map lets you explore micro-credential policies and implementation stories across the nation. States where policies have been instituted at the district level. States where policies have been instituted at the state level.

The Future of Micro-credentialing Policy

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. In our policy paper we suggest that micro-credentials, with the right tools, technologies, and virtual learning communities, could transform the teaching profession and fuel better outcomes for students. The post The Future of Micro-credentialing Policy appeared first on Digital Promise.

Exploring Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Education reformers and policy leaders are beginning to recognize that if schools are to create competency-based and personalized learning experiences for every student.then those who are teaching them need to lead their own learning as well. Education policy issues must be addressed first.

A P21 Policy Update

Battelle for Kids

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

10 post-COVID policy issues facing education

eSchool News

A new report from the Aurora Institute examines the top 10 K-12 education policy issues that have surfaced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 policy recommendations for educator preparation programs

eSchool News

Ten new recommendations from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) address critical state policy changes necessary to support innovative improvement in educator preparation programs and education during the global COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

City University of New York reverses its policy on withholding transcripts over unpaid bills

The Hechinger Report

The City University of New York announced Wednesday that it would temporarily stop withholding transcripts from students with unpaid bills, reversing a long-held policy that prevented thousands from transferring between schools or entering the careers of their choice.

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 WeAreCUEIf so, you are not alone. Recent changes to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has triggered a flood of companies to make sure they are in compliance with these new European Union regulations. Nitasha Tiku […].

Redesigning for an Anti-Racist Classroom Series: #2 Discipline Policy

Education Elements

The systems that teachers and leaders design and implement in schools are all impacted by the biases of their designers. We have to design explicitly for our marginalized students and to do this, we need to first understand the way our own power and privilege impact what we believe is best for kids.

Two policy moves could help schools keep their promises to Black students

The Christensen Institute

According to a Center for Education Policy report , in a 2006 national poll, 25% of respondents said that their top reason for public schools was “to give all children a chance to get ahead and level the playing field,” while 22% said “to keep America strong and competitive in the global economy.”

edFocus Policy Update | Summer Federal Funding Surge in DC

edWeb.net

Read the Policy Update from our July edFocus issue , written by Jon Bernstein, President of Bernstein Strategy Group. The post edFocus Policy Update | Summer Federal Funding Surge in DC appeared first on edWeb. edWeb Blog education policy federal funding

Covid created family-friendly work policies—will they last?

The Hechinger Report

These are just a few of the efforts of a group of business leaders in the Fort Worth area to create family-friendly policies in the midst of the pandemic, a trend that experts hope will endure even after COVID subsides. The post Covid created family-friendly work policies—will they last?

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.

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. Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) are typically written in such a manner that outlines everything a student (or employee) can’t do. These policies typically promote positive behaviors, expectations, and guidelines.

How Education Policy Waves Shape Ed-Tech Products

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The buyer's needs in education are often shaped by the policy context of the education system. That means products are shaped by those policies too. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org. Edthena Education Market Product caep edthena edtpa inbloom newsela studyisland

India’s new mapping policy boon for Startups 

AsiaTechDaily

The Ministry of Earth Sciences unveiled new guidelines for the sector on February 16, 2021, annulling ages of red-tapism by liberalizing India’s mapping policy. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has also relaxed its data policy under these guidelines.

A Student-Centered BYOT Policy Template For Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Student-Centered Universal BYOT Policy Template For Schools by TeachThought Staff ed note: This content has been updated and republished from a previous post BYOT–which stands for Bring Your Own Technology–is a natural response to need for progressive learning tools in the 21st century classroom. The post A Student-Centered BYOT Policy Template For Schools appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

For new health policy, look no further than Biden’s infrastructure bill

The Christensen Institute

The post For new health policy, look no further than Biden’s infrastructure bill appeared first on Christensen Institute One of the hottest topics of the Biden presidency is his massive infrastructure plan.

Why Acceptable Use Policies are Critical for Education

Kajeet

Each year, school districts roll out more tech to their students. With the additional online tools, comes new opportunities for learning and for risks. Risks that could be harmful for students and put accountability for blocking inappropriate material back on the districts’ shoulders. What happens when students receive laptops from their school, but then use it just for gaming, watching movies, and accessing non-educational sites?

Testing Providers Could Be Forced to Pivot Quickly as Result of Biden’s State Testing Policy

Marketplace K-12

The post Testing Providers Could Be Forced to Pivot Quickly as Result of Biden’s State Testing Policy appeared first on Market Brief.

PROOF POINTS: Test-optional policies didn’t do much to diversify college student populations

The Hechinger Report

A study found that the policy boosted diversity on campuses by 1 percentage point, on average. But researchers are finding that the test-optional policy isn’t substantially raising the share of low-income students or students of color at colleges that have tried it.

eBOARDsolutions Announces Major Update to Simbli Policy Module

eSchool News

today announced a major update to their online policy management software, the Simbli Policy Module. New enhancements allow subscribers to: Manage all types of policy or procedure manuals. View and print manuals and policies in multiple languages, on any device.

3 misconceptions that could distort higher education policy

The Christensen Institute

Who should pay for education is an important policy question, but it can’t be used to cover up or avoid dealing with the issues of why college is so expensive in the first place. The post 3 misconceptions that could distort higher education policy appeared first on Christensen Institute. Higher education institutions are racing to keep up with the ever-evolving student and workforce demands—and policymakers have no shortage of (ostensibly) good ideas to improve the sector.

Policy Watch: Educators Can Teach Lawmakers What Our Students Need

EdNews Daily

The first thing educators can do to positively affect education policy may not be the most practical from a nuts-and-bolts perspective. For legislative and policy movement specific to literacy, the National Summer Literacy Association and International Literacy Association are also fantastic resources. Position yourself as an ally, here to inform them and help to create meaningful and effective education policy.

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. The report then offers a number of forward-thinking recommendations for how to get policies and incentives right to improve the quality of virtual schools. Low-quality virtual schools exist today because current policies hire them to merely enroll students.

A Critical Understanding Of NASSCOM AI Policy Report

AsiaTechDaily

Establish data governance policies and standards. It includes almost all the important sectors which have been mentioned by earlier policy papers and reports of Meity, including the power grid, road, grain value chain, farm data. AI & Big Data AI India AI policy India

Untapped Promise in Charter School Policy

ExcelinEd

State policymakers can play a valuable role, too, especially in shaping charter school policy to meet new and unprecedented challenges. Policymakers can help states gain more high school graduates and higher wages for those employed by leveraging their charter school policies and adult education policies to support students’ development and earning potential. Goodwill has discovered a policy fusion that just makes sense.

How Joe Biden’s Policy Proposals Would Impact the Education Industry

Marketplace K-12

The post How Joe Biden’s Policy Proposals Would Impact the Education Industry appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessment / Testing Educational Technology/Ed-Tech English-Language Learners Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal / State Policy Funding / Budgets

University Scholars Plant Seeds In a New Field of Study: Early Childhood Policy

Edsurge

What Rasmussen didn’t have at the beginning of her political career, however, was much knowledge about how to turn her ideas into effective policies. “I But most college programs that address early childhood education still focus on classroom teaching, not policy.

Avoid the 49 Degree Rule: 4 Ways to Put People Before Policies

Education Elements

Apparently, the airline she’d originally worked for had been very focused on the notion of employee autonomy and empowerment, but the acquisition came with a host of new rules and policies, including one that said employees were only permitted to wear their jackets at work when the ambient temperature was at or below 49° Fahrenheit. Sometimes, the really thought-provoking stuff just lands in your lap.or in the seat next to you.

Instagram Changes Policy to Disclose Date of Birth for New Users

CUE

The post Instagram Changes Policy to Disclose Date of Birth for New Users appeared first on CUE, Inc. Learn Uncategorized EdWeek instagram News OnCUE Spark policy change social mediaInstagram is cracking down on underage users…or at least attempting to.

5 assessment policy recommendations for the Biden administration

eSchool News

The incoming Biden administration and Congress should focus on innovation, flexibility and more relevance to teaching and learning when it comes to assessment policy , according to NWEA. NWEA’s assessment policy recommendations include: 1.