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.”. We believe so, if the following matters of policy and practice are addressed: Controlling for quality.

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 policy issues must be addressed first.

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.

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

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

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

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.

A Student-Centered BYOT Policy Template For Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

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OPINION: Rethinking school choice policies, the ‘myth of meritocracy’

The Hechinger Report

Made more apparent in recent years with the widespread expansion of school-choice policies nationwide, the latest college admissions scandal may be the final nail in the coffin of the myth of meritocracy in U.S.

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.

OPINION: How current policy hurts our youngest citizens

The Hechinger Report

And one of those key decisions is to promote policies that can ensure babies thrive, including quality early learning, child care, home visiting programs and comprehensive paid family leave. Yet our current policies far too often overlook babies of color and babies from low-income families.

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?

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.

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

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.

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

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.”

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

Homework Policies That Support Diverse Needs

MiddleWeb

Educator Brian Taylor says it's a must for educators who want to bring sanity to homework policies. How many minutes? In which grades? What really works? How can family be engaged? These and lots more questions are answered in Cathy Vatterott's book Rethinking Homework.

Why STEAM is Great Policy for the Future of Education

Battelle for Kids

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

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.

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).

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

How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How To Create A No-Zero Policy In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher General How-To

Reflections from AFC’s Policy Summit

ExcelinEd

This week at the American Federation for Children’s Annual Policy Summit , my Excel in Ed colleagues and I heard from an array of speakers and leaders across the educational opportunity movement. Tori Bell, Senior Policy Analyst. “I Many of our organizations are in the weeds of these issues every day, navigating different policies, strategies and more.

Growth over Grades: How a Resubmit Policy Is Helping Us Build a Culture of Revision

Edsurge

One of the significant changes we made was to offer an open resubmit policy, meaning any student could revise and resubmit any assessed work up until the end of the following unit for up to full credit. The culture around grading was still pretty toxic—even with the new resubmit policy. Simply having an open resubmit policy wasn’t enough to drive productive revision for all students. So, Does a Resubmit Policy Actually Work?

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).

Highlights from Governor Jeb Bush at the Mackinac Policy Conference

ExcelinEd

Last month, Governor Jeb Bush spoke at the Mackinac Policy Conference in northern Michigan. Watch highlights from Governor Jeb Bush’s address in the session The Education Crisis: Change Is Possible at the Mackinac Policy Conference, or watch the full address (beginning at 15:08).

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 Teachthought Podcast Ep. 165 Bridging Polarization To Improve Education Policy

TeachThought - Learn better.

164 Bridging Polarization To Improve Education Policy Drew Perkins talks with Janet Tran, Director of Learning and Leadership at the Reagan Institute about their work to host productive bipartisan conversations about better education policy. The Teachthought Podcast Ep.

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.

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.

K-12 Policy Updates: Mandatory Fall Reading for Every Education Entrepreneur

Edsurge

It’s a document that will serve as a road map for state and local education policy for the next four years (at least), so it’s worth reading. So we’ve paired our review of the document with the latest edition of Whiteboard Advisor’s Education Insider report, which surveys Congressional and Administration staff, association leaders, and other decision-makers about what’s next for education policy. Education Technology Government Policy

Pittsburgh Approves Transgender Nondiscrimination Policy

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new policy has been unanimously approved by the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board that will allow transgender and gender expansive students, who identify outside of gender categories, to use pronouns, names, and bathrooms that they identify with. (Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons).

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).

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."

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.