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?

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.

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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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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

Education Elements

Sometimes, the really thought-provoking stuff just lands in your lap.or in the seat next to you.

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. 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. Low-quality virtual schools exist today because current policies hire them to merely enroll students.

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.

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.

A Student-Centered BYOT Policy Template For Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

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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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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?

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

Why Grading Policies For Equity Matter More Than Ever

MindShift

Every other day, a McKinney-Vento program coordinator with San Leandro Unified School District travels to the marina on the district’s eastern boundary. There, she drops off meals, hygiene kits and school supplies to families who are sheltering in their cars.

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.”

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).

Early Literacy Policies More Than Just ‘Retention Policies’

ExcelinEd

Early literacy policies being enacted in states across our country are so much more than “retention policies,” as some believe. It’s true that the policies do end social promotion of third graders, but retention is used only as a last resort.

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.

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

Texas 10% policy didn’t expand number of high schools feeding students to top universities

The Hechinger Report

Texas’s policy to automatically admit the top students in each high school to the state’s flagship universities didn’t expand the number of high schools that send students to Texas A&M University, College Station, pictured here.

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

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.

#AskExcelinEd: How do Blaine Amendments Impact School Choice Policy?

ExcelinEd

With over 500,000 families benefiting from these policies, the importance of this case cannot be overstated. In 2018 the State of Montana struck down a tax-credit funded scholarship program that allowed low-income students to access private schools.

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).

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.

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.