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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.

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

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.

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

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders.

The Key to A Successful Online Safety Policy


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.

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).

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.

4 policies driving student performance in Finland and Japan

eSchool News

” Next page: Four policy levers that can help improve student learning.

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).

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.

#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.

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

Education policy check-up: 7 things to know

eSchool News

Education Department, it’s often difficult to keep pace with new education policy recommendations, staff updates, and news. Next page: Five more education policy developments). It’s a busy–and tumultuous–time in Washington. With daily developments in the U.S.

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

5 Areas of Consideration for Developing a BYOD Policy for Your School or District

The 21st Century Principal

While there is some debate about whether a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy perpetuates inequities and the technology gap, school districts in times of tightening budgets and limited resources are looking for cost-effective ways to increase student access to technology. Here are some key things to consider when setting up these guidelines for a BYOD policy: Clear statement in policy that use of a device during the school day is clearly at the discretion of teachers and staff.

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.

Policies to help students pay for college continue to shift toward favoring the rich

The Hechinger Report

Other state policies also take a toll on low-income students, researchers and advocates contend. Such policies leave fewer seats and less money for lower-income, in-state students. Eduardo Medina, a junior at Cornell, which temporarily kicked him out because of a past-due bill.

Experts Look Into the Crystal Ball of the Next Administration’s Ed Policy


the experts agreed that equity, access and accountability will define the next four years of education policy. Where policy might differ is in the regulation of such programs, Robinson added. Purdue compared the future of ESSA to looking into a crystal ball, since the proposed rules for the K-12 education policy have yet to take effect. Education Technology Government Policy

Personalized Learning, Competency Education Need Policy Support, Group Says

Marketplace K-12

Assessment Online Learning Open Education State Policy blendedlearning competencyeducation inacol personalizedlearningFederal and state governments can improve students' ability to get access to student-centered learning by focusing on 13 specific issues, according to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

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.”

Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act will Change U.S. Educational Policy


have expressed frustration with No Child Left Behind, an educational policy that has been derided by educators as placing too much emphasis on standardized testing and failing to address racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps. educational policy: College and Career Readiness.

9 Actions + Policies Necessary To Embrace Cell Phones for #MLearning + #BYOD

The Innovative Educator

While interest is growing in the usage of mobile devices in school, a report on learning with mobile devices and social media tells us administrators still struggle with key concerns.

Cyber Law: Guidebook for Writing, Revising, and Implementing Technology Policies

The 21st Century Principal

Cyber Law is cover-to-cover advice for school leaders looking to write new technology policy or revise current technology policy, and Bissonette, even though she’s an attorney, uses an engaging, non-technical style. “Legal regulation of education is not new.

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.

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.”

Common Sense Social Media Policies in Schools: Working with It Instead of Banning It

The 21st Century Principal

Policies that focus on the medium rather than the real problem are doomed to failure. educational leadership Facebook Policies instructional technology social media policy technology leadership Since the state of Missouri passed a law banning teacher use of online social media communications with students, states and districts across the country are stepping up their examinations of social media and its place in schools.

Teachers union leader says next president must completely reset education policy and oust current education secretary

The Hechinger Report

She’ll reset education policy to focus on skills like creativity and critical thinking, not more testing,” said Weingarten at the July convention in Philadelphia. What are the K-12 policies you would hope to see from a President Clinton?

A Ninja’s Take on Education Policy: Interview With Linda Darling-Hammond


Linda Darling-Hammond is something of a ninja in education policy. She founded and currently leads the Learning Policy Institute at Stanford University, where she is a professor emeritus of education. She also founded the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and helped redesign the Stanford Teacher Education Program. After President Barack Obama was elected, she headed the transition team on education policy.

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

"Digital-Divide" Is Not an Excuse to Avoid Implementing a BYOD Policy at Your School

The 21st Century Principal

Recently, I found myself entangled with several people in a Twitter debate about whether BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies actually perpetuate or aggravate the digital divide our students currently experience. Having a BYOD policy would seem to perpetuate the divide between the tech-haves and tech-have-nots. Still, we do need to be concerned about the effects of the digital divide under our BYOD policy.

Live Interview Wednesday, February 1st - Cable Green on "The Obviousness of Open Policy"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Wednesday, February 1st, for a live and interactive webinar with Cable Green on "The Obviousness of Open Policy."

#FlipClassFlashBlog 3: Late Work Policies

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I really like Shai McGowan''s policy of having students including a cover letter with the late assignment: @KtBkr4 1. Here is the current policy as stated in my class expectations : All Paper-Based assignments are due IN CLASS on the specified due date. I allow my students to turn in work late. I don''t take points off, but I do have a conversation with the student about why the assignment is late.

If you run an education system based on standardization and conformity

Dangerously Irrelevant

Law, Policy, and Ethics Learning and Teaching Ken Robinson policy schoolingSir Ken Robinson said: Politicians often scratch their heads over [persistent educational] problems. Sometimes, they punish schools for not making the grade.

Enabling a queen sacrifice: Wisconsin sets up the policy framework

Bryan Alexander

David Vaness , a health policy professor at University of Wisconsin, dug into proposed Board of Regents language and found some powerful passages. Short version: new policies would allow shifting resources between programs due to financial considerations.

Inclusive Anti-Bullying Policies Create a Safer Environment for LGBT Students


Anne OBrien Bullying Prevention Policies are just one important piece of an overall strategy to improve school climate for LGBT students

Imagine that you wanted to slowly kill public education

Dangerously Irrelevant

give as little policy attention as possible to the known educational needs of students who live in poverty or don’t speak English as their primary language (and thus struggle academically), even as those student and family populations increase markedly within the state.

3 computer science policy goals for states

eSchool News

The partnership focuses on specific policy goals to help states advocate for and advance computer science education. Next page: Three policy goals to advance computer science education. Governors band together to support state computer science education.

7 Suggestions for Sound Cyberbullying Policies for 21st Century Administrator

The 21st Century Principal

Perhaps as Bissonette suggests, the best way to deal with cyberbullying is to proactively develop effective policy that defines specifically what is considered cyberbullying and the range of actions the school or district should take to address the problems when they happen. What are the must-have elements in any school or district’s cyberbullying policy? Avoid zero-tolerance and highly punitive policies. Author and attorney Aimee M.