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.

A Student-Centered BYOT Policy Template For Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

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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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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).

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

In other ed policy news: From Policy to Classroom Practice: The Macro and Micro at Work is by Larry Cuban. © 2011 CGP Grey , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio.

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

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

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

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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

In D.C., 34 Percent Of Graduates Received A Diploma Against District Policy

NPR Learning and Tech

Following the WAMU/NPR investigation into policy violations at Ballou High School, a new report shows that across the District, such violations were found in 937 of 2,758 graduating students' records.

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

It's true that raw NAEP scores shouldn't be used to make claims about cause and effect, but there is some careful research using past NAEP data that attempt to isolate effects of specific policies [link] pic.twitter.com/xBZ8bYtmEH. © 2011 CGP Grey , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio.

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).

Official: Make FERPA central to district technology plans, policies

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® Michael Hawes, director of student privacy policy in the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer at the U.S. Education Department, says student privacy provisions under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act should anchor district technology plans and related policies to safeguard student privacy. More… Uncategorized FERPA policy technology integration technology plan

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.

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 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."

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).

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

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – Part Two ): Are Teachers’ Unions on the Brink of Demise? © 2011 CGP Grey , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio.

How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies

eSchool News

The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies. There are a bunch of examples to browse, but the big thing to remember is that there’s no perfect, off-the-shelf policy. Next page: What to include in a social media policy.

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.

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – Part Two ): He Will, He Won’t: Miami School Superintendent Rejects NYC’s Top Job is from NPR.

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.

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

When it comes to education policy, it’s ‘the California way’ vs. Betsy DeVos appeared in The L.A. © 2011 CGP Grey , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio.

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.”

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

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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?

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

© 2011 CGP Grey , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio.

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – Part Two ): Their Pay Has Stood Still. © 2011 CGP Grey , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio.

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – Part Two ): Your state’s teachers are underpaid. © 2011 CGP Grey , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio.

DOJ move on marijuana policy leaves questions

Kajeet Extracurricular

Already confusing compliance challenge grows more confusing Compliance BSA/AML. 1Compliance

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).