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"The Trump administration dons a tinfoil hat"- WP op ed regarding Trump proposed cuts to TRIO programs such as Student Support Services, GEAR UP, Upward Bound and Talent Search.
No matter your politics, this piece contains good information about the programs affected by these cuts. These programs help secondary & post secondary students in urban & rural areas across the US achieve college & career success. Especially first gen college students and vets - high numbers of our college-going populations.
Student achievement is invariably tied to poverty. And only when basic survival needs are met can students afford to turn their attention to their studies, even when they know education is their best shot at a better life.
The Community Eligibility Provision has allowed school districts with high concentrations of poverty to offer every student free meals under the National School Lunch Program, but Republicans have said they want to eliminate the program.
The ongoing impact of the Snowden revelations and Donald Trump’s ascendance to the US presidency is pushing more and more web users to privacy-focused services. At other search engines, when you do a search and then click on a link, your search terms are sent to that site you clicked on (in the HTTP referrer header). We call this sharing of personal information "search leakage." DuckDuckGo prevents search leakage by default.
Many schools, including community colleges and public institutions, should analyze the prospects of sharing common service contracts and technologies, as a pilot to what joined institutions may one day look like, and what kind of value it could add to a community or city.
Educators can build lessons around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video through Ted-Ed. Once they locate the video they wish to use, they next use the TED-Ed Lesson editor to add questions, discussion prompts and additional resources. When the lesson is published, educators can monitor their progress and submitted work.
PLCs that focus on improving and deepening student learning had the greatest positive effect on teacher morale, while PLCs that discuss student behavior, building issues and organizational activities are more likely to result in low teacher morale.
For those of you who haven't seen it yet, below is one of EdTech and Mobile Learning's popular infographics published last year featuring important web tools and apps to help you in each of the 7 steps of the research process. This is only 'a tentative sketch of what they think are the seven important steps of a research plan.
Google is also looking for ways to make the high-tech buses useful outside of school hours, working with the school district and community on places the buses can go once the school day is done to bring connectivity elsewhere, such as a community center or fellowship hall.
Would you and your students take part in more educational experiences outside the classroom if funding field trips & overnight travel wasn’t such a challenge? Join edWeb to learn how to use grassroots fundraising to get the money you & your students need for a group trip. (BONUS: earn CE Certificate for attendance!)
Some observers say that colleges could be more engaged in the parental recruitment process, particularly for first-generation students. One step is using clearer language for admission materials and communications from the university about financial and academic requirements.
Education Week reports the accountability regulations impact school ratings systems, interventions for struggling schools and the types of indicators that determine school quality, among other things, and if the regulations are actually overturned, Congress cannot issue “substantially similar” replacements before the next reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Colleges and universities have taken notice of the declines, and in partnership with private foundations and government, are working to reverse course for the United States’ place as one of the world’s most educated countries.
A recent study by Gallup found only 1 in 5 parents are fully engaged with their child’s school, meaning 80 percent of parents are either indifferent to or actively disengaged from their kids’ school. There's an app for that - but which one?
I'm a fan of using Edmodo for P12 - it's a self-contained all-in-one platform to engage students, parents and provide educators a professional learning community.
But from the list of apps discussed here, REMIND is an easy choice - simple, safe and appropriate for all levels, P20+.
Bookshare is free for all students across the country who have a qualified disability including dyslexia, blindness amd others, thanks to a grant from the Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.
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