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Education Tech

Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

January 20, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. With 28 campuses spread across the Southern California district, each managing its own technology decisions, some schools regularly enjoyed the benefits of technology in the classroom, while those in […]


Educational Stages, News, Secondary Education

4 steps to great customer service in your school

January 20, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Although many in K-12 are cautious of comparing education to corporations, schools are in the business of educating students and preparing them for life. And one of the most important parts of any business is customer service. During the edWebinar […]


Education Tech, News

FETC 2020: District shares tips, benefits for launching student-run IT help desk

January 15, 2020

Via: Education Dive

In a Tuesday afternoon session at the Future of Education Technology Conference, Brian Zimmer and Joe Montemaro, both directors of educational technology for New York’s Webster Central School District, shared how they supported a 1:1 initiative by placing students in […]


News, Uncategorized

San Francisco district adopts teacher housing plan

January 15, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The resolution notes that high housing costs have led to some SFUSD employees becoming “super commuters” — driving as much as two to five hours to get to work. Working side jobs, living in cars and sleeping on friends’ couches […]


News

Florida rises up for public education

January 14, 2020

Via: AFT News

Fifteen thousand educators and allies descended on the state Capitol of Florida for a powerful and historic rally Jan. 13, the day before the state Legislature begins its 2020 session, demanding more funds for public schools and amplifying the needs […]


News

6 K-12 districts to watch in 2020

January 13, 2020

Via: Education Dive

School districts nationwide face myriad challenges and successes heading into the new year. Where some jurisdictions see gains with student success and technological innovation, others continue to face takeover threats and lawsuits. Others are confronted with growing pains amid population […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

California governor’s homelessness plan leaves out schools

January 13, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The letter follows an op-ed from Beutner that ran before Christmas in which he estimated the true count of homeless students in the district is likely closer to 25,000 “if one were to include families who are afraid to let […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

The Future (Revisted) of Online Education

January 9, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Given the demands on students’ time and the pressure to increase credit accumulation, online education will certainly play a growing role in undergraduate as well as graduate and professional education. Many of those classes will offer a pale imitation of […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Report: Florida, Ohio called ‘advanced leaders’ in K-12 media literacy efforts

January 7, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As the U.S. enters another presidential election year, 14 states have “some media-literacy language on the books,” according to a new report detailing legislative efforts to integrate media literacy instruction into curriculum. But “action is too slow compared to the […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Report: NYC schools remain segregated even within diverse districts

January 7, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Though racial, ethnic and socioeconomic segregation between districts in New York City and in other urban districts nationwide is well-documented, this study shows segregation within school districts is also a problem. Even within fairly diverse school districts, many schools’ student […]