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Student Well-Being Where Are They? Students Go Missing in Shift to Remote Classes
As school shutdowns extend nationwide, educators are finding that efforts to reach their families are coming up short.
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Cara Santa Maria, a national television personality who tackles science issues, delivers a short introduction before an episode of the science show Nova for a PBS remote learning program.
Cara Santa Maria, a national television personality who tackles science issues, delivers a short introduction before an episode of the science show Nova for a PBS remote learning program.
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Curriculum An Unexpected Tool for Remote-Learning During Coronavirus: Public TV Stations
The effort amounts to a low-cost alternative and readily accessible solution for schools that have been forced to develop and implement long-term online lesson plans on the fly.
David Rauf, April 6, 2020
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Erin Honeycutt, the principal of Lamar Elementary School in Meridian, Miss., sets up a “Zoom” class for 1st through 5th graders to run an art lesson online.
Erin Honeycutt, the principal of Lamar Elementary School in Meridian, Miss., sets up a “Zoom” class for 1st through 5th graders to run an art lesson online.
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Privacy & Security Zoom Use Skyrockets During Coronavirus Pandemic, Prompting Wave of Problems for Schools
Schools across the country are evaluating their use of the videoconferencing tool, some banning it and others trying to use it safely.
Mark Lieberman, April 3, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion COVID-19 Is Exposing the Gaps in Our Education System. Let's Start Fixing Them
The coronavirus crisis is a powerful opportunity to reassess public education, write John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz.
John M. Bridgeland & Robert Balfanz, March 27, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion When Schools Close, Vulnerable Families Are Left in the Dark
Schools are missing the digital contact information for far too many families. That's suddenly an urgent problem, write researchers Todd Rogers and Jessica Lasky-Fink.
Todd Rogers & Jessica Lasky-Fink, March 25, 2020
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Infrastructure Ringing Endorsement
It's hard to forget the panicky voices of the students and teachers trapped inside Columbine High School.
Mary Ann Zehr, February 4, 2020
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Infrastructure Tide of Comments to FCC Favored Net Neutrality, Analysis Finds
A report by a Stanford researcher concludes that the overwhelming majority of public comments submitted to the FCC last year opposed a policy to dismantle Obama-era protections on "net neutrality." The report focused on comments that were not automatically generated "bots."
Sean Cavanagh, October 30, 2018
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Anonymous school violence reporting systems include mobile apps, which allow students to share concerns about issues like bullying, drug use, suicide, and planned school attacks.
Anonymous school violence reporting systems include mobile apps, which allow students to share concerns about issues like bullying, drug use, suicide, and planned school attacks.
School Climate & Safety More Schools Are Using Anonymous Tip Lines to Thwart Violence. Do They Work?
There’s been a surge of interest in anonymous school violence reporting systems since the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Students, often the best source of information about threats, can be reluctant to report what they know.
Evie Blad, August 10, 2018
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IT Management Districts Counseled on Protecting Web Access After Loss of Net Neutrality
K-12 leaders are trying to prepare for a post-"net neutrality" world by reviewing their contracts with internet service providers to protect the flow of internet content.
Sean Cavanagh, January 17, 2018
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Infrastructure Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds
Ninety-four percent of school districts in the nation are meeting targets for web connectivity, three years after federal officials overhauled the E-Rate program.
Benjamin Herold, September 19, 2017
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Pedestrians wade through a flooded street in Charleston, S.C. While high school students in the state's coastal schools waited for Hurricane Irma to die down, many of them were also able to do their school work.
Pedestrians wade through a flooded street in Charleston, S.C. While high school students in the state's coastal schools waited for Hurricane Irma to die down, many of them were also able to do their school work.
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Infrastructure Hurricane-Ravaged Schools Turn to Tech to Keep Students on Track
School leaders and teachers in districts upended by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have relied on Twitter, Facebook, and learning platforms to get messages and academic lessons to families and students.
Michelle R. Davis & Sarah Schwartz, September 18, 2017
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Students at Vardaman High School in Mississippi continue to complete worksheets and pay no attention to the poor internet connection during a World History class in November 2015.
Students at Vardaman High School in Mississippi continue to complete worksheets and pay no attention to the poor internet connection during a World History class in November 2015.
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Infrastructure Questions Over New Construction Projects Raise More Worries About E-Rate's Future
More than 100 school districts have received letters questioning their plans to use federal E-rate funds to support construction of fiber-optic networks.
Benjamin Herold, May 30, 2017
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Then-FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler, left, speaks last spring while commissioner Ajit Pai, now head of the FCC, looks on during a Senate committee hearing.
Then-FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler, left, speaks last spring while commissioner Ajit Pai, now head of the FCC, looks on during a Senate committee hearing.
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Infrastructure FCC Yanks Report on E-Rate Success
The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.
Benjamin Herold, February 14, 2017
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Infrastructure FCC Alters 'Lifeline' Program for Subsidized Broadband
Following a policy reversal by the FCC, nine companies will no longer be able to participate in a federal program that offers subsidized internet access to low-income Americans.
Sarah Schwartz & Benjamin Herold, February 14, 2017
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