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A District CTO Talks About Her District's Winding Path to Interoperability

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 21:46
In a Q-an-A with Education Week, San Francisco Unified School District’s Chief Technology Officer Melissa Dodd talks about the cultural and technical changes a district needs to consider in moving toward data interoperability.
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Even for Districts Leading Interoperability Push, Journey Is Just Beginning

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 21:46
The Highline Public school system, outside Seattle, is at the forefront of an effort to integrate multiple K-12 data systems. But even in the forward-thinking Washington state district, big questions lie ahead.
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Interoperability: Tips to Consider, Mistakes to Avoid

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 21:46
District tech leaders offered practical advice to their K-12 peers on how to implement interoperability—and how to bring tech staff, administrators, and teachers on board.
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Lack of Clear Standards, and Money, Trips Up District Tech Leaders on Interoperability

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 21:46
Confusion about standards, budget constraints, and poor tagging of digital content scuttles K-12 efforts to move toward data interoperability, according to a survey of K-12 chief technology officers by the Consortium for School Networking, in partnership with the Education Week Research Center.
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6 Things Schools Need to Know About Interoperability

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 21:46
Technologist and privacy advocate Bill Fitzgerald argues that school districts and education companies need to better understand the problems interoperability can solve and those that it can’t.
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Feds Plan Fresh Oversight of Texas Special Education Plan

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:11
The state has developed an extensive plan for fixing a violation of federal special education law, but federal officials want to see additional corrective actions and plan a visit to follow up.
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Vouchers Expansion Battle Will Be Fought at Arizona Polls

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:10
A ballot measure to expand the state's eligibility for so-called education savings account is contentious and confusing.
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Latino Enrollment Shrank Where Police Worked With Federal Immigration Authorities

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:09
Thousands of students were uprooted from schools over the last decade in communities where local police partnered with ICE on immigration enforcement, a Stanford study found.
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SAT Scores Rise as Number of Test-Takers Tops 2 Million

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:09
The surge set an all-time high, restoring the SAT's position as the most widely used college admissions test.
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Narrow Definition of Sex Could Affect Transgender Students

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:09
The Trump administration's move to narrowly define gender according to sex assigned at birth could impact transgender students and schools' policies with respect to their rights.
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Tide of Comments to FCC Favored Net Neutrality, Analysis Finds

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:07
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."
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Colorado Ballot Measure Tests Voter Appetite for More K-12 Funding

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:07
Teachers and other education advocates hope that tax-wary voters will be willing to approve an amendment that would pour more than $1.6 billion more into schools each year.
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We Are Willfully Ignorant About Ending Gun Violence

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:06
Imagine how many lives we could save if we pursued gun safety the way we have pursued motor vehicle safety, writes Natalia E. Pane.
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What Does Personalized Learning Actually Mean? It Depends Who You Ask

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:06
For schools to create an effective personalization program, they must first clarify their understanding of how children learn, writes Orly Friedman.
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