Equity Issues in Education


Distance Learning Grant to Award $44.5 Million in Funding

The United States Department of Agriculture is awarding grants ranging from $50,000 to $1 million to organizations supporting distance learning and telemedicine in rural communities. The deadline for this competitive grant program is June 4.

Landmark Study Calls for Increased Bandwidth for At-Home Learning

The current FCC definition of home broadband — 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds — is inadequate for at-home learning, according to researchers who conducted a first-of-its-kind study of district data for students engaged in remote learning.

Google Ups Support for DonorsChoose with $500,000 Commitment to #ISeeMe Campaign

Google.org, a philanthropic initiative of Google, is offering up to $500,000 in matching funds via DonorsChoose.org “for projects created by teachers of color as well as projects from all teachers requesting culturally responsive and antiracist resources.”

An Inside Look at San Bernardino USD's Whole Child Approach to Wellness

At San Bernardino City Unified School District, our wellness multi-tiered system of support is a comprehensive approach to providing students with the physical and mental health support.

Tools, Games, and Products to Engage Girls in Pre-K through Early Elementary School

With so much material to wade through, finding the right STEM tools and products for young girls can be daunting. This excerpt from Amanda Sullivan's book Breaking the STEM Stereotype: Reaching Girls in Early Childhood will provide educators with examples of tools, games, and products currently available that can be used with girls as early as preschool to practice foundational STEM skills.

Virtual School Is Weighing on Teachers

With no immediate return to normalcy in sight as vaccines are slowly rolled out, teachers’ stress level appears to be rising. So is their feeling that others—from administrators to the general public—aren’t taking their concerns to heart, beyond lip service about how valued teachers are.

Scholarship Fund to Cover Cost of AWS Testing

A new initiative in Arizona will help disadvantaged students in high school and college take Amazon AWS certification exams.

Tutoring Program Adds Specialized Texts for Dyslexic Readers

New Century Education Foundation is embedding lessons into its adaptive, online tutoring system, to address the needs of dyslexic students of any age. New Century, a nonprofit that focuses on helping teachers and parents improve the learning of students with specific needs, is working with Noah Text to add its stories into the organization's "Intelligent Tutoring System."

New Program Promises Internet Access to 50,000 Students

New York state has launched an emergency fund to provide an estimated 50,000 students with free internet access.

Sheer Access to Tech a Big Part of Learning Loss

A big part of the "learning loss" being identified for K-12 students is due to family income. They can't afford the technology required for continuous access to classes, teachers and study resources.

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