Equity Issues in Education


Instructional Materials Have Greater Impact When They Incorporate Caregivers into Learning

A new report finds that high-quality instructional materials that incorporate technology, that are culturally relevant and that bring caregivers into student learning helped remote students meet or even exceed expectations during school shutdowns.

Lexia Adds Auto-Placement to English Language Development Program

Lexia has rebranded its K–6 instructional tool Rosetta Stone English to Lexia English Language Development and brought in new tools to help English language learners gain proficiency in English.

$10,000 Award to Be Given to Aspiring Black School Leader

The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) has launched a new award aimed at improving representation of black leaders in schools. The 2021 award, sponsored by ed tech firm Curriculum Associates, will be given to one black educator "pursuing an advanced degree in educational leadership."

Data Supports Social-Emotional and Equity Curricula for 'Whole Child' K– 12 Education

Parents and educators know that academic excellence depends considerably on students’ holistic development and a strong, positive learning environment. Unfortunately, many schools lack access to the tools needed to support students’ personal growth and to measure and reflect on their climate for learning.

Wireless Roaming Network Expands with Support for K–12 Schools at State and Regional Levels

Nonprofit Internet2 has been working with state and regional agencies to help accelerate the spread of eduroam into K–12 schools, libraries and museums, resulting in the launch of eduroam Support Organizations.

ALAS Creates Leadership Academy for Women Superintendents

Applications are now open for a new leadership academy being offered through the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).

Education Technology Must Be Accessible For All Students

We’ve seen the use of education technology become more prevalent this past year. We’ve also seen an additional disruption in education as COVID-19 impacted student achievement, particularly in diverse student populations with accessibility needs. Aside from the overarching challenges of learning from home, the nation’s nearly 7 million students with disabilities had additional obstacles to overcome during the pandemic. For these students, the move to Zoom wasn’t a fixall solution for remote learning.

Connecting Students Can Boost the Economy

A new report shows that closing the digital divide for students who lack connectivity can provide a tremendous boost to economies around the world, including 5.5% boost to GDP in the United States.

Making Plans for Virtual School? You’re Not Alone

While there’s still no crystal ball able to accurately predict what even the near future might look like, many schools are preparing to cover multiple bases in the fall.

How Online Learners Can Succeed in a Fragmented Education System

The fragmented U.S. education system works in our favor by giving schools the opportunity to try different tools, technology and curricula to see what works and what doesn’t. We can use this data to inform how we instruct future generations of learners so that with each passing year, the educational experience gets better and better.

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