Equity Issues in Education


Educators Implore FCC to Cover Home Internet in E-rate Expansion

It's time for E-rate to cover the cost of home internet access. That's the word from 7,664 teachers, education IT people, principals and superintendents who have signed a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the Commission to make E-rate funds available to help schools and districts "equip" students with home internet access.

LAUSD to Provide Internet Connectivity for Students Who Don’t Have Access

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the largest district in California and second-largest in the nation, will provide internet connectivity to as many as 100,000 students who do not have access at home. LAUSD schools will remain closed at least until May 1 over concerns surrounding COVID-19, the district recently announced.

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

When choosing STEM tools for girls, it is important to choose tools that engage girls in active problem-solving, hands-on learning, building and engineering.

STEM Trends for 2020 Target Diversity, Rural Teachers and PD

A nonprofit pursuing the goal of helping prepare 100,000 teachers to teach STEM subjects in American classrooms by 2021 recently issued a report on 10 trends for 2020, placing diversity challenges at the top of the list.

Ethics in STEM Education: Going Beyond the Classroom

When we discuss STEM education, it's easy to focus on acts of teaching and learning. But if our vision of STEM is only confined to the classroom, we risk ignoring a large portion of what the true essence of STEM education is all about. It is more than just a collection of subjects taught in isolation. In its truest form, STEM is a state of mind: a practice of critical thinking and problem-solving that learners engage in throughout life.

School Uses VR to Introduce Students to New Situations

A British school that works with people who have severe autism is turning to virtual reality to help its students try out new experiences.

Has Coding Education Failed the Kids It Was Supposed to Help Most?

After 10 years of investment, it’s time to re-evaluate and chart a new way forward.

Researchers Developing Tools to Teach CS to English Learners

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are launching a program to develop computational curriculum that focuses on the needs of English language learners.

12 Education Predictions for 2020

The learning and innovation in education never stops. Here's what 12 education technology experts and observers expect for the new year in K-12.

Districts Find Different Ways to Serve Students Lacking Home Internet

Two districts recently issued devices to students who lacked internet access at home.

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