Equity Issues in Education


Community Is the Key to Unlocking the Full Potential of STEM Education

As educators, we are often a student’s first introduction into a subject or field. Therefore, it is critical that we are not only making learning fun for our students but also, more importantly, making it relevant to pique their interest. Oftentimes, the real-world applications of our subjects can get lost as we focus on preparing students for state mandated exams. Yet, this is often how our students lose their joy and interest in learning.

Stanford Delivering First-Ever Dual-Enrollment Course for High Schoolers

Stanford University is delivering its first-ever dual-enrollment class with 15 high schools across the country. A fall 2021 pilot has enrolled 220 students Computer Science 105, an introductory course for students who attend high schools where at least 40% of students live in low-income households.

Multiplying the Impact of Math Catch-up

Elementary school education is accumulative, building on whatever instruction came during the prior grade. One year you’re learning polynomials, the next how to graph them, while social studies gradually becomes more nuanced and comprehensive. So, what happens when a break occurs in the educational track? Across the nation, despite teachers’ best efforts, students are suffering from the impact of a year of online learning, and it’s crucial to recoup that lost training and engagement before the chance is lost forever.

Harris County Building Private LTE Network to Reach Rural Families

The Texas county that houses Houston will be rolling out a private LTE network using Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum. The major beneficiary for the initial phase will be families with students that lack high-speed internet access. The project is being funded with CARES Act money.

School Resource Officer Organization Says SROs Working to 'Seal Off' School-to-Prison Pipeline

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is trying to convince a K-12 audience that its membership, made up of school resource officers (SROs), is working as a positive force in school communities.

States Follow Haphazard Standards to Collect Student Device and Internet Access Data

While a lot of districts and schools struggled on their own during the early months of the pandemic to come up with ways to figure out which of their students needed access to computing gear and broadband, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has had a better idea: Why not come up with a standardized way to collect that information that local education agencies can turn to when the need arises?

i-Ready Adds Lessons, Assessments

Curriculum Associates has updated i-Ready with new reading and math lessons in Spanish, as well as a new K–6 Spanish reading assessment.

Student Device Monitoring a Threat to LGBTQI+ Students, Student Expression —Report

Student device monitoring disproportionately affects kids who cannot afford their own devices and, according to a new report, poses threats to student privacy (such as LGBTQI+ students who might be "outed") and creates a significant chilling effect on student expression.

Technology Literacy as a Catalyst for Systemic Change

The K–12 education system needs to change. This sentence has been uttered for centuries, and millions of educators and billions of dollars have attempted to make this change. But why haven’t these efforts resulted in significant change? Why have we read every year for the past century that “the K–12 education system is in crisis?”

New Mexico Makes SEL Resources Free to Teachers Students and Families

New Mexico’s Public Education Department is making social and emotional learning resources available statewide to teachers, students and families.

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