Equity Issues in Education


7 Questions with Lenovo + LanSchool: A One-Stop-Shop Approach to School Technology with an Emphasis on Inclusivity in Classrooms

For THE Journal's 7 Questions Ed Tech Explainer series, Lenovo’s Education Software General Manager Coby Gurr shares how Lenovo’s K–12 division and particularly its classroom management software LanSchool emphasize inclusivity, accessibility, and a holistic, integrated approach to school technology — and how Lenovo EDU’s line of hardware, software, and services aim to provide a “comprehensive learning environment.”

Microsoft Introduces Full Suite of Learning Accelerator Tools at No Extra Cost

Less than a year after introducing its Reading Coach and Reading Progress tools for education users, Microsoft today introduced an entire suite of similar tools called Learning Accelerators that focus on digital literacy, speaking and presentation skills, and math, each with a “Coach” tool for students and a “Progress” monitoring and assigning tool for teachers.

Microsoft Reimagine Education Event Set for Thursday, Feb. 9

Microsoft Education is gearing up to introduce new learning tools and share more details about recently launched tools during a virtual event for educators and education leaders on Thursday, Feb. 9, the company said.

SXSW EDU Highlights: Education Design, Poetry and Nature as Teaching Tools, and 'Real Talk' with National Teachers of the Year

The second half of SXSW EDU 2023’s featured sessions focus on: building sustainable early childhood education; the roles of poetry, art, and nature in helping youths connect and establish their sense of identity; and what two National Teachers of the Year really think about educators, diversity, agency, and representation.

$690K in Grants to Be Awarded to Help Schools Support LGBT Youth

The LGBT-focused nonprofit It Gets Better Project has opened its grant program that will award $10,000 grants to 50 schools in the United States, as well as additional grants to schools in Canada, to help support LGBT youth. The deadline is March 15.

Latino Educators' Group Gears Up for Virtual National Career Fair

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents is set to hold its virtual National Career Fair for the third consecutive year on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 from noon to 5 p.m. EST, the nonprofit said in a news release.

College and Career Readiness Report Shows Distinct Gender Gap

College and career readiness company YouScience has released its “Post Graduation Readiness Report Part II,” which reveals that while 44% of female high school students showed aptitude for careers in architecture and engineering, they showed 0% interest in them when interest-based, instead of aptitude-based, tools were used to gauge student talents, abilities, and pathways.

Stride Launches Teacher-Staffed Tutoring Platform for Schools, Families

Online education and curriculum provider Stride has launched Stride Tutoring, a high-dosage tutoring platform that requires every tutor to be an active, state-certified teacher, now available for grades 7–12 nationwide, the company said in a news release.

Rural Schools Eligible for USDA Telecommunications Grants; Deadline is Jan. 30

Now through Jan. 30, K–12 school districts in rural areas (serving populations of 20,000 or less) are invited to apply for the USDA Distance Learning Grants program.

Wishes and Worries for 2023: What Ed Tech Leaders Are Thinking About

During the final weeks of 2022, THE Journal asked scores of ed tech leaders about their wishes and worries for 2023. Cybersecurity and teacher resources were the most common topics addressed in the responses — many of which include specific ideas for new policies and practices for K–12 education in the United States.

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