Equity Issues in Education


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.

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.

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.

Cleveland Metropolitan Rolling Out Broadband to 5,300 Families

Cleveland Metropolitan School District in Ohio is helping to connect families to the internet for remote learning. Initially, the district is expected to push free broadband to about 5,300 families.

Public Schools Lost 1.1 Million Students During 2020–2021 School Year

In the 2020–2021 school year, the first full school year of the pandemic, public school enrollments declined by 2%, or roughly 1.1 million students, largely the result of schools moving to remote instruction, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Grant Aims to Boost Equity in Robotics and Engineering

The National Science Foundation awarded a $2.4 million grant for a program that aims to introduce black middle school girls to robotics and engineering and nurturing their interest through high school and beyond.

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