Jenny Abamu

To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media

Since 2011 Banned Books Week has included a day to recognize banned websites. This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”

Facebook and Fake News: Esther Wojcicki On Teaching Digital Journalism in High School

At times 2017 has seemed like a new era for reporting, where newsrooms have had to question and reevaluate their purpose for existing. For the mainstream media, technology has been both a friend and an enemy. So how do we prepare today’s high school journalists (and tomorrow’s mainstream reporters) for such an era?

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Why Edtech Executives Are Keeping a Close Eye on Preschool Demographics

Edtech executives tell it, there are certain student populations, such as English language learners or ELLs, that haven’t received the investment they deserve. But all that may be changing as investors, tech companies and researchers begin zeroing in on America’s newest school-age cohort—namely, the Pre-Kindergarten set.“As new populations surface the market is going to correct itself,” noted Tory Patterson the managing director and co-founder of Owl Ventures, referring specifically to ELLs.

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How an Anti-Tech Teacher Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Edtech

“I was the poster-child for anti-technology in my district,” says Willie Maddux, an 8th grade World History teacher at Prescott South Middle School in Cookeville, Tenn. The thought of using technology used to leave him, “worried about student engagement because we talk a lot. I like interacting with the kids and getting that personal relationship. I had the vision that with personalized learning they would be online the whole time and I would never talk to them. I didn’t want to lose them."

How One Pittsburgh District Personalizes Its Approach to Integrating Immigrant Students

President Donald Trump made headlines when he told the world, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” before his announcement to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. However, some might be surprised to learn that Pittsburgh, often cited for its high number of steelworkers, is also home to a large refugee population, making the city almost as diverse as Paris.

More and more refugees and immigrants are coming into our school system. At one point it was one side of our school district, and now they are everywhere.

Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster

Blaine is a student in a suburban town. He wakes up at 7 am and brushes his teeth before wolfing down a bowl of cereal. After putting on his high-top sneakers, he races out the door to the street corner, where he waits for the school bus. As he steps on the yellow ride, Blaine panics. Did he forget his school-issued RFID badge that he has to tap so that the district can have a record of him getting picked up? Whew, it’s at the bottom of his backpack.

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Edtech CEOs Seek to Change the ‘Adversarial Narrative’ With Public School Teachers

There are not too many education conferences that flip the script and let CEOs grill investors with questions. However, BMO Capital Markets’ 17th Annual Back to School Conference is the kind of event your boss’s boss attends. From bigwig financiers to bankers, along with heads of private and publicly-traded education technology companies, the gathering attracted around 900 attendees last week to share the opportunities and challenges in the industry this year.

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When a New School Year Means a New School Model, Students Can Be in for an Uphill Battle

Anthony Principe worked as a special education teacher in Boston, Mass. for more than 30 years, and throughout that period he watched the educators in his city experiment with different instructional philosophies. From Montessori to personalized, to college and life-prep schools, individual campuses picked up pedagogies and transformed their learning spaces.

When there is no connection between learning practices taught in elementary, middle and high school, teachers do not recognize the importance of what they are doing.

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Teachers, Students and Tech Giants Push Back Against Decision to End DACA

Just as many schools and campuses resume after summer break, the Trump Administration ended a program that had allowed hundreds of thousands of students whose parents are undocumented to remain in the US to pursue their studies. The announcement to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has drawn sharp criticism from leaders in K-12 and higher education, as well as from technology leaders.

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What’s It Like Tutoring for VIPKID, the Chinese Company That Just Raised $200 Million?

Several teachers are putting away their mojitos and sunglasses as they get ready the new school year. Yet, for Shannon Mabry, the trip to her classroom isn’t far. In fact, it's right next to her bed.

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