Diversity and Equity

This Accelerator Seeks To Scale Equity in Schools By Mixing the Start-Up Mentality With Social Justice

Caroline Hill is a firecracker. She keynoted the Blended Learning Conference in Rhode Island and iNACOL in Florida. At both events, she asked educators to challenge their notions of the use of technology in the classrooms and their conversations around equity.

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What Summer Slide Actually Means—and 5 Ways to Fight it

Last September, a friend from graduate school forwarded me a Brookings Institute article written by David M. Quinn and Morgan Polikoff. The article begins with a series of disappointing—but unsurprising—statistics about the summer slide, a term used to describe the academic regression experienced by students over the summer. In their overview of the summer slide, Quinn and Polikoff offer a few keys facts:

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Spanish-Speaking Parents Struggle to Learn How Well Schools Serve Their Children

This story is Part II of a two-part look at parents and school data.Goya Diaz can’t pretend that school data is the first concern that comes to mind when she thinks about issues ailing her community in southwest Detroit. With high poverty rates, overcrowded classrooms and fears over Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, she says many parents are just trying to survive.

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How Transparent Is School Data When Parents Can’t Find or Understand It?

When Mosi Zuberi learned that his 18-year-old son, Kaja, might not graduate from McClymonds High School in Oakland, he anguished over his parenting missteps, wondering where he had gone wrong. Yet, after seeing data from the California School Dashboard and learning that close to one-fifth of McClymonds’ students were not graduating, he mentally shifted some accountability to the school, seeing a systemic failure to meet the needs of all students.

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Building Social Connections for LGBTQ Students with Data and Tech-Enhanced Curriculum

More than a year after a national debate on which bathrooms transgender students in North Carolina should be able to use, sexuality and gender have remained contentious issues in public K-12 schools.

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Inside the Project-Based Program That’s Turning Refugees Into High School Grads

Innocent is one of the fastest students in the class. When I need to get something somewhere in a hurry, he is the man for the job. I call his name, explain the task and hand him the book to return to the library or the cord to the computer needed in a room one floor below. He accepts the task with a smile and flies there and back in an amazingly short amount of time. When he returns to class he quickly picks up where he left off on his lessons and begins working.

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Why Being in the (Online) Room Isn’t Enough: Fostering Difficult Dialogues in Digital Learning

It’s a difficult time for many faculty members across the country to talk about current events with students. But how should instructors foster rich, inclusive dialogues with diverse students—and do so online where everyone might be anonymous?At the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate conference this week, a panel of digital learning specialists shared how they are working to address some of these challenges at their own institutions and beyond.

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7 Ways We're Confronting Internet Access Challenges—and Our Own Blind Spots

Alex was an enthusiastic 9th grader in my World History course and had just been issued a Chromebook as part of our district’s 1:1 implementation. Alex’s excitement was palpable as this was the first computer to ever enter his home: He was now participating in digital learning and exploration, and he appeared as enthusiastic as anyone.

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Can You Be a ‘Good Teacher’ Inside a Failing School?

No matter what you do you are still going to be accountable for the test score...It is more like a professional football team. If the team does not win, it is the coach’s fault, and the coach is fired.Carl Brownlee, middle school teacher

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In Conversation: Black Female Tech CEOs on Leveling the Playing Field for Youth of Color

At a time when the women’s movement is making headlines across the country, females remain vastly underrepresented in the industry that shapes our future: technology. This underrepresentation is especially prevalent for women of color. For example, African-American women hold only three percent of computing occupations, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

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