EdTech News Wednesday, May 9 Child left, State accountability reports, Behavioral disabilities & more…

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3 Developments on No Child Left Behind

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  • In 2012, the administration began granting waivers to state if they met certain requirement such as adopting college- and career ready standards and developing teacher and principal evaluation systems based largely on how much students learn.
  • Currently, 43 states and the District of Columbia have received waivers from No Child Left Behind, which allow them to forego certain accountability requirements law in exchange for implementing education reforms backed by the Obama administration.
  • Some education advocacy groups were pleased with the emphasis placed on ensuring states have a plan to improve student achievement for all groups of students including students with disabilities, those from low-income homes and English language learners and prohibiting states from giving schools high scores on state accountability reports if…
  • Republican Senator Tim Scott has an idea tofunnel federal money meant to help poor students into a voucher system that anychild attending a high-poverty school may use to transfer into a new school district.
  • It would make states responsible for establishing systems of accountability, including how much weight should be put on testing to determine whether schools are succeeding.

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Assistive Technology to Help Students with Behavioral Disabilities Succeed Academically

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  • The right tools might assist students when it comes to better organizing their tasks and coping with the demands of the classroom setting.
  • Assistive technology could be the ticket that teachers need to help students with behavioral disabilities thrive in the classroom setting.
  • For many of these students, the actual work expected of them in the classroom setting can be a trigger for more behaviors.
  • If a student struggles with the physical act of writing or translating their thoughts onto paper, teachers may need to consider allowing them to use this software.
  • Now, you can find several types of assistive technology that can help to improve student behavior.

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Black and white students score far apart on a new test of technology skills

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  • The first attempt by the nations report card to measure students ability to think creatively and use technology found wide racial achievement gaps and evidence that schools arent effectively teaching important skills.
  • The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, has long been the only way to compare student test scores in math and reading across states.
  • In 2014, amid growing calls for testing to go beyond basic academic skills, the group added a new exam to measure students technology and engineering literacy, or their ability to solve real-world problems.
  • The results of that exam came out Tuesday and revealed that 43 percent of students met NAEPs proficiency bar, meaning that they can diagnose simple technological problems and work toward solutions.
  • The scores clearly show that when students have opportunities to engage with technology and engineering, they become fluent in the skills that prepare them for living and working in the modern world.

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Is charter school fraud the next Enron?

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  • As a scholar who studies the legal and policy issues pertaining to school choice, Ive observed that the same type of fraud that occurred at Enron has been cropping up in the charter school sector.
  • As school choice champions like Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos push to make charter schools a larger part of the educational landscape, its important to understand the Enron scandal and how charter schools are vulnerable to similar schemes.
  • In the worst cases, individuals have been able to use related-party transactions to fraudulently funnel public money intended for charter schools into other business ventures that they control.
  • In September 2016, the Education Departments inspector general released the findings of an audit of several dozen charter schools detailing significant problems with related-party transactions.
  • However, Trump has generally expressed a dislike of federal regulations, and DeVos, who played a major role in the development of Michigans charter school law, has successfully fought attempts to increase oversight of Michigans charter school sector.

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LMS software and the integration of technology in the classroom

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  • Generation of our grandparents was confined to the old methods of both teaching and learning and even for our parents it is sometimes hard to keep pace with new stuff coming up our way every day.
  • They are born and raised in a world were modern technology and new devices are vital parts of the environment and they find it easy to navigate through hi-techrealm.
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) are a great start, especially when you consider how much time an average student is spending daily in front of the screen of his or hers laptop, tablet or a mobile phone.
  • By analyzing data generated from each connection to an LMS, teachers are able to bridge specific gaps in students learning.
  • This means keeping students motivated and since digital world is their natural environment, good teacher should find a way to make LMS use a part of their daily routine.

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