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May News RoundUP

News

Week of 5/19-5/23

  • Rural Schools Increasingly Diverse, Low-income, Education Week: The nation’s rural schools are growing in enrollment and serving increasing numbers of low-income minority students and special education students, according to a new report released earlier this month.
  • Tablets Proliferate Nation’s Classrooms, Washington Post: U.S. schools are expected to purchase 3.5 million tablets by the end of the school year. While there’s great promise in creating a 1:1 environment for students, this poses numerous challenges for districts particularly around bandwidth. And it raises questions for educators and parents, namely how much screen time is too much for today’s connected student.
  • Data Mining Your Children, Politico: From the NSA to the recent dissolution of inBloom, student data privacy is getting increased attention. Politico takes a look at a number of policies from edtech firms, identifying gaping holes in the protection of children’s privacy.

Week of 5/12-5/16

Week of 5/5-5/9

Blogs

Reports

  • Don’t Call them Dropouts: America’s Promise Alliance has issued a new report that digs into why young adults leave high school. Hear direct from the students themselves about their own experiences.
  • Making Assessments Useful: NWEA released a report this month on how to improve assessments.