Strategies for Tackling Digital Equity – Education Article

Recent studies from The Pew Research Center, the Schools, Health, and Libraries Coalition, and even Microsoft indicate that a digital divide continues to persist across the country. Though often viewed at a macro level as discrepancies in access between urban and rural communities, news articles from cities ranging from Chattanooga, Tennessee to San Jose, California report lack of sufficient access to high-speed Internet and devices within cities and towns. As early as the late 90s, researchers like Paul Atwell began using the term digital…

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Be proud of your pockets of innovation. AND… | @mcleod – Education Article

Every school system has pockets of innovation. Those three forward-thinking teachers in the elementary school, that one grade-level team in the middle school, the department that’s really trying to do something different at the high school, that amazing principal over there, and so on. As school leaders we’re proud of – and point to – that cutting-edge work and rightfully so. But we also have to recognize that pockets of innovation mean that inequities exist. What if you’re a student…

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What is education worth? Should France be hiking its university fees for foreign students? – Education Article

Recently, in France, not just the gilets jaunes have been protesting, but also students. Why? Foreign students have just been informed their fees are going to be lifted by around 11 times. The change will see international students who are not EEA nationals – including the UK after Brexit – paying €2,770 for undergraduate studies and €3,770 at master’s and doctoral level. This is a considerable jump from the €170 per year charged currently for undergraduate programs, €243 for master’s…

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