Tag Archives: equity

OPINION: We won’t break the status quo until we admit our own biases

by Kate Gerson As a teacher in an urban high school, I used to tell myself a lie every day. I told it as I led lessons on Catcher in the Rye, Night and Sula. I told it as I met … Continue reading

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FCC Releases Digital Inclusion Plan: “Strategies and Recommendations for Promoting Digital Inclusion”

With this plan, several of the following goals laid out in the 2016 Lifeline Modernization Order are or can be realized. First, this plan marks another step in the Commission’s efforts to better understand non-price barriers to digital inclusion and … Continue reading

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SETDA Releases The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning

State leaders continue to advocate for increased high speed broadband in K12 education September 8, 2016 (Washington D.C.) Today, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal membership association representing the U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders announced … Continue reading

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President Obama Announces ConnectALL Initiative

Delivering on the Promise of Broadband & Access to Technology for All Americans  https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/09/fact-sheet-president-obama-announces-connectall-initiative Connectivity is a path to greater opportunity. In today’s world, broadband and fluency with technology fuel economic growth, provide access to the world’s knowledge, promote skill … Continue reading

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Competency Based Education Allows for Personalization and Equity

CompetencyWorks is a leader in the field for sharing their learning and insights so to better inform system-building and policy development across the country. Below are a few of their most popular posts on system building and equity.  The first … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Competency Education Will Improve Equity

Why do we think that competency education is a better strategy to serve our lowest achieving students, including low-income students, minority students, English language learners, and those with special educational needs? Here are my top five reasons: Competency education is … Continue reading

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Resources Concerning Gender Equity in STEM

Publications Highlighted in the Pipeline News Hype Over Census Bureau STEM Report Is Overblown The Washington Post A recent Census Bureau study found that only a quarter of bachelor’s degree graduates in STEM fields end up working in those fields. … Continue reading

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