Tag Archives: equity

Everyone On

Access from home is still an educational issue for many. In those situations in which family income is the issue. EveryneOn.org may offer helpful suggestions. Enter a zip code and the site offers options.

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New FCC and e-rate

Educators – if your school makes use of the e-rate, you should probably pay attention to what is going on with the FCC. According to Education Week, the FCC has rescinded a report describing the success of the e-rate program. … Continue reading

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Home Internet access should be part of the homework discussion

The recent question of whether students should have homework typically concerns whether students should have to learn/study outside of school hours. If you are a student with no Internet access at home, your homework may be stressful for a very … Continue reading

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Women in CS

My Spring class has just concluded. One of the final issues we consider is that of equity issues related to technology use. A subcategory of this topic large gender difference in “interest” in computer science (coding). On a descriptive level, … Continue reading

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Course access in rural schools

I grew up in a farming community, worked in North Dakota, and now spend much of my time in the woods of northern Wisconsin. When I went to college having graduated near the top of my high school class, I … Continue reading

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Feds Launch Connect Home

Connect Home is a federal program just launched to improve the Internet connectivity of those living in HUD housing. The launch information contents 47% of those families with income <$25,000 have no or low speed access contrasted with 92% of … Continue reading

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Home environment

Brett Dickerson cites recent SAT data to conclude the reform efforts focused on high standards and rigor have been ineffective. He describes the focus on rigor as an example of “white privilege”. High expectations for a student’s education are effective … Continue reading

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What happened to the OLPC?

In 2008, we participated in the One Laptop Per Child “get one, give one” project. I must admit we seldom used the device, but I did happen across it when going through our stuff for our move. The OLPC project … Continue reading

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Check out a hotspot

I have written multiple times regarding the inequity in home access. Here is an interesting attempt to respond – libraries lending hotspots.

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Colorado effort to raise revenue for education voted down

A measure in Colorado to raise funds for K-12 education (NY Times) went down in defeat Tuesday. The measure was backed by outside money from sources that often have different views on educational reform. Had the referendum passed, the current flat … Continue reading

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