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NGLC Pumps Funding into Ed Tech Focused on Common Core - 0 views

NGLC Pumps Funding into Ed Tech Focused on Common Core By David Nagel 06/14/11 http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/06/14/nglc-pumps-funding-into-ed-tech-focused-on-common-core.aspx The Next Gener...

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Claude Almansi

Ed Tech Not Immune from Civil Rights Obligations, Feds Advise -- THE Journal - 1 views

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    By David Nagel
    05/26/11

    "...The United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights Thursday issued a "dear colleague letter" to public K-12 institutions (as well as a separate letter to higher education institutions) and a set of answers to frequently asked questions that expands on a letter sent out exclusively to college and university presidents last June (DCL).

    In the FAQ, OCR makes explicit some legal obligations of all education institutions, including K-12 institutions, to "ensure equal access to the educational benefits and opportunities afforded by the technology and equal treatment in the use of the technology for all students, including students with disabilities." At the same time, the FAQ said the intent is not to stifle the use of new and emerging technologies, but to "remind everyone that equal access for students with disabilities is the law and must be considered as new technology is integrated into the educational environment. ..."
Claude Almansi

Principals Call for Mobile and Social Technologies in Schools -- THE Journal - 0 views

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    " * By David Nagel
    * 05/23/11

    The National Association of Secondary School Principals is looking to change the conversation about mobile computing and social media in schools. The group's board of directors recently released a position statement advocating greater access to and acceptance of technologies like smart phones and social networking sites in educational institutions.

    The statement characterized mobile and social technologies as both crises and opportunities for leaders, saying confusion among many principals has to date led many school leaders to knee-jerk policy decisions, such as outright bans on specific technologies. But these bans, in addition to being misguided, have been ineffective."
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