The Center on Reinventing Public Education, part of the University of WashingtonBothell, is cataloging and sharing how 82 US school districts, varying in size and geography, and serving nearly 9 million students, are successfully making the transition to remote learning during prolonged school closures. The information collected includes how districts, many of which are in urban areas, are faring with connectivity and equity, as well as whether they are using digital curricula and in what subjects. The organization plans to continue adding districts to the database with details about their implementation of online instruction.
As school budgets get tighter, more and more educators are turning to crowdfunding sites, such as DonorsChoose, AdoptAClasroom, and GoFundMe, to raise much needed funds for their classrooms. But what is crowdfunding and how is it different from grant writing?
Every year, we conduct a survey of our Big Deal Media K–12 Technology Newsletter readers. The survey not only helps us improve our publications and resources, but also gives us insight into the landscape of technology in K–12 schools. Check out the findings from this year’s survey.
Presenting the history of race in America is an opportunity to engage in thoughtful, respectful, and productive conversations. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture has launched an online portal to facilitate dialogue about race in the United States.