AC&E Online Journal
January – February 2020 Issue

AC&E Online Journal
January – February 2020 Issue

ARTICLES


INDUSTRY NEWS


LATEST PODCASTS

MEET EDUCATION ACTIVIST MARISOL RERUCHA, AN ACE-ED.ORG CHAMPION OF EQUITY

Marisol is amazing; so very involved in many associations and groups working toward equity, particularly for Latino students. Her new book "Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices; Building a Culture of Equity, Connection and Healing" is out now ...
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SCHOOL & COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S POINT OF VIEW

Joining NSPRA Executive Director Barbara Hunter is the Superintendent of Frederick County (VA) Public Schools, Dr. Dave Sovine ...
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OPTIMIZING THE ED TECH ECOSYSTEM

Aleasha Stevens, VP of Education Services at Boxlight, used edtech in her teaching for many years and has a great perspective on its uses in today's classroom. Listen here ...
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YOUR ED SERVICE AGENCY: WORKING TO CLOSE THE TECHNOLOGY DIVIDE

Dr. Joan Wade, Executive Director of AESA, and Mr. Bob Darby of Mindshine discuss new apps that are improving communication with parents, staff, faculty and students during this age of widespread online learning ...
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DR. KOJO QUARTEY, ACE-ED.ORG CHAMPION OF EQUITY

Dr. Kojo Quartey, a true believer in equity, diversity and inclusion who learned from his own experiences, is now president of Monroe County Community College in Michigan. Listen to his story here ...
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE THAT CAN MEASURE EQUITY IN CLASSROOMS

AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO EQUITY FROM TEACH FX Meet Jamie Poskin, Founder and Executive Director of Teach FX. You'll be as amazed as we are at what he has created for education. It's all about 'equity of voice.' ...
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WORKING TOGETHER IN MICHIGAN FOR EARLY LEARNING SUCCESS

Eddie Manuszak is Superintendent of Dundee Community Schools in Michigan. A former kindergarten teacher, he works tirelessly for equity in early learning and across the board. He's also a great networker who has gathered together a powerhouse group that includes Detroit Public Television, Michigan ESAs, and leaders from other districts, ...
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CHAMPION OF EQUITY: HECTOR CARDONA

Listen to Meriden, Connecticut educator Hector Cardona, a man who's known and loved for building relationships with students and who is one of our first Champions of Equity. Be sure to see our feature in the November 2020 issue of Equity & Access ...
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DESIGNING EQUITABLE LEARNING

INTRODUCING A 3-PART EQUITY EVENT STARTING ON MLK DAY The education architectural firm Fielding International is presenting a new series on how literal education design of schools and classrooms makes a major difference as we work toward equity and successful learning ...
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THE NEWARK TRUST FOR EDUCATION ON EQUITY DURING COVID

Ronald Chaluisan, Executive Director of the Newark Trust, discusses a range of topics including lack of appropriate devices, special education and Social Emotional Learning — and how we can move to correct inequitable situations, particularly in urban areas ...
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EQUITY: TRACKING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON READING & MATH ACHIEVEMENT

Meet Dr. Katie McClarty, author of Preparing Students for College and Careers: Theory, Measurement and Educational Practice and  VP at Renaissance Learning ...
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ACTIONS TO SUPPORT DIVERSITY in ASSESSMENT & THE DAILY CLASSROOM

Wow, Great show. We have Dr. Paula Price, dean of the College of Education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State U (she's also President of the American Educational Studies Ass'n) and Dr. Kristen Huff, VPO of Assessment at Curriculum Associates. The two experts will discuss equity and diversity studies ...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF LATINO LEADERSHIP IN TODAY’S DIVERSE SCHOOL POPULATION

Dr. Miguel Cardona's nomination for Education Secretary is incredibly important to the K-12 community. Listen as Dr. Maria Chavez-Armstrong, Executive Director of ALAS, the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, discusses what's happening & what's in store for 2021 ...
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K-12 CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION From Cyber.org

From Cyber.org, Executive Director Kevin Nolten talks about their cyber education program, now being used in 27 states, and how it aligns with state standards ...
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MERIDEN, CT: TEACHING & LEARNING DURING THE PANDEMIC

A REPORT FROM MERIDEN, CT SCHOOLS Listen as Meriden, Connecticut Superintendent Mark Benigni, Director of Teaching Barb Haefner, and Director of Blended Learning Susan Moore discuss what the district has learned over the past year ...
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INSIGHT FROM PROMETHEAN THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: EFFECTIVE HYBRID LEARNING SYSTEMS

BEST PRACTICES IN IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE HYBRID LEARNING SYSTEMS The insights and the power of the education industry's thought leaders are incredibly important. Experts from Promethean join us: Cheryl Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, and Lance Solomon, Exec VP of Operations ...
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BUILDING A LIBRARY SYSTEM IN RURAL COMMUNITIES: A VISIT WITH BEREA COLLEGE

Our dear friend and a real education mover and shaker, Dreama Gentry from Berea College, is back, bringing Leslie Graham of "Save the Children" with her... all about building partnerships to improve reading in rural America, helping to guarantee literacy and college/career readiness and create a rural library network ...
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NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE SEARCH FOR STUDENTS WHO LEARN DIFFERENTLY

Landmark College in Putney, VT is dedicated to students who learn differently. Our guest is their East Coast Regional Enrollment Manager Ferne Bork, whose son is an alumnus of the college ...
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A VISIT WITH THE NATIONAL VIRTUAL TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

We welcome first-time guest Dr. April Willis, Director of Operations at the National Virtual Teacher Association, on her new book, "Virtual Instruction Standards: Optimizing Teaching and Learning." ...
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ENSURING A QUALITY APPROACH TO ONLINE LEARNING

A quality approach to online learning: Who better to discuss this than the K-12 Program Director from Quality Matters (the quality assurance company in online and digital learning) and frequent contributor to Equity & Access journal, Christine Voelker? ...
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SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS

The pandemic and winter have only made things worse for students battling mental health issues. Resources are available to teachers who are working to help them get through this. We were honored to welcome the great Anne Brown of the Cook Center, who shares her experiences and offers help and ...
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EQUITY & THE VALUE OF GREAT ESL EDUCATION

Meet ESL Coordinator Jody Nolf of the School District of Palm Beach County in Florida and hear about her experiences and unique approach to working with ESOL students and curriculum ...
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THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF CLASSROOM DESIGN

Part 2 of our conversation with principal Brian Proctor of Walnut Grove Elementary in Bargersville, Indiana, a school with an award-winning architecture and design for learning. Also visiting with us is Jolene Levin from Norva Nivel, the school furniture company. Listen to the first part of the conversation here ...
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WHY EDI (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) IN SCHOOL LIBRARIES REALLY MATTERS

EDI (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) are integral to the mission of any school library. Enjoy this AASL show with Executive Director Sylvia Knight Norton and President Kathy Carroll ...
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HOW STRENGTHENING FAMILIES MAKES FOR BETTER LEARNING

They call it the FIVE PROTECTORS FACTORS framework and it is working. Listen and learn from the excellent West Valley family engagement educators who are our guests: Jesenia Larios, Merva Pardo and Ass't Supt. Peter Finch ...
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A CONVERSATION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA’S DIRECTOR OF EARLY LEARNING & LITERACY

Dr. Quincie Moore came out of a great school district in SC, Spartanburg District 2, and now runs early learning for the state. Hear about the department's mission with Dr. Moore and her associate Taylor Seale, regarding the outcomes they've seen and plans for 2021.Thank you Waterford Institute for this ...
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THE EMPATHY PROJECT: PROJECT-BASED LEARNING FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS IN RYE, NY

Always a great show when students speak on air! Meet Rye, NY teacher Roni Sarig and some of his sophomores as they discuss their experiences with project-based learning ...
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SPECIAL ED POLICIES & THE NEW ADMINISTRATION

Who better to discuss this than Phyllis Wolfram, Executive Director of CASE, the Council of Administrators of Special Education? Have a listen! ...
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ENSURING EQUITY IN ASSESSMENT AND HIGH-STAKES TESTING DURING THE COVID ERA

Catherine Hoffman, VP of State Partnerships at ACT, discusses information about demographics and some promising practices they have researched in schools nationwide, and how districts throughout the country can use it to create a highly equitable and access-oriented system of testing and assessment ...
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KAPLAN FEE WAIVER FOR TEST PREP INCREASES ACCESSIBILITY & OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

It's all about equity... From ACT we have Allyson Tlacoxolal and from Kaplan, Isaac Botier. Thanks to both organizations! ...
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