AC&E/Equity & Access Online Journal
June – July 2020 Issue

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ARTICLES


INDUSTRY NEWS


PODCASTS

GATHERING & USING GRADUATING CLASS DATA

ACT's Shannon Hayes and Katie Gragnaniello explain how gathering and using the data on any year's graduating class allows better planning for future student learning... with a look at ACT's new program, Mosaic. This data is available at http://www.act.org/gradclass2020 ...
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ED TECH FUNDING DURING THE PANDEMIC

How are investors supporting innovation in this challenging time for education? Meet ed tech entrepreneur Brad Schiller, Co-Founder and COO of Prompt.com, and Liam Pisanso, Managing Director of Edulab Capital Partners, who discussed this topic ...
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SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF LATINX LEADERS IN EDUCATION

We are honored to welcome Colorado principal Luis Murillo, who was awarded a $10,000.00 ALAS scholarship and Linda DuBois, VP at Curriculum Associates, who is an ALAS Lifetime Achievement award winner ...
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DISCOVERY EDUCATION PRESENTS THE 3M YOUNG SCIENTIST CHALLENGE

Get your students involved in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Discovery Education's Lori McFarling and 3M's Denise Rutherford tell us all about it ...
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A POST-CONFERENCE VISIT WITH SPECIAL ED ADMINISTRATORS

Last week, CASE held their virtual conference. Today, we had Executive Director Phyllis Wolfram on Education Talk Radio to provide an update on special ed successes and needs now and for 2021 ...
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MAGNET SCHOOLS IN THE AGE OF COVID

Todd Mann, Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America, speaks about how magnet schools are doing in these challenging times ...
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QUALITY STEM EDUCATION IS AN EQUITY ISSUE

Meet creator, entrepreneur and thought leader Braydon Moreno, one of Forbes' 2017 "30 Under 30 to Watch." He's co-founder and Director of STEM solutions for ROBO 3D, now part of Boxlight. Braydon has excellent insights on STEM education. Listen here! ...
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WEB -BASED ADVICE FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS

From elementary school to Syracuse U, former AASL president Barbara Stripling has vast experience in the K-20 school library world. She now represents a group of school library experts who have created a great new web-based service. FIND THEM HERE: https://www.digitalequity.us/about/key-partners/school-library-leaders/ ...
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DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY & THE HYBRID LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

From Samsung Electronics America, Sales Director for Strategic Partnerships Mario DiAntonio answers many questions about technology that schools all over the country are using in hybrid learning environments ...
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HOW CLASSROOM DESIGN & FURNISHINGS AFFECT STUDENT WELL BEING, LEARNING & EQUITY

Meet Brian Proctor, Principal of Walnut Grove Elementary School in Greenwood, IN, as well as School Architect Mark Beebe of Lancer & Beebe, in a conversation guided by the CEO of Norva Nivel Furniture, Jolene Levin ...
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LANDMARK COLLEGE: EQUITY & INCLUSION ON CAMPUS

Learn about Landmark College's new mentoring program for first-year African American students, Reach to Touch One, at this New England college for students who learn differently ...
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A VISIT WITH ALAS: THE ASSOCIATION OF LATINO ADMINISTRATORS & SUPERINTENDENTS

ALAS Executive Director Dr. Maria Armstrong is our guest today talking about their goals and needs for 2021 and the challenges that face LatinX educators and students throughout our nation ...
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BUILDING & MAINTAINING A CLASSROOM COMMUNITY DURING COVID

Using a K-8 Learning Community Model, Lindsay Unified School District in California is making it all work with a standards and performance-based approach. So much so that their Kennedy Learning Community Elementary, has been recognized as an Exemplar School ...
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CREATIVE FUNDING & PLANNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AMERICA’S AGING SCHOOLS

Listen to planning expert Tracy Richter of HPM discussing alternatives for school funding and planning and how COVID-19 affects the future of facilities planning in education ...
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A CCSSO SHOW: RHODE ISLAND’S COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

Meet Angelica Infante-Green, the first woman of color and Latina to serve as the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education for the State of Rhode Island, who brings interesting ideas, perspective and new programs to the little state that does! ...
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SOLVING THE CHALLENGE OF HIRING VIRTUAL TEACHERS

Remote learning is here to stay. To help districts discover what they need to know in hiring teachers who know how to teach virtually, we have Dr. Michael Robinson of Proximity Learning ...
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EQUITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR GIFTED MINORITY STUDENTS

An NAGC show with a vision to champion underrepresented groups for gifted learning. NAGC Board member Tarek Grantham, from the Dept. of Ed Psych at the University of GA and NAGC past-President Sally Krisel from Hall County Schools in Gainesville,GA are our guests ...
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AASA ON EQUITY & EARLY LEARNING

Last week, AASA's Virtual Early Learning Cohort hosted a powerful symposium to discuss equity in early learning. Education Talk Radio host Larry Jacobs was a panelist, as were several of his guests: Supts Peter Finch of West Valley, WA, Summer Schultz of Dell Rapids, ND and Gregg Fuerstenau of Litchfield,IL ...
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RESPONDING TO DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
WITH EMPATHY & COMPASSION

Chris Seeley, Program Director for School and Justice Initiatives at The American Psychiatric Association Foundation, discusses a series of programs that help schools and districts address students' SEL needs ...
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TRAUMA INFORMED APPROACHES TO STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID 19

Renowned expert Dr. Isaiah Pickens has developed a new program for educators for Presence Learning. Listen to this podcast to hear about it and his remote learning tips on managing student stress, your own stress and creating even more inclusive classrooms in this tough environment ...
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TEACHER EVALUATION AS A GROWTH PROCESS

Meet author and thought leader Dianna Whitlock on how proper teacher evaluation can make all the difference to the success rate of administrators and classroom teachers... and have a great impact on student success as well ...
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New Program Looks at the Unique Learning Journey of Any Student

We welcome Jonell Sanchez, the President of the Learning Division at ACT, where they recently launched a new program called MOSAIC to look at and assess the learning journey of any individual ...
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RACE AND EQUITY IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Our guest is the current president of The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Ms. Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis, who also serves as Chair of their National Task Force on Race and Equity. You can also listen to Kimbrelle on the Comcast newscast at https://comcastnewsmakers.com/Videos/2020/10/14/NAESP ...
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HOW RELATIONSHIPS & CULTURE SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS THRU A PANDEMIC

Meet principal Tom Schroeder and Vice Principal Vicki Flournoy at Florida's Margate Elementary School, a Curriculum Associates Exemplar school, discussing the importance of relationships and culture in times of crisis ...
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REIMAGINING EDUCATION AS WE WORK THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

Johns Hopkins Education Professor and good friend Dr. Carey Borkoski talks about creating a process and prioritizing needs for all students based on what we have learned in these troubling times. Read her article on page 6 of the Back-to-School 2020 issue of Equity & Access here ...
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EQUITY AND RISK FACTORS IN SOMERTON, ARIZONA

Guest Laura Noel is Superintendent in Somerton, Arizona, a district almost surrounded by Mexico with very unique challenges ...
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The Critical Role of School Librarians in the Age of COVID-19

Kathy Carroll and Sylvia Knight Norton of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) discuss the school librarian's critical role in the age of COVID-19 ...
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Best Practices for High-Impact Learning

Edison Learning is a company that believes in producing high-quality, rigorous curriculum that works for ALL students with an emphasis on underrepresented groups in low socioeconomic urban areas or rural communities. Meet Dr Wendy Oliver, their Chief Learning Officer ...
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KNOW YOUR ED SERVICE AGENCY & USE THEIR EXPERTISE, ESPECIALLY THESE DAYS

One of our great friends, Dr. Joan Wade, Executive Director of AESA, on the role of ESA's, the services they provide and how their efforts have changed during the pandemic ...
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CREATING A CULTURE OF STEM AMIDST COVID FOR STUDENTS IN CLARENDON COUNTY, SC

Superintendent  Dr. Shawn Johnson is our guest as we look at the reasons why they chose to emphasize STEM, how it's working and next steps for students and teachers. Discovery Education's Anna Strassner, who has been helping them create and use the program, discusses the work. These are always fun shows highlighting ...
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