Tag: education

Board of Education hears update on fine arts program, approves spending on school computers

Aside from these specific festivals and conferences, band, chorus and orchestra programs from across the district also had the opportunity to receive feedback on performances at the Large Group Performance Evaluations. Another 98 middle and high school students also represented Forsyth County at the GMEA All-State band and orchestra competitions.

Theater students in the county had the opportunity to compete at GHSA’s One Act competition, and Denmark High School’s students ended up winning the 7A state championship. Denmark students also walked away with wins at the Literary 7A State Individual/Group competitions along with students from North and South Forsyth high

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Jonathan Becker column: To achieve digital equity in education, students need policymakers on their side | Columnists

Estimates suggest that 12 million K-12 students — more than 20% of the 55 million students in the United States — live in homes without internet access. Without access to sufficient computing devices and adequate internet access, students are not able to meaningfully engage in remote learning.

To achieve digital equity in education, though, the focus needs to be not just on access, but also on use of and outcomes related to technology. We also need to consider disparities by race, sex, geography and disability status.

Putting all of these variables together yields a range of questions to consider. Are

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Governor Murphy Announces New Jersey Department of Education Grants to Create Computer Science Learning Hubs Throughout State

TRENTON – Building on his Computer Science for All initiative, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that three universities will receive grants from the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) to create computer science learning hubs throughout the state.

The Expanding Access to Computer Science: Professional Learning Grants will help Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, and Rutgers University in New Brunswick create hubs that will provide high-quality professional learning for educators and resources for school districts to increase computer science opportunities for students. The grants—which are funded through the Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations Act—will also help the three universities build partnerships

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La teachers, education support staff to receive expanded access to mental health care

BATON ROUGE – A new program will provide Louisiana’s teachers and support staff with enhanced access to mental health care services, according to a recent announcement from The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE).

LDOE says it is partnering with Ochsner Health to launch a virtual therapy program that will facilitate free mental health virtual visits.

More than 166,000 public school educators and support staff statewide will have access to free mental health virtual visits through Ochsner Anywhere Care – an established telehealth platform in which patients can connect with a licensed mental/behavioral health provider via a secure video visit from

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Can Kansas computer science education grow tech workforce?

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Students in Phillipsburg, Kansas use a new computer lab that opened before the pandemic. This photo was taken in 2019. It has 25 workstations with self-guided curriculum for computer science and coding.

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Two years ago, Nick Poels decided he wanted K-12 students in his rural Kansas community of 2,500 to learn to code. Kids in Phillipsburg soon had a brand-new computer lab, and Poels hoped 20 or 30 children might use it.

“Within two weeks of school starting, we had 351 students involved,” he said.

Poels quickly realized he had touched on something.

At the time he

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Digital Education Content Market to Grow by USD 42.93 billion during 2021-2025|Rapid Penetration of Internet-enabled Devices to Boost Growth|Technavio

Digital Education Content Market: Rapid penetration of internet-enabled devices to drive growth.

The rapid penetration of mobile phones and tablets and the growing consumer demand for customized learning have led to an increased emphasis on digital education content. Learners and educational institutions are increasingly preferring digital content over traditional printed textbooks. Several vendors are increasingly assisting educational institutions in developing and enhancing digital library systems through cloud computing. With the rapid development of high-speed internet infrastructure in emerging economies, the education system is increasingly adopting digital education. Hence, the adoption of smartphone devices as a preferred platform for educational content

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