Education White Paper - Initial Summary

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Most schools will be expected to form or join multi-academy trusts (MATs): “Apart from in exceptional circumstances, the smallest schools will have to form or join a MAT.” Other successful, sustainable schools will still be able to: "continue as single academy trusts if they choose to do so.

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Portland Public Schools

Portland Public Schools, founded in 1851, is an urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 48,500 students in 78 schools, it is the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest. PPS students participate in diverse programs and learning opportunities that are supported by teachers, families, community members, nonprofit organizations, local businesses and higher education institutions, including Portland State University, Portland Community College, Oregon Health and Science University, and the University of Oregon.

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2020 Back to School Giveaway: Enter to Win a $500 Target Gift Card

Article | August 24, 2020

Back-to-school may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t cherish this time of new beginnings that come along with the new school year. No matter what your teaching environment looks like this year, you’ve already spent a lot of time getting your classroom together, and (probably) spent a lot of money in the process. At Edmentum, we know you work hard to provide the best for your students each and every school year, so we want to reward that effort by giving away one $500 Target gift card to a lucky educator!

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Rethinking assessment practices

Article | August 24, 2020

In the fourth blog in the series from contributing authors to Advance HE’s recent publication, On Your Marks: Learner-focused Feedback Practices and Feedback Literacy, Senior Lecturer in Education, Dr Rachel Shanks, shares her thoughts on how assessment tasks and marking could reflect online professional practice.

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CoSN2020: Boost the Success of E-Learning with the Right Tools

Article | August 24, 2020

Many students don’t even have laptops and monitors, and so if you have to basically enable virtual learning, all of the students need to have laptops and monitors,” says Aruna Ravichandran, chief marketing officer for Cisco Webex. The surge in e-learning for K–12 schools has also put a stronger spotlight on persistent issues of equity. In recently released guidance on e-learning, the Consortium for School Networking notes this critical question: “Does the district have an adequate supply of devices to support delivering online learning to students?” Many families lack computing devices and internet access. Families with multiple school-age children may have only one device for them to use for e-learning.

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3 Companies Working on Education In VR and AR

Article | August 24, 2020

Education is one of the biggest industries interested in adopting AR and VR. However, there are still many obstacles that don’t let education fully adopt these technologies, from the lack of funding to the lack of knowledge. Google helps tackle the latter with its Expeditions Pioneer Program. The purpose of the program is to help teachers around the world make their classrooms more interactive with the help of AR and VR. Below is a sneak peek of Google’s experiment at Andersen Middle School, where they pioneered their program.

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Spotlight

Portland Public Schools

Portland Public Schools, founded in 1851, is an urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 48,500 students in 78 schools, it is the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest. PPS students participate in diverse programs and learning opportunities that are supported by teachers, families, community members, nonprofit organizations, local businesses and higher education institutions, including Portland State University, Portland Community College, Oregon Health and Science University, and the University of Oregon.

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