CARES Act Funding for Special Education—What You Need to Know

August 4, 2020

Several new federal funding streams have been linked together through the CARES Act earmarking billions of dollars for K–12 education as a result of the coronavirus. The primary fund for K–12 is called the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). This fund has distributed $13.5 billion to state education agencies (SEAs). Another $3 billion was given to the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) to allocate emergency block grants to school districts and higher education institutions struggling to support students during COVID-19.

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Drive Student Success with Alignment NOW

whitePaper | August 15, 2020

Given the upheaval the pandemic has inflicted on public education this year, school and district leaders will have their hands full as they prepare for the fall. Summer is typically the time when educators reflect on the past year and plan for the next — building schedules, establishing professional learning plans, and deciding how to monitor teaching and learning. But this summer, of course, educators will also be dealing with understanding the depths of learning loss, trauma, and the social emotional needs students face due to the COVID-19 crisis. They will also be developing teaching plans to accelerate learning trajectories and fill in the gaps.

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REASONS WHY TEACHING LITERACY IS LIKE LEARNING TO RIDE A BIKE

whitePaper | July 17, 2020

Once you know how to read, it feels so natural that it is easy to take for granted as an innate skill we all possess—kind of like riding a bicycle and forgetting you had to learn how. Yet, we continue to see a growing crisis of illiteracy across our education system, with students at every grade level falling behind in reading test scores.

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Protecting Higher Education with the Fortinet Security Fabric

whitePaper | January 31, 2020

As institutions of higher education embrace technology to enable learning and collaboration, they accelerate their adoption of cloud services and support for mobile applications. They are also deploying a wide range of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices as part of smart campus initiatives. With the influx of these new technologies, however, come increased risks to network security and to the intellectual property and personal data connected to it. University CIOs can competently manage these risks with the Fortinet Security Fabric.

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How Schools Use ZoomTM to Proctor Assessments

whitePaper | August 3, 2020

There’s no getting around the fact that administering assessments during distance learning is tough. However, if you have decided that your district will administer athome assessments in fall 2020, we urge district leaders, building administrators, teachers, and families to work in partnership to create a detailed assessment plan. Your approach to proctoring and administering an online assessment, such as the i-Ready Diagnostic, will be central to this plan.

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What summer learning loss can tell us about the potential impact of school closures on student academic achievement

whitePaper | April 21, 2020

Seasonal learning research allows researchers to compare student learning patterns when school is in versus out of session. While there is some controversy about the magnitude of summer learning lossii,iii three trends are consistent across seasonal learning research findingsiv: achievement typically slows or declines over the summer months, declines tend to be steeper for math than for reading, and the extent (proportionally) of loss increases in the upper grades.

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How to Develop Scalable Remote Learning Plans

whitePaper | August 24, 2020

Among hundreds of educational leadership definitions, this one is helpful in that it allows for flexibility in many scenarios. While it talks about achieving goals by influencing others into action (which could indicate guiding educators, caregivers, members of the school board, or the community, depending on the situation), it does not define one particular goal, which allows for flexibility of interpretation. In the current environment, it is important to be flexible in defining an educational leader while also taking care not to stray too far from established goals and effective frameworks.

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Fuse Universal offers customers the most advanced learning technology on the market built to help organisations increase learner engagement and business performance. The Fuse platform is a Modern Alternative to an LMS which integrates into a company’s existing infrastructure or replaces legacy LMS and communication tools. Fuse supports continuous, social, blended and mobile learning, as well as traditional learning, in one beautifully designed platform across both web and native mobile app.

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