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How Virginia Tech Is Keeping C.A.L.M. During A Pandemic

By Danielle Chazen

Keeping C.A.L.M. during a pandemic is not an easy feat, but the leaders at Virginia Tech have taken this time as an opportunity to expand on their campaigns for inclusivity and accessibility with the move to online learning. With nearly every course being offered remotely or in a hybrid environment, instructors and universities are being charged with finding creative ways…
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Top Tips To Meet ADA Guidelines

By Danielle Chazen

The stick: ADA lawsuits are on the rise. Many universities and businesses are now taking more proactive approaches to ensure they’re covering themselves and meeting necessary guidelines. The carrot: Universities and businesses that follow ADA requirements are also able to build stronger connections with their students and customers, respectively. Creating a more accessible environment is shown to help with brand…
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eLearning Platform Skillshare Commits to Inclusivity & Attracts More International Students

By Danielle Chazen

Skillshare, an online learning community for creativity, has more than 12 million registered members and over 30,000 video-based classes in creative disciplines such as graphic design and photography. The mission of Skillshare is to support professional and personal growth through creativity. Now, its leaders are focused on ensuring that all of their learners are offered a fully inclusive and accessible…
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Next Week: Learn from Leaders at CUNY and University of Oklahoma

By Danielle Chazen

Education looks different this year. Students are more focused on gaining tactical skills to prepare them to enter a workforce which seems more uncertain than ever before. They’re looking for innovative programs that will help them to get hired for jobs which will provide them with a sense of security. With this reality in mind, schools are reinventing their offerings…
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Factors Affecting Students Academic Performance in 2020-2021

By Danielle Chazen

Simply put, this school year, there are more factors to consider when looking at student performance. Aside from natural items that come up, such as a student’s academic track record or reported learning challenges, wrenches have been thrown into the mix due to the current pandemic. Some additional factors affecting student performance pertain to the student’s environment, family status and…
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Hear Live From Leaders Reinventing Traditional Education

By Danielle Chazen

Millennial expectations and new skills needed in today’s workforce were causing a shift to on-demand and online education for some time. Now, with the need to social distance and transform, school leaders are taking advantage of this moment. They’re launching innovative programs designed for online and hybrid learning environments. "We're seeing this as an opportunity to really start building our…
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Are Kindergarteners Taking COVID-19 & Virtual Learning The Hardest?

By Danielle Chazen

Kindergarten is absolutely an important time for the social and academic growth of students. “I really wish COVID-19 hadn’t happened during my daughter’s kindergarten year. I feel any other year would have been better,” said Kelly Gaither, mom to a 5-year-old kindergarten student at Kingsville Elementary in Baltimore County, Maryland. Gaither's daughter is learning fully online via Google Meet and…
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Washington, D.C. School Gets Creative Amidst COVID-19 Restrictions

By Danielle Chazen

This fall, K-12 leaders have needed to rethink their approaches to schooling in ways that would meet health protocols. Decisions on in-person, hybrid and fully online approaches to teaching were made prior to fall, but have been subject to constant change based on the current crisis. One Washington, D.C. based school, Milton Gottesman, has caught the attention of both the…
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