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September 25, 2017

blendED 2017 Schedule, Details And Registration Links

Note the details on this Alberta-based conference.

Hello,

Thank you for attending blendED 2016. blendED 2017 is gearing up to be a fantastic few days in Edmonton from October 25 to 27, 2017.

We are very excited about our keynotes Dr. Norman Vaughan from Mount Royal University and Catlin Tucker, the author of Blended Learning in Action. Read more about them here. The full conference schedule is now available at https://blended2017.sched.com/.

Our preconference is a full day this year on Wednesday, October 25. The theme for the full day Pre Symposium is making blendED learning successful with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learners. We are excited to have Sean Lessard share and bring 4 students so participants can learn through student voice.

Early bird registration is still open until September 30, with great rates. The hotel still has space, go here to reserve a room.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Jen Deyenberg on behalf of the
blendED organizing committee

News From The NEPC: NEPC Launches Education Interview Of The Month Podcast Series

From the inbox late last week.

NEPC Education Interview of the Month is a great teaching resource; engaging drive-time listening; and 30 minutes of high-quality policy information for educators, community members, policymakers, and anyone interested in education.
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NEPC Launches Education Interview of the Month Podcast Series

Key Takeaway: NEPC Education Interview of the Month is a great teaching resource; engaging drive-time listening; and 30 minutes of high-quality policy information for educators, community members, policymakers, and anyone interested in education.

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BOULDER, CO (September 21, 2017) – In the inaugural 30-minute podcast of the NEPC Education Interview of the Month, Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith examines student privacy issues with University of Colorado Boulder Research Associate Faith Boninger, co-author of Asleep at the Switch: Schoolhouse Commercialism, Privacy, and the Failure of Policymaking.

Join Smith and Boninger for an engaging conversation about the digitalization of education, why current policy is insufficient, and what policymakers, administrators, teachers and parents can do to protect children’s privacy.

Boninger notes that student privacy is a vital issue because “Schools and districts are paying huge sums of money to private vendors and creating systems to transfer vast amounts of children’s personal information to education technology companies. While this is happening, policymaking to protect children’s privacy or to evaluate the quality of the educational technology they use ranges from inadequate to nonexistent. This is why we have a number of recommendations for strengthening oversight of the education technology used in schools. For example, we recommend that before technologies are adopted in schools, independent third-party assessments of their validity and utility, and of the potential threats they pose to students’ well-being, be conducted and addressed.”

A new NEPC Education Interview of the Month, hosted by Gregory A. Smith, will be released each month from September through May.

Don’t worry if you miss a month. All NEPC Education Interview of the Month podcasts are archived on the NEPC website and can be found here.

Coming Next Month

In October, Greg’s guest will be Alyssa Dunn, author of Activism through attrition?: An exploration of viral resignation letters and the teachers who wrote them. Greg and Alyssa will discuss what can be learned from teachers’ resignation letters about working conditions in contemporary American schools.

Stay tuned in to NEPC for smart, engaging conversations about education policy.

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), housed at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education, produces and disseminates high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. Visit us at: http://nepc.colorado.edu


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22-24 September 2017: Google Alert – LRN

The corporate alert for K12, Inc. from this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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As-it-happens update ⋅ September 22, 2017
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Senate seeks purge of ‘ghost’ students

He said LRN was similar to the permanent student number being used by the University of the Philippines System, which included “extensive …
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As-it-happens update ⋅ September 23, 2017
NEWS

K12 Inc (LRN) Holdings Reduced by Formula Growth Ltd.

K12 logo Formula Growth Ltd. lessened its position in K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) by 22.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing …
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As-it-happens update ⋅ September 23, 2017
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Has $16.84 Million Stake in K12 Inc (LRN)

K12 logo JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) by 12.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure …
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As-it-happens update ⋅ September 24, 2017
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Marshall Wace North America LP Invests $1.14 Million in K12 Inc (LRN) Stock

K12 logo Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) during the second quarter, according to the …
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As-it-happens update ⋅ September 24, 2017
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Alliancebernstein LP Has Lowered Its K12 (LRN) Position; Veeva Systems (VEEV) Had 8 Bulls

Alliancebernstein Lp decreased K12 Inc (LRN) stake by 19.42% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Alliancebernstein Lp sold 45,260 shares as K12 Inc …
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MarketBeat Daily: Headlines and Analysts’ Updates for 9/22/2017

The MarketBeat update for K12, Inc. from this past Friday.

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September 24, 2017

Space: The Final Frontier In The Search For Full-Pay Students

And from the neo-liberals…

Check out this week’s highlights from the Christensen Institute.
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