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Digital Redlining and Insufficient Funding: Ringing the Alarm for the Implementation of the Middle Mile Broadband Initiative
Broadband redlining is happening right now to the communities in which we live and serve, and we risk them once again being deprived of their rightful share of this historic public investment. Our State’s agencies and Governor’s Office must prioritize investment in the highest need communities and ensure that the data, timelines, and process for allocating these investments keep equity at the forefront.
“Forging Equitable Futures for Student Parents” revealed that student parents often feel they shouldn’t have to advocate and push as intensely as they do, given the additional responsibilities they carry while navigating both the education system and parenthood. Learn more from the summit.
“Student Voice” is everywhere–from the presence of students at academic conferences to speeches at the highest level of higher education—yet student power is a shadow of its former self. “Voice” without power is a symbol, and if that power does not yet exist, build it and then wield it.
ISKME is uniquely positioned to spearhead OER accessibility since they have demonstrated a commitment to access and functional needs since 2012. Through a Spark Grant, they will create a six-module course for California Community College (CCC) faculty members that will explore how to make OER accessible.
To ensure selected Spark Grants projects will not only fulfill the cycle’s focus areas, but also make an impact in the lives of students, we have enlisted the help of those who know student basic needs best: students and advocates. Please join us in getting to know the Spark Community Advisors!
How Creative Commons Will Advance Open Licensing Understanding Within 25 California Community Colleges
Building upon the success of the Bay Area Bootcamp, and acutely aware of the importance of an impactful Zero-Textbook-Cost (ZTC) degree funding implementation throughout the California Community College (CCC) system, Creative Commons is partnering with the CCC Academic Senate’s OER Initiative to host a Bootcamp for 25 Southern California CCC faculty.
Mountain Connect 2023 brought together communities, counties, school districts, healthcare providers, utilities and cable operators, state and federal governmental entities, and emerging technology companies from across the nation to discuss broadband development across state lines.
A Conversation with Dr. Adrian Huerta, Former Student Parent, on Shifting Perspectives and Assumptions on Parenting Students
Dr. Adrian Huerta recently joined Dr. Queena Hoang to discuss the pregnant and parenting student landscape, as well as the need to shift perspectives and assumptions within it.