Tanya2017headshot 0013.jpg?ixlib=rails 3.0

Tanya Roscorla

Writer | Editor | Collaborator

Location icon United States

Please contact me by email at [email protected]

Portfolio
Converge
05/17/2017
Foster Care Student Data Emerges from the Shadows

Editor's note: This is the first story in a three-part series on foster care data sharing. May is National Foster Care Month, and an opportunity to examine how policymakers, researchers, and education and child welfare leaders are working together to help foster care students succeed academically.

Converge
09/23/2016
DOJ vs. UC Berkeley: Forcing Online Content to Be Accessible

The University of California, Berkeley is the latest school that the U.S. Department of Justice has investigated for a lack of accessibility in online learning content. As enforcement of the Americans with Disability Act continues to increase, higher education institutions have a choice: Comply with the law or face lawsuits.

Converge
10/03/2016
Examining the Student Data Privacy Landscape in 2016

For the fourth straight year, state legislatures have passed bills to protect student data privacy, bringing the total number of laws on the books to 74. Lawmakers in 15 states approved 19 bills this year, slightly down from a high of 28 in 2015.

Converge
02/16/2017
New Ohio School Chief Zeroes in on Improving Learning with Technology

Six months into his new job, Bill Wade has already exceeded expectations with his focus on improving student learning and making the most of technology. Wade became the superintendent of Kirtland Local Schools in Ohio last August after beating out 40 other candidates for the position.

Converge
11/14/2016
7 Practical Cybersecurity Steps for Ed Tech Leaders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As cybersecurity continues to be a major issue across every industry, experts in the field are sharing practical steps that K-12 and higher education leaders can take to defend their data. Cybersecurity is the No. 1 issue for higher ed IT for the second straight year, according to Educause's annual top 10 list of IT issues.

Converge
07/05/2013
5 Key Ingredients for Digital Education Leadership

Leadership is an important piece of a school administrator's job. And in this Digital Age, some key ingredients go into the mix so that administrators can effectively support learning with technology. Just like soccer players need a good coach, so do educators. And that responsibility falls on the shoulders of school administrators, as well as teacher leaders.

Converge
10/31/2011
The Reason Why Missouri Passed the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act

Editor's note: This is the first story in a three-part series about the purpose of the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, the problem with the teacher electronic communication restrictions and the plan to fix it. In 2007, the Associated Press shined a national spotlight on sexual misconduct in education.

Converge
05/27/2010
The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Finances

In Mike Hyman's math class, fifth-grade students spend five weeks each semester buying and selling stocks. With $100,000 to burn, they research which companies show the most potential for growth and fill up their portfolios. Once the math scholars from Carroll Elementary School in Indiana stop trading stocks, they let their money work for them.

Linkedin icon