As diagnoses rise, more colleges add services for students with autism

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The first autism support program in the United States began at Marshall University in West Virginia in 2002. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionJared Jellicorse with his mother, Marla.

As college enrollment falls, recruiters descend on a state that still has lots of applicants

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And Cal State leaders are studying Stockton, in the Central Valley, as the site of a possible new campus; the system’s newest school, Channel Islands, opened in 2002. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

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Already stretched grad students rebel against rising and often surreptitious fees

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One result of this is that the share of federal loans going to graduate students rose from 32 percent in 2002 to 40 percent last year, while undergraduate borrowing — which gets most of the attention — has actually been falling since 2012, according to the College Board.

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

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Wages climbed for college grads in the 1970s and 80s, says Mishel, but since 2002 wage growth for people with a bachelors has been stagnant. The labor market value of a college degree has softened, stirring concern that a bachelor’s is no longer a gateway to the middle class.

Teaching and reading literature in the digital age


In 2002, the National Endowment of the Arts had bad news for educators and society at large : For the first time in modern history, less than half the adult population [of the US] was reading literature. 2002. % NEA, Reading at Risk , 2002.

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The other victims when colleges decline or close: their hometowns

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Goddard shut down its traditional residential program in 2002, also amid financial difficulties, and enrollment in its remaining on-campus programs has declined from 804 in 2010 to 409 this year, the college says.

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Eligible for financial aid, nearly a million students never get it

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When these programs were designed, it was an acknowledgment that there were low-income students who had need, and of the importance of going to college,” said Carrie Warick, director of policy and advocacy at the nonpartisan National College Access Network.

From foster care to college

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For example, a federal program introduced in 2002 helps states make available up to $5,000 a year to help current and former foster students pay for postsecondary education. DHHS staff work from the Seita office to help students access state grants and to provide other support.

New research shows Latinos closing the racial gap on college degrees, but still lagging far behind whites

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percentage points between 2002 and 2015. Higher Ed News Data and research Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Race

Stop Celebrating Low-Level Learning

Tom Murray

In the spring of 2002, I was teaching 4th grade in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. That’s right, in 2002, 17 years ago, we were 1:1. Image Credit: The Morning Call, 2002 “I’d love to see these units become standard equipment for all students in five to ten years.”

Lessons from a school without walls

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When the school opened in 2002, it made headlines not only in Denmark but across Europe for its daring design and pedagogy. The Hellerup School, meanwhile, has always emphasized student access to technology, although it has adjusted policies over time.

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Rising college rates spur Hispanic progress in higher education

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More than half of Hispanic students — 54 percent — now finish college within six years, up from 46 percent in 2002. More than half of Hispanic students — 54 percent — now finish a bachelor’s degree within six years, up from 46 percent in 2002, the Education Department says.

The community college “segregation machine”

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Diana Solares was aiming for a bachelor’s degree when she graduated from high school in San Diego in 2002. Higher Ed News achievement gap community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion Race Testing

Universities cut services for a big group of their students: those over 25

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An existing federal program that helps with child care, called Child Care Access Means Parents in School, has had its budget cut from $25 million in 2001 to $15 million last year. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Solutions

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A huge and stubborn reason, still unsolved, that students go into so much debt

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I thought I would be out of a job in 10 years,” said Janet Marling, director of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, which was set up in 2002 to push improvements to the process. “We’re

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Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

Kelly Urlacher started her education career as a teacher in 2002. edWeb Blog access and equity ELL Students MathFor many of the 4.5 million English Language Learners (ELLs) in U.S.

How to Set Healthy Screen Time Habits: A Guide for Parents


Low-income students are most likely to use screen time excessively, in part because their families may not have access to non-digital educational resources.[6] On average, children have regular access to at least five different screens at home.[1]

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Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

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To address this divide, it is necessary yet insufficient to ensure all schools have access to the internet and devices. 1 McCaffrey, Lockwood, Koretz, & Hamilton, 2003; Rivkin, Hanushek, & Kain, 2000; Rowan, Correnti & Miller, 2002; Wright, Horn, & Sanders, 1997.

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

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see this 2002 Education Week report ). Oregon is establishing a system of educator networks to offer every teacher in the state access to professional learning opportunities.

The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design

Catlin Tucker

For teachers without access to virtual reality equipment and software, there are virtual online tours like the ones offered by the Smithsonian National of Natural History Museum or the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) interactive destination tour for kids. 2002).

Use of Blogging to Address the Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

In the study of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Mrs. Westbrook’s class discussions have centered on the playwright’s purpose – a purpose the famous author described in a 2002 interview we use as our informational text for the lesson.

Teaching History with Technology: Reflections on 16 Years & Counting – from Tom Daccord


The most obvious difference is the sheer volume and diversity of technology tools that have appeared since I first taught the workshop in 2002. Today, students have access to a vast array of interactive tools that allow them to create, collaborate, share, publish, and more. The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog:

School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

Michael Fullan, 2002, p. Youngsters under the age of 18 whose families have incomes below the US poverty threshold; approximately 16 million of America’s poor are children who are often malnourished, live in substandard housing, and have unequal access to educational opportunities.

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

see this 2002 Education Week report ). Oregon is establishing a system of educator networks to offer every teacher in the state access to professional learning opportunities.

How to Prepare for the SAT

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I’ve based my selections on the following criteria: ease of use — accounts are easy to set up with access to both the site and materials quick and intuitive.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. On November 22, 1996, U.S.

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum


Right before the start of the Fall semester in 2002, Robertson learned that the 400-seat movie theater that held his Principles of Marketing class at San Francisco State University would no longer be available. Creating modules, one step at a time In 2002, Robertson began to “chunk” his long lectures into short videos, each focusing on a specific topic. This allows for easy navigation and access by students. Video stream lectures allow same-day access for online students.

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?


Of course there are the usual suspects: cost and access, most schools probably feel that spending a limited digital budget on older students makes more sense, when K and 1st grade learners can get by with glue sticks and recycled materials.

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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Mobile and personal technologies that are connected to global networks have afforded us with the priceless ability to collaborate and cooperate in new and inventive ways (Rheingold, 2002), and allow us to rapidly self organise into new collective forces (Tapscott and Williams, 2008).

Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education


The National Center for Educational Statistics shows only about 3% of schools in 1994 had internet access in their classroom. The adoption of the internet slowly grew until 2002 where finally over 90% of public school had access to the internet. Quick Take: A waning of an era.

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Announcing EdTechTeam Adventures


I took film photos for many years and jumped on board with the first consumer accessible digital cameras back in the late 90s. I started taking Aurora photos in Inuvik in 2002.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

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Pam: I think that one of the things that particularly — in states like Virginia where the resources that localities have access to can be wildly different. They flipped to one-to-one sometime around 2002.

Top Hat Raises $55 Million to Take on Big Textbook Publishers


million students access its digital course materials, including those at 750 of the top 1,000 higher education institutions in North America. Fountainhead was founded in 2002 and is based in Southlake, Texas.

What students need

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Being able to access complete and up-to-date records of individual students is vital, especially within large cohorts. et al (2002) Relationships between class size and teaching.

OPINION: The case for investing in high-quality early learning

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That’s why it is so encouraging that in states across the country, we have made real progress in broadening access to early learning. It would prompt states to evaluate access to high-quality preschool across the state and distribute resources to address any inequities.