Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In theory, proficiency-based models let students learn at their own pace, speeding up if they grasp a concept quickly, and getting extra help if they struggle. In practice, though, it can take many different forms, including independent study, learning communities and online programs.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 8 Today, "Home as a Place for Learning" #reinventingschool

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This week, REINVENTING.SCHOOL explores an increasingly common practice--home as a place for learning, and in some cases, as a physical replacement for a physical school facility. GWS was the nation’s first periodical about learning without going to school, started by Holt in 1977.

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Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

Just before this crisis began, Arizona was poised to spend millions more on boosting its thin roster of counselors, thanks in part to the advocacy of students like Kumar.

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Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

Every single child who enters our buildings deserves the right to learn and have the opportunity to succeed. In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. Provide a Rigorous Learning Environment. Those needs are best met when you and your faculty provide students with a rigorous learning environment. Finally, the heart of authentic rigor is learning, not punishment.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

The number of all-important graduate school applications from abroad is down for the second year in a row, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, after increasing every year since 2003. The St. Thomas University School of Law.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

"Homeschooling Hangout" with Pat Farenga

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Patrick Farenga is a leading and unique authority on homeschooling, bringing more than 30 years of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience (he and his wife homeschooled their three daughters) to help parents and children learn in their own ways. Homeschooling, or thinking about it?

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

About 76,000 black students learn in schools where they account for 90 percent or more of the enrollment. Related : Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids? Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice.

Pat Farenga's "Starting to Homeschool" Webinar Series Starts on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

" Starting to Homeschool " is a series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or just learning more about homeschooling. GWS was the nation’s first periodical about learning without going to school, started by Holt in 1977.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL Today with Howard Blumenthal - "Paying for School" with Andreas Schleicher #reinventingschool #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Cooper served as the Secretary of Policy and Planning for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2003–2010 where she was responsible for the state’s education, public supports, environmental and health care policy.

Final Pat Farenga Webinar in "Starting to Homeschool" Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

" Starting to Homeschool " is concluding its series of six Webinars for those interested in starting the journey to homeschooling, or in just learning more about homeschooling. GWS was the nation’s first periodical about learning without going to school, started by Holt in 1977.

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

Consider a simple academic skill such as learning to name colors. In the end, the child will learn to name two colors, which is good, but it will not impact the life of the family very much. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of principles derived from the psychology of learning in order to teach skills and manage problem behavior. 2003). This article originally appeared on the Indiana Resource Center for Autism website.

Webinar Tomorrow + Additional Speakers - "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Dr. Albrecht will also discuss why these perpetrators strike in the first place and what we can learn from past cases as a way to both understand and stop them. I graduated from Marshall County High School in 1996 and Murray State University in 2003.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide. The question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy? Personally, my goal is not to provide less expensive access to the same teaching and learning experience to more people – access and affordability have never been my end game. We learn by the things we do.

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The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is up, thanks in part to the opioid epidemic

The Hechinger Report

In order to serve this hidden population, the Senior Services Department in Clayton County, Georgia — where Eschman has raised her grandchildren — started the Kinship Care Program in 2003. Paula Banks, 77, has raised her 9-year-old great-granddaughter AriAnna since birth.

Trump’s budget axes campus-based childcare for low-income students

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, spending has remained fairly steady at about $15 million. Advocacy groups like the Young Invincibles and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research have argued that expanding campus-based childcare for low-income families would help boost graduation rates.

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

As an example, she pointed to the Accelerated Learning Program, or ALP, which she spearheaded in her role as a senior VA advisor under the Obama administration. Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the number of veterans using the benefit has doubled, to nearly 900,000 last year.

Segregated schools are still the norm. Howard Fuller is fine with that

The Hechinger Report

It’s the first week of school at Milwaukee Collegiate Academy, a charter high school Fuller founded in 2003 that’s housed in a low-slung concrete warehouse just a five-minute drive from the North Division campus.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Challenges to accreditation and certification and the steady drumbeat of “everyone should learn to code” are connected to politics as well as to the business of ed-tech. Since 1970, DeVos family members have invested at least $200 million in a host of right-wing causes – think tanks, media outlets, political committees, evangelical outfits, and a string of advocacy groups. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.