With the Help of Google and SF Muni, A Bus Sets Off to Serve City's High School Dropouts


The organization made its mark in 2003 when they created the nation’s first county jail charter school. Now, Good and his team are trying to solve a new problem: helping high school dropouts get their diplomas in the face of strict gang lines, rundown schools, and spotty internet. percent of which are high school dropouts. Education Technology Movers and Shakers CommunityHow many students can you fit onto a school bus? Legally—72.

OPINION: Mental health services are crucially important for student success but often overlooked

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Some will have hard choices to make about where to spend the next phase of their education. Young people living away from home for the first time and enduring the new stress of higher education need and deserve all the support they can get.


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OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

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When I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary in 2003, I desperately needed a job. As the country undergoes a period of historic racial reckoning, with nearly every sector of society examining its role in racial injustice, higher education needs to do the same.

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‘It’s really hard to parent from behind bars’

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Brittany Jefferson says one of the hardest things about being incarcerated is not being around to help her children with their education. She tells them: “You only get one education, so you really need to be focusing hard if you want to do something successful in life.”

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

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This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to economic stability. Higher education has long been viewed as the key to higher earnings and financial security. trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

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Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate degree or higher. But that impressive statistic masks severe racial disparities in degree completion: The state has the second largest attainment gap between whites and blacks in the nation, according to the Education Trust. He estimated that nearly one in three new jobs created through 2026 will require education beyond high school.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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As a leader in educational media for children and students and a key partner with parents and educators across America, PBS today announced SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION, a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system. SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION also kicks-off of a year-long teacher support campaign—“Teach Boldly”—led by PBS and local member stations across the country.

How To Make A Civics Education Stick


Charles Quigley, executive director of the Center for Civic Education, says children grasp these concepts as early as kindergarten. “What’s the dropout rate in some places? ” And according to Jim Shon of the Hawaii Educational Policy Center, civics education needs to extend into college. ’ That’s the baseline of a civic education. How do you teach kids to be active participants in government?

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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“Since my parents didn’t get much education, it’s hard to talk to them about my schoolwork and applying to college, or how to plan my time and get everything done,” says Mariano Almanza, 18, pictured speaking with his Coronado High School guidance counselor, Colleen McElvogue. Since my parents didn’t get much education, it’s hard to talk to them about my schoolwork and applying to college, or how to plan my time and get everything done. Higher Education.

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

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In 2016 not a single child at “North,” as locals call it, tested proficient in math according to the state’s education department. Where North is now is part of a conscious effort to sabotage black education,” Fuller says. president defends white supremacists, Fuller takes issue with other education advocates and black leaders who say racial integration is the solution. “No Fuller’s ideas revive a long-standing tradition of African-American educational self-reliance.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. For more stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn subscribe to the Educate podcast. Georgia State is encouraging students like Robinson to change their majors in an effort to address one of the most debilitating problems in higher education: low graduation rates. Iris Palmer, an education analyst at the New America, a left-of-center think tank.

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

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Like a handful of states, New Hampshire is taking the opportunity provided by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to revise its accountability measures to further individualize education. The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning. Higher Education.