Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

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Editor’s note: Lisette Nieves , Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at New York University, and Yolanda Gallegos of the Gallegos Legal Group contributed to this column. . and federal education officials must give students the option.

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.

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

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In the decades following, the school became one of the city’s most prestigious educational and cultural institutions. “To Up until Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, McDonogh 35 had required entering ninth graders to have a high level of academic preparation.

Held back, but not helped

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The proportion of overage students — those who have been retained for at least one grade — hovers around 40 percent for New Orleans high school students, according to an analysis of 2014 data by researchers at Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, which is based at Tulane University.

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

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Dobrin has embraced the school’s new proficiency-based education model and now offers his students many choices inside his classes. This change is part of a larger move at the university towards “proficiency-based education” (sometimes called competency- or mastery-based education).

A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

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Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform. Yet, inside the building, a new vision for the education of low-income students of color has taken root. Advocates of this approach say it has the potential to redefine what education means. “Do

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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Through their efforts, along with those of other outside arts organizations, they are introducing theater to more and younger participants, at an age when education experts say children are especially poised to benefit from it. Related: Can testing save arts education? Higher Education.