Efforts to reform higher ed will founder on bad data

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percent for the cohort that started college in 2008. From the National Center for Education Statistics. Given these huge data gaps, it’s tough to know which colleges really aren’t performing well—and which ones are.

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Efforts to reform higher ed will founder on bad data

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percent for the cohort that started college in 2008. From the National Center for Education Statistics. Given these huge data gaps, it’s tough to know which colleges really aren’t performing well—and which ones are.

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Connected Minds.

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The chapter showcases some of the recent research into the use of wikis in higher education and Steve Wheeler approaches this topic armed with an extensive data set derived from the discussion group postings of his online teacher trainee groups.

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Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts


When Congress passed FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance. She is a frequent presenter at state, national and international education conferences.

How the last recession affected higher education. Will history repeat?

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One of the peculiar things about higher education is that it runs in the opposite direction of the economy. Related: Federal data shows 3.9 Ironically, funding for education plummeted. Legislation raised the amounts that students could borrow in 2007 and again in 2008.

U.S. education achievement slides backwards

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The average performance of the nation’s fourth and eighth graders mostly declined in math and reading from 2017 to 2019, following a decade of stagnation in educational progress, according to the results of a test released on Oct.

Making ‘Big Data’ useful rather than scary for teachers

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Blaché was zooming in on the math domain “measurement and data.” Blaché and Hall were looking at the district’s new teacher dashboards — curated collections of data with student-level information directly useful to teachers. This type of collaboration, built around data, is rare in U.S.

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The threat of Big Brother undermines a push to gather data about college student performance

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The promise of big data versus the menace of Big Brother. But “the idea we have to check is, are these kids going to get a better education if they’re deported? Related: Placement rates, other data colleges provide consumers are often alternative facts.

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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. Related: Federal data shows 3.9

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‘Weapons of Math Destruction’: A Data Scientist’s Warning About Impacts of Big Data


These days algorithms have taken on an almost godlike power—they’re up in the (data) clouds, watching everything, passing judgment and leaving us mere mortals with no way to appeal or to even know when these mathematical deities have intervened. That’s the argument made by Cathy O'Neil in her book “ Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” If algorithms are gods, she’s one of the high priests, as a data scientist and mathematician.

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HBCUs are leading centers of education — why are they treated as second-class citizens?

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A group of students, alumni and supporters named in the original lawsuit as the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education is seeking $577 million in damages. HBCUs are offering the kind of education that compels its students to create systems built on equity.

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. I don’t follow higher education very closely, so this is all from 20 feet away. Six Common Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. In a 2016 article, ‘ Innovation in Higher Education: Can Colleges Really Change?’,

Data Shows Black Students Continue to be Suspended More Often

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States such as Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin are being forced to respond to the data, with some cases of black students receiving suspensions at over four times the rate of white students. K-12 Schools Missouri Education Ohio Education School Discipline School Suspension Wisconsin Education

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Is California saving higher education?

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It’s one example of the many ways that California is taking on seemingly intractable problems that are plaguing higher education nationwide. Related: Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost.

Any educational reform that ignores segregation is doomed to failure

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Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court’s ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. In education, America does everything but equity.” Most states cut education spending in the 2008 recession.

Libraries Look to Big Data to Measure Their Worth—And Better Help Students


Visits to the library have shot up from 108,000 in 2008 to 280,000 last year. Still, something is working for students, and officials plan to keep watching the data and making design tweaks. And many other libraries are conducting similar experiments with library data ( one influential one was done by Adam Murray, dean of libraries and educational technologies at James Madison University.) How much library data do we want to be part of the student learning record?”

Third indication U.S. educational system is deteriorating

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educational system beginning to decay? Education Department considers the 2016 score to be a statistical tie for 13th place because it was so close to those of the three countries ranked immediately ahead of it. educational system is deteriorating appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

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The world’s developed nations are placing a big bet on education investments, wagering that highly educated populaces will be needed to fill tomorrow’s jobs, drive healthy economies and generate enough tax receipts to support government services.

The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation

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of Education, 2018. As part of the federal recovery effort to boost the economy after the 2008 recession, the U.S. Education Department suddenly had a big pot of money to give away to “innovations” in education. Why is innovation so hard in education?

Study: Boosting soft skills is better than raising test scores

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Education researchers are trying to come up with different ways to measure success. Higher Education. An exemplar school for boosting test scores at the 95th percentile might only be 75th percentile for building soft skills, according to the Chicago high school data.

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@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

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Listen to Jennifer Gonzalez talk about 5 tech tools every educator should try in 2017. Jon was the co-designer of Minarets High School , which originated as a GAFE, 1:1 Macbook and PBL based high school in 2008 and has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times.

What Does Salesforce Buying Salesforce.org Mean for Higher Education?


Last week, Salesforce announced it will pay $300 million in cash for Salesforce.org, which sells discounted licenses of Salesforce’s customer-relationship management (CRM) tools to nonprofits and educational institutions. Education Technology Enterprises Higher Education

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education


This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Maia Sharpley’s career in education includes serving in executive positions with the New York City Department of Education, Kaplan and Charter Schools USA.

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Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now


To help teachers with the transition to online instruction, an edWebinar hosted by SETDA featured educators sharing what is working for them as they teach students online during the COVID-19 crisis. The last data point can identify areas where further clarification or modeling is needed.

Deal with online giant threatens Pennsylvania colleges, Moody’s warns

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Southern New Hampshire University used to be unknown outside New England but it’s quickly grown since the 2008 recession to become a national online degree giant with more than 130,000 students. Higher Education. “It points to increasing cross-border competition in higher education in a way we haven’t seen before because technology permits that,” said Fitzgerald.

Evidence increases for reading on paper instead of screens

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Her specialty within the field of education was reading comprehension. But many of her education students were telling her they preferred paper, she said. So, being a professional researcher, Clinton decided to delve into at all the studies published since 2008 about reading on screens.

5 levers that can unlock smarter demand for education technology

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When Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn published Disrupting Class in 2008, the current wave of education technology was still finding its footing. Moreover, even if schools want to focus on learning outcomes, they may be purchasing tools blindly when little to no efficacy data exists to inform their decisions. One factor that makes any conversation about edtech demand fraught is the sheer fragmentation of the education market. Education Blog

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

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The following three sections detail the range of best practices found by researchers to be critical for ensuring educator growth and success: Effective Administrator and Teacher Leadership. 2004; Vescio, Ross, and Adams, 2008 ; The Wallace Foundation, 2012): A vision of academic success for all students based on high expectations. Data to track and promote collaborative inquiry and practices that improve student learning. 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ).

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Mapping higher education cuts and tuition increases

Bryan Alexander

How do changes in funding American higher education play out across the nation? I highlighted Florida as one example: Again, a giant financial meteor slammed into the US in 2008, and we’ve been suffering aftershocks for the past seven years.

Montana vote becomes a national referendum on public confidence in higher ed

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In addition to collecting useful data on the fragile ecosystem, the purpose of this visit to the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station was to entice the students to go on to college and expand their own horizons. Sign up here for our higher-education newsletter.

Where are all the women apprentices?

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percent since 2008, even though apprenticeships have started to expand beyond traditionally male professions such as construction into fields such as IT and early childhood education.

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education


That’s how 2U co-founder and CEO, Chip Paucek, framed its latest deal : acquiring Trilogy Education Services , an education company that helps set up and run short-term coding programs at university extension schools, for $750 million.

OPINION: What health care can teach educators about the difference between ‘equal’ and ‘equitable’

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If we did in health care what we do in education, we’d say this to everyone who walks through the hospital door: “We prescribe the same treatment for everyone. Equal treatment will not enable us to reach the nation’s professed objective of educating all children for success.

Are we ready? How we are teaching – and not teaching – kids about climate change

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This story about climate change and education was produced as part of the This story was produced as part of the nine-part series “Are We Ready? Beatriz López taught seventh grade science in the Lake Travis Independent School District, in Austin, Texas, from 2008 to 2017.

20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

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Another "big" for Texas is education, and when I'm looking to get a pulse on what the current trends and landscape are, I turn to social media! In no particular order, here are some of my colleagues' and my favorite educational Twitter accounts from deep in the heart of Texas.