How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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A special education student at South Hills High School takes an online quiz about RNA. The district’s reforms to special education have included making sure students use the same textbooks as their general education peers.

Some evidence for the importance of teaching black culture to black students

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A Stanford University study finds that dropout rates were lower in Oakland, California, high schools that offered a special class for black students called the Manhood Development Program. Higher Education.

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What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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This story is a part of our Map to the Middle Class project, in which readers ask questions about educational pathways to financial stability and then we investigate. Related: Test prep to get into vocational education? Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

Can ‘work colleges’ in cities become a low-cost, high-value model for the future?

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The Plano region added more than 114,000 jobs between 2010 and 2015, according to the city’s economic development team. The demographic that we serve is the demographic that is becoming the majority of higher education.

The community college “segregation machine”

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This story was produced jointly by inewsource San Diego, a data-focused investigative news organization, and The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. I was looking forward to higher education.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Education.

Why placing students in difficult high school classes may increase college enrollment

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In Spokane, 48 percent of 2014 graduates who received free or reduced-price lunch — a typical indicator of poverty — went on to higher education the following year, compared to 65 percent of those who didn’t receive subsidized meals, according to state data.

STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, on a September speaking tour, told students she felt they mostly “just follow the same schedule, the same routine — just waiting to be saved by the bell” and that the U.S. The school opened in 2010. We focus on gifted education. Student Voices.

Why high school football is making a comeback in New Orleans

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Martin liked KIPP Believe, but when he was looking at high schools, he was apprehensive about enrolling at KIPP Renaissance, which opened in 2010. “At KIPP Renaissance moved into the building in 2010, adding a new grade each year until it fully ousted Douglass in 2014.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Beth Rabbitt, CEO of education nonprofit The Learning Accelerator. There’s tremendous hype swirling around personalized learning, with money pouring in from foundations and education technology companies eager to capitalize on the trend. We know how education reform is.

How More Education Could Save A Half-Million American Lives

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They found that if every adult high school dropout in the 2010 population had a GED or a regular diploma, 145,243 deaths could be averted. The connection between education levels and health has been well-documented, and, this study found, it's growing in recent generations. "In

Researchers Say Level of Education and Health Causally Linked

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The findings revealed that if every adult high school dropout in the population in the year 2010 had a GED or a diploma, 145,243 deaths could have been avoided, reports Anya Kamenetz for NPR. ” The more education a person has, the less likely that person will be obese.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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Department of Education. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. Department of Education says.

Making the American Dream a Reality for Underserved Students


The same phenomenon is true in higher education. We got around to talking about education, and she told me that she had to drop out of college because her sister’s children were in a dangerous situation; they needed a new caretaker. Tyler’s story is a classic example of how higher education has become a blind spot in our society. Collectively, college dropouts owe a staggering $1.35 In just one year (2010), the cost of college dropouts was $4.5

AllHere Gets a ‘Nudge’ to Scale Low-Cost, Research-Backed Way to Improve Student Outcomes


This week, Bergman’s efforts have found a new home in AllHere , an education technology startup that is acquiring the technology assets of EdNudge. When Bergman started looking into this topic in 2010, “there was a lot of existing research about the effectiveness of parent engagement.

Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

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Many observers of higher education might compare the administration’s proposed ratings system to the Quality-Value (QV) Index that I first proposed in 2010 , but there are several important differences. Rather than attempt to develop a ratings system to cover all of higher education, my proposal was for the QV Index to apply only to a small subset of higher education, at least initially.

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The hottest posts that everyone's reading

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Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog this week. Entry Pageviews High school dropout pursues passions, becomes millionaire. May 10, 2010, 39 comments 2471 5 Ways to Build Your Personal Learning Network. Aug 1, 2010, 4 comments 1949 Cure ADHD without Drugs with These Resources from. Feb 5, 2011, 23 comments 1397 Why Smartboards are a Dumb Initiative May 12, 2010, 68 comments 1081

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. He could have been another dropout casualty.

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OPINION: How identifying struggling students in middle school can keep struggling students from dropping out of high school

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At a time when little to no work exists for a high school dropout to support a family, the community, as a result, falls deeper into despair. At a time when little to no work exists for a high school dropout to support a family, the community, as a result, falls deeper into despair.

U.S. graduation rate hits 82 percent

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Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. Latest graduation rate data shows highest level in 5 years.

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

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Cruey’s school, in War, West Virginia, in McDowell County, has long been held up as a living example of how poverty can limit educational attainment. It means high rates of students in special education ? about 40 percent of middle school students have individualized education plans ?

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the 'Learning Revolution'


Well, it’s been ten years, and with the recent proliferation of terms like “personalized,” “mastery-based,” and “blended” in the education world, some of Robinson’s viewers may wonder if or how his take on schools has changed. For Robinson, his background in education extends all the way back to when he graduated from college. And over those thirty years, he has found that the solutions to education’s biggest issues are not a mystery. education system can right itself.

The hottest posts that everyone's reading

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Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator. Jul 15, 2010, 1786 5 ways innovative educators can spice up their LinkedIn. Jun 9, 2013, 1610 3 ways to decrease the teacher dropout crisis Jun 4, 2013, 1156 The packet-driven classroom May 19, 2013, 981 Use social media to shine on school quality reviews. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of pageviews. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you.

Eclipsed by urban counterparts, rural nonwhites go to college at equally low rates

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Factor in the higher dropout rate among nonwhite students in rural high schools, and the odds that black and Hispanic students from areas like this will ever earn degrees are just as low as for their urban counterparts. “A Higher Education. Read more about higher education.

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.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

Education's Online Futures

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This is part six of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Some of the most oft-told tales in education in recent years have the following plot: the students all move from “brick-and-mortar” to “online.” There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework.


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Education Politics. Details about the education-related elements of his speech from NPR , The New York Times , Education Week , and The Washington Post. ” More on changing her tune from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Executive Order Falls Short of Some HBCU Leaders’ Hopes.” And here’s how it differs from the one that Obama issued in 2010. Immigration and Education.

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A convenient untruth

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Rigid curriculum, lack of resources and bad student behaviour may also be high on the list for many educators. In an excellent expose on learning styles , Riener and Willingham (2010) argue this: ".learning-styles 2010) The Myth of Learning Styles.

Belonging and Believing: Transforming Remedial Math at Community Colleges


Developmental or remedial education forms a core service of community colleges, with a staggering 68% of all community college students taking at least one remedial course , most commonly English or math. According to a 2006 National Education Longitudinal study, the dropout rate in remedial courses is more than 70%, with only 28% of remedial students completing a degree after 8.5

The business decision segregating college students by income and race

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And many students aren’t, said Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor of higher education policy at Temple University and co-author of an ongoing six-year study at 42 public universities and colleges of practices that promote division or equality. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter.

Why College Is Not an Employment Agency


A new book makes “ The Case Against Education.” In his telling, higher education is all a big, expensive scam—such a dark place that you imagine that students are housed in a prison, not on campus. Nostalgics who paint their education as an intellectual feast are either liars or outliers.” Companies take it on faith that that a college degree is worth the handsome salaries graduates command; in contrast, dropouts suffer with little to show for their aborted time in school.

Trump has promised manufacturing jobs, but high school grads might want to seek credentialed “middle-skills” posts instead

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Those blue-collar jobs – at least as we remember them in our collective imagination – went to people, mostly men, fresh out of high school, graduate and dropout alike. In 1967, fully three-quarters of the American workforce had a high school education or less. Anthony Carnevale.

Colleges face a new reality, as the number of high schools graduates will decline

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Why It Matters: More minority and low-income grads going to college could require stronger commitment to educate them. ” Joe Garcia, president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Read more about higher education.