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North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

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The North Carolina New Schools Project first received an $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meant to restructure secondary education through the creation of smaller high schools. Among other donations, $26 million came from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in addition to a $15 million grant in 2011 and a $20 million grant in 2014 from the US Department of Education. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

Connecting SEL with Academic Achievement to Achieve True Education Equity

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In this role, she works to fill current gaps in research, policy, and advocacy to ensure that schools holistically support the well-being and development of students, and especially for low-income students and students of color. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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New data: Even within the same district some wealthy schools get millions more than poor ones

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Nearly 90 percent of the school population is considered low-income and nearly three-quarters are labeled English learners, meaning that the state language arts test assesses their reading and writing ability in a language they’re still trying to learn. At Ronald D.

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

The Hechinger Report

DeLorenzo screened the candidates, assessing their capacity for change, and six districts were approved , among them the three districts mentioned above that had already begun experimenting with the model. Nellie Mae passed on the money to the Portland-based Great Schools Partnership, which used it to coordinate The New England Secondary School Consortium, a coalition advocating for proficiency-based diplomas, among other things.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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A 2011 federal study that followed students for several years after high school graduation found that special education students are less likely to go to and complete college and, if they joined the workforce, earned nearly $4 an hour less than former general education students. All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

The No Child Left Behind targets, set in 2001, became more flexible in 2011, after U.S. Once the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approves charters in Louisiana, the applications are generally set aside and ignored. Second grade teacher Lynnon Carney helps a student with math at Arise Academy. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million. Instructure first announced its launch in 2011 in the pages of Techcrunch.

How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education

The Hechinger Report

Starting in 2011, several key groups and people in Maine worked to put the state ahead of the pack in terms of legal requirements for proficiency. Former state education commissioner Stephen Bowen was a cheerleader for the idea during his tenure at the Maine Department of Education from 2011 to 2013. It should be clear to students which skills will be assessed on any test or project and how those skills will be graded.