Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle

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The teen birth rate plunged more than 60 percent from 1991 to 2014, the most recent year of data. Nearly a quarter million teenage girls, ages 15 to 19, gave birth to babies in 2014. The post Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle appeared first on The Hechinger Report. An 18-year-old attended an online high school in Detroit for young mothers, in 2015. Photo: Erin Einhorn for The Hechinger Report. With U.S.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

to help decrease the dropout rate at our high school.” Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. – Einstein. Our learners are creating, inventing, and problem-solving with digital devices in order to change the world.

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Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

to help decrease the dropout rate at our high school.” Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. – Einstein. Our learners are creating, inventing, and problem-solving with digital devices in order to change the world.

10 tips for students to keep in mind when using social media

The Innovative Educator

Student Voice is a student-run and non-partisan, not-for-profit organization focusing on issues such as dropout rates, student achievement, and workforce readiness. I was excited to be asked to share ideas about effective social media use for young people with Student Voice. Student Voice was created as a result of the research-based belief that all these issues will be improved with student voices in the classroom and in society.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

Educator Innovator

At the end of the 2014 school year, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) honored 24 graduating seniors from 12 different high schools. By engaging in the local community through her research, she proposed a local way to address the problem of Latino dropout rates at her school, asking that the school offer translation support for parents to talk with teachers at the beginning of each semester to check in on a student’s progress.

OPINION: Higher Education needs to get comfortable with trial and error

The Hechinger Report

That’s 73,000 additional graduates (above existing stretch goals) between 2014 and 2020, exceeding our 10-year goal of 68,000 in just six years.

The educational value of a black teacher

The Hechinger Report

In 2007-08, if a student had a stripe on their sock or a mark on a shoe, there was a consequence,” Ben Kleban, then CEO of the charter network College Prep told the Atlantic in 2014.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. Since former President Barack Obama launched his My Brother’s Keeper initiative in 2014 to support black and Latino boys and young men, nearly 250 communities across 50 states have launched programs under its umbrella.

‘It almost broke us’: Lawsuit accuses for-profit cosmetology college of withholding student financial aid

The Hechinger Report

The Iowa Attorney General’s suit against La’James, filed in 2014, accused the school of having used deceptive marketing and enrollment practices.

No longer ruled out: an educator develops strategies to keep court-involved students in school

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

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The top 20 percent of earners saw their incomes rise by 95 percent in real terms between 1979 and 2014, whereas the middle three quintiles recorded just 28 percent growth, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

To help first-generation students succeed, colleges enlist their parents

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Since 2014, the university has offered online video courses similar to those at Elizabethtown, but starting this fall, it will also host meetings over Zoom exclusively for first-generation parents, she said. Higher Ed News achievement gap Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Parents poverty Race

All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

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But since 2014, she says, when the district introduced this new outdoor project-based approach, students’ ambition and sense of identity have dramatically improved. Prior to 2014, students were distracted and disengaged, often doing the bare minimum to graduate from high school (if they did at all). K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Rural schools

More students are leaving college without a degree

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Between 2014 and 2018, the economy improved as it recovered from the Great Recession, and that could have pushed some students to leave school for a strong job market. Higher Ed News community college Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion Higher Education newsletterSign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Choose as many as you like. Weekly Update. Future of Learning. Higher Education. Mississippi Learning.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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In 2014, the labor market analysis firm Burning Glass Technologies tried to capture the extent of degree inflation. Higher Ed K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty RaceRyan Tillman-French, a developer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston. Chelsea Stahl / NBC News.

From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

Federal legislation passed in 2014 aimed to reduce barriers to foster youth working after-school jobs, playing sports and participating in other activities, but implementation has been uneven. “I In 2014 he was resettled in the small town of Bath, Michigan, through a federal foster program for refugee children. Western Michigan sophomore Kayla Mayes has been in foster care for as long as she can remember.

Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

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. But the proportion of overage students in Louisiana schools outside New Orleans is still startlingly high, averaging around one-third of students in 2014.

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

The Hechinger Report

Enrollment at the beginning of the academic year just ended was up 13 percent from 2014 , to 2,038. After all, the plummeting number of prospects makes it much harder to replace dropouts than it was when there was a seemingly bottomless supply of freshmen. This aggressive response has helped lower the dropout rate at the Texarkana campus back to 44 percent, according to still-unreleased figures, the university says. Dropouts cost colleges a collective $16.5

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

That push officially began in 2014, when Deborah Gist, then the state’s commissioner of education, announced a public-private “innovation partnership” to merge traditional and computerized pedagogy. Collectively, New England Basecamp and Highlander have trained hundreds of educators at dozens of schools in the state since 2014. K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning

The community college “segregation machine”

The Hechinger Report

Only 1 percent of African-American students and 2 percent of Latino students who enrolled in the lowest level of remedial math in 2014 made it through an entry-level college math class within two years (the amount of time it’s supposed to take to earn a full associate’s degree). Higher Ed News achievement gap community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion Race Testing

Marching in Mardi Gras, a New Orleans school that once struggled shows off

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Relenting to pressure, the state ultimately agreed and, in 2014, broke ground on a state-of-the-art structure on the Carver site. K-12 News Arts education Charters Graduation and dropouts SolutionsPamela Prout Foxworth-Carter, queen of the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale, and a Carver alumna. Advocate Staff photo by Chris Granger.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Bartlett High School principal Sean Prince said he can’t speak to the details of Michael’s experience because he did not become the school’s principal until 2014, a year after Michael graduated. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special educationMichael McLaughlin and his mother, Michelle, at Michael’s 2013 graduation. Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. Photo courtesy Michelle McLaughlin.

Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

The Hechinger Report

The Greenfield model was conceived in the fall of 2014, when a team of school designers led by Samouha traveled the country visiting charter schools and borrowing their best ideas. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Personalized LearningFourth-graders Jorlando Vega (center) and Diego Reyes prepare to dissect a frog with the help of a Quinnipiac University med student as part of a “mini-med-school” expedition at Elm City College Prep, in New Haven, Connecticut.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. Nationally, 52 percent of low-income high school graduates immediately enrolled in college in 2014, compared to 81 percent of high-income students.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

The Hechinger Report

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Kate Lord didn’t have a plan when she graduated from Brunswick High School in 2014. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special educationThis story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

The Hechinger Report

His system fails when he has to determine random words or subjects,” his mom wrote in a letter to the superintendent in April 2014. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special educationMark Nelson poses for a photo at Citrus College in Glendora, California. Credit: Melissa Lyttle for HuffPost. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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Opened in 2014 when two existing vocational programs consolidated, Essex Tech is preparing to graduate its first senior class to have spent the entirety of their high school careers at the new campus. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Social emotional SolutionsHATHORNE, Mass. —

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

The Hechinger Report

When he got to Purdue University in 2014, he didn’t have a system for organizing his deadlines. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special educationAdam Salomon at his high school graduation. Salomon’s mother, Karen, says he was not prepared for life after high school. Photo: Karen Salomon for The Hechinger Report.

Are Mississippi’s students prepared for college?

The Hechinger Report

More than 42 percent of students who arrived at the state’s community colleges in 2014 required at least one remedial course, as did more than 17 percent of new students, including transfers, at four-year public Mississippi universities according to a new analysis of data. In 2014, Mississippi State University had the lowest percentage of students enrolled in one or more remedial course during the first year of college. Higher Ed News community college Graduation and dropouts

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

In 2014, an Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice remedial plan, created as part of a settlement agreement following a 2012 lawsuit against the department, specifically called for a blended-learning model to resolve inadequate educational opportunities in the system. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions

NYC’s bold gamble: Spend big on impoverished students’ social and emotional needs to get academic gains

The Hechinger Report

Last year, 23 percent of the school’s third-graders passed the state reading test, up from 0 percent in 2014. Indeed, out of the original 94 Renewal schools named in 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has already closed three and merged five others into non-Renewal schools, arguing that families have “better options” in those communities. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts poverty Principals RaceFourth-graders at P.S. 67 often work in groups.

Six reasons you may not graduate on time

The Hechinger Report

Melanie Tucci calculated that she would have to work about 30 hours a week as well as take out loans to make it through college when she started at Temple in 2014. Nearly 40 percent of them get no credit for any of the courses they have completed and lose 27 credits on average — or about a year of school, according to a 2014 federal study. Higher Ed News community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion Solutions

How does Mississippi really compare when it comes to graduation rates?

The Hechinger Report

Our 2014 investigation found that students who receive these “diplomas” are often unable to find jobs and enroll in higher education; many employers, colleges and universities fail to recognize the diplomas as an adequate sign of high school completion.). K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Special educationContrary to what many may think, Mississippi is not at the bottom of all data sets when it comes to high school graduation rates.

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

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Still, there are some stalwart critics, notably Benjamin Riley, who visited many personalized-learning classrooms from 2010 to 2014 as the policy and advocacy director for the NewSchools Venture Fund. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers