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. What happens to the education of these young women?

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to help decrease the dropout rate at our high school.” Cool Sites Effective Technology Integration Global Issues in Education pbl problem based learning project based learning 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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to help decrease the dropout rate at our high school.” Cool Sites Effective Technology Integration Global Issues in Education pbl problem based learning project based learningIncluded 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.

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

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These factors combine to depress first-generation student graduation rates, say higher education experts. She said that more institutions may try to find ways to include parents and families in their children’s higher education in the coming years.

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

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Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. 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.

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

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This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to economic stability. Higher education has long been viewed as the key to higher earnings and financial security.

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

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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. BRUNSWICK, Maine — Kate Lord didn’t have a plan when she graduated from Brunswick High School in 2014.

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

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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. He knew it would be easy; he said tests in his special education classes almost always were.

From foster care to college

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Western Michigan, a suburban public university with more than 18,000 undergrads, started the Seita Scholars Program after some of its faculty and staff attended a conference in 2007 on the educational challenges facing foster youth.

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

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Higher Education.

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

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Texas A&M University at Texarkana has one of the lowest retention rates of public higher-education institutions; 55 percent who started in 2012 were gone by 2016. Enrollment at the beginning of the academic year just ended was up 13 percent from 2014 , to 2,038. Higher Education.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. But what are parents’ experiences with their children’s use of educational media?

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world. He''ll also provide an overview of the accompanying educational resources.

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.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

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At the end of the 2014 school year, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) honored 24 graduating seniors from 12 different high schools. The event “Celebrating Community Ready,” part of an initiative supported by the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network , an Educator Innovator partner, stressed that preparing students for democracy in the digital age is a critical part of the educational mission of schools.

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.

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

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But away from the political debates and television lights, educators in the Patchogue-Medford school district have been quietly cultivating a different image. The recession forced the district to lay off 50 educators, but as its finances improved, the district prioritized bilingualism.

The big jobs of small-town principals

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Rural school leaders have some of the most complex, multifaceted jobs in education. Half of all new principals quit their jobs within three years, according to a 2014 study. Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado.

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.

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.

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. By the time Collegiate Academies was designing the high school’s new building, Bryant knew that, to maintain Carver’s band legacy, give his students a well-rounded music education, and satisfy those alums, he needed an acoustically strong band room. K-12 News Arts education Charters Graduation and dropouts Solutions

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

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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. The vast majority of special education students can grasp rigorous academic content. 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.

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

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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. Higher Education. What students need, some education experts say, is a powerful incentive to keep going.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

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The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Just eight states provided both comparable educational and comparable vocational services. Just eight states provided both comparable educational and comparable vocational services, the survey found.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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Massachusetts is turning that traditional model on its head by having many schools combine rigorous academics with hands-on career training, now called “career and technical education.” A similar proportion receive special education services, on par with the statewide average for high schools.

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Six reasons you may not graduate on time

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Understanding that cost is an issue that won’t be solved immediately, we asked educators to identify the other biggest obstacles to a timely graduation. according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. “We

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

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Last year, 23 percent of the school’s third-graders passed the state reading test, up from 0 percent in 2014. Until recently, education reform has prioritized the growth of charter schools, enforcement of strict discipline and high-stakes testing.

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

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A learning disability does not necessarily preclude a student from mastering a general education curriculum. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship

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A 2014 protest for immigrant rights in New York. He is a member of the Latino education advocacy group Nuestra Voz and a student at Cohen College Prep in New Orleans. The education philosopher John Dewey said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

Why high school football is making a comeback in New Orleans

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The city’s educational experiment, ripping up nearly an entire district to replace it with the new model, meant charters here, including KIPP Renaissance, were under intense pressure to show academic results — fast. KIPP players on the sidelines at their game against Sophie B. Wright.

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.

More Democrats urging higher education reform

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Higher education reform saw another bipartisan development this week, as a group of Democratic senators urged the federal government to pressure accrediting agencies. At the same time the Department of Education called for similar action. Once again we see Democrats pushing to change higher education. The goal of that letter (signed by two dozen senators) is to get accreditors to crack down on badly performing colleges and universities.

More Democrats urging higher education reform

Bryan Alexander

Higher education reform saw another bipartisan development this week, as a group of Democratic senators urged the federal government to pressure accrediting agencies. At the same time the Department of Education called for similar action. Once again we see Democrats pushing to change higher education. The goal of that letter (signed by two dozen senators) is to get accreditors to crack down on badly performing colleges and universities.

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(National) Education Politics. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports.