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Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

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I grew up in my parent’s motel and attended local urban public schools, which had a dropout rate of 40 percent. A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. SAT Scores: A New Number.

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

In November 2016, over 250 school district leaders, researchers, thought leaders, and other partners came to Baltimore, Maryland to learn from one of the nation’s most forward-thinking school districts, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. ” During a keynote address at the meeting, Dr. Freeman A.

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. Higher Ed Opinion 2016 ElectionAnthony Carnevale. I miss watching Gunsmoke on Saturday nights. I miss casseroles.

As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

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Only about one in five of 2016 graduates got full-time jobs in legal offices, the advocacy organization Law School Transparency reported. I will not shut down my investigations or stand by while loan-servicing companies are given a free pass to cheat students.”.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

By 2016, annual expenses had begun outpacing operating revenues by $14 million. Colleges are also working to reduce their numbers of dropouts on the principle that it’s cheaper to provide the kind of support required to keep tuition-paying students than to recruit more.

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

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I was concerned and afraid of what might happen to her, but you cannot cut their wings,” said Aranda, an operations manager for a talent supply chain company. Mothers listen to a representative of the Chicago Gear Up program discuss best practices for helping their children apply to college.

Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

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Statistically, almost half of school dropouts do so because they don’t see the relevance. Set up a virtual meeting by answering a series of questions designed to find the right expert for your needs.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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We’ve seen stories about a dropout factory, or a district school where only a small percentage of students are proficient in math or reading (and not getting any better with time or interventions or waivers). Today, I lead a company that creates online models for teaching and learning, yet my mission is much the same as it was when I was in the classroom. Woody Allen once said, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.”

Are uncertified teachers better than substitutes?

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LAS VEGAS — Last year, before Anthony Boccia joined the teaching staff at Valley High School, his students spent hours in a windowless room in the company of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

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In 2016, 45,567 young people were held in facilities nationwide, down 20 percent from 2012.) The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions

Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

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Beginning with the class of 2020, all Chicago Public School students who meet traditional academic requirements necessary to graduate must also present a post-graduation plan before they can cross the stage to receive their diploma.

Oklahoma Joins Ranks of States and Agencies Cracking Down on Virtual Charter Schools

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The allegations, the Watch writes, are "inadequate financial reporting, failure to comply with the Open Meeting Act, inability to maintain a four-member governing board and inadequate organization." He also pointed out that ABLE is a nonprofit school attempting to serve homeless students, unlike many other virtual charter schools run by for-profit companies.

Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

MindShift

A nationwide survey of ELL educators by McKinsey & Company during the 2012-13 school year revealed 70 percent created their own materials. public schools and historically have some of the lowest test scores and highest dropout rates of all student groups. But advocates are worried schools might not be able to meet these benchmarks without proper materials.

British universities reach out to the new minority: poor white males

The Hechinger Report

And meeting college students like him, Hood said, “definitely opens them up to the possibility” of aiming higher. companies, at just under 15 percent, according to the Center for American Progress.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

In meetings with his academic adviser during the second semester of his freshman year, Robinson said he learned that though his GPA was solid, the school’s computer algorithm saw trouble. The dropout problem got a lot worse in the 1990s when more people started attending college.

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

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So unrelentingly are the cards stacked against them that only 694 high school graduates from all of Puerto Rico went to college on the mainland or abroad in 2016 , the last year for which the figure is available from the U.S.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: The human cost of college debt that becomes “purgatory”

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By 2025, more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some kind of post-secondary education, and now only 45 percent of the state’s young adults meet that criterion. In 2016 it was 79 percent.

How to help struggling young readers

The Hechinger Report

The repercussions of not learning to read are magnified for poor children: Research shows that low-income children who cannot read at grade level by third grade are six times more likely to become high school dropouts. “In

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How to Prepare Students in the Early Years to Read at Grade Level

MindShift

The repercussions of not learning to read are magnified for poor children: Research shows that low-income children who cannot read at grade level by third grade are six times more likely to become high school dropouts.

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

The Hechinger Report

ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. Ten years later, the couple sat across a wooden table from Caleb, now 16, a high school dropout and, as of September, survivor of a suicide attempt.

Education's Online Futures

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No doubt, Udacity, Coursera, and edX have been moving away from “free” and “open” online education for a while now , charging fees for courses and certificates and acting much more like online program management companies – third party vendors for Internet-based courses and degree programs. For its part, Udacity has fully rebranded itself as a high-tech job training company, a topic I’ll cover in more detail in a forthcoming article in this series.

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” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” on Election Day 2016, closed at post-election high of $17.85 Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient.