Communities hit hardest by the pandemic, already struggling, could face a dropout cliff

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The pandemic will create that dropout crisis if schools just focus on 11th and 12th graders and trying to catch them up. The pandemic will create that dropout crisis if schools just focus on 11th and 12th graders and trying to catch them up.

Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.

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In his book, “ High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year ,” Anthony’s complicated relationship to education comes through as the fuel behind his work. This week we’re bringing you a special episode of our weekly podcast. Listen here , or read more below. Families have moved their homes to Salisbury, North Carolina to live in the school district where Anthony Johnson teaches 4th and 5th grade on the slim chance that their children will be enrolled in his class.

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ReUp Education Raises $6 Million Series A to Help College Dropouts Return

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Sarah Horn wants to correct a myth about students who stop college before graduating. Students don’t always leave college because they can’t handle the academic rigor. Often, she says, a life event usually interrupts their studies—starting a family or a parent becomes ill, for example—and the CEO of ReUp Education says students shouldn’t suffer for it. “It It becomes very hard for some learners, especially first-generation, to continue to stay in a traditional institution,” says Horn, 40.

Most Popular EdSurge Podcast Episodes of 2019

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High School Dropout. The title of Anthony Johnson’s book explains why he’s an unlikely educator: it’s called “High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year.” Education is complicated. And some of the toughest issues educators face don’t fit neatly into a short article.

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. The first rigorous evaluation of one of the larger programs came out in October 2019 and found some promising results. Nonetheless, the dropouts declined for all black boys who had access to the course.

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020

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This drives learner engagement, boosts retention rates and reduces the course dropout rates. If e-learning came to life as a method to augment face-to-face learning, it is now an approach to education that is bigger than the traditional method it was meant to support.

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Online Tutor–Is it Right For You?

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Naturally, dropout rates of online teaching courses are lower than those of traditional classes. If you’re searching for alternatives to teaching in a classroom and you’re a stellar teacher, you have a lot of options.

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University, Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Chamber and Brandy Johnson, advisor, Office of the Governor – Michigan announce a new initiative to remove college debts at gathering hosted by the Lumina Foundation in Detroit Michigan on April 30, 2019. Andre Perry Higher Ed News Opinion community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion Race

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

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Higher Ed News achievement gap Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Parents poverty RaceMothers listen to a representative of the Chicago Gear Up program discuss best practices for helping their children apply to college. After decades working with families of high school kids, the federal program extended its model this year to provide support through the first year of college.

How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

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Childhood traumatic stress from violence , abuse , corporal punishment and neglect contribute to educational outcomes such as excessive absenteeism, school dropout and school performance. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The interconnection between education and health is well established. Take, for example, smoking. Smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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in February 2019. 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. 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.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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She blamed the high dropout rates on the fact that many students have to juggle school with full- and part-time jobs, leaving little time for academics. Higher Ed News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Immigrants and Refugees RaceHsiulien Perez, a senior at IU Northwest, jots down notes in Hawthorn Hall just before heading to an afternoon class. Aaron Cantú, for The Hechinger Report.

This program is helping fast-diversifying suburban schools promote success for all students

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K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access RaceThe view from the entrance of Ridgeview Charter Middle School in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. Standing in front of Ridgeview Charter Middle School in this Atlanta suburb, you can’t help but notice the opulence of the homes that surround it. Soaring turrets. Columned entrances. Lush lawns.

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

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Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachersThe labor market value of a college degree has softened, stirring concern that a bachelor’s is no longer a gateway to the middle class. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report.

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

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K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Rural schoolsAt the Telstar Freshman Academy in Maine, service learning is included as part of the curriculum. Bailey Fraser, 15 (left), and her stepsister Leah Kimball, 15, volunteer with Edible Bethel during their service learning block. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

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K-12 News Graduation and dropouts High school reform Personalized Learning Rural schoolsEditor’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. Subscribe today! The high school graduation rate in Utah’s Juab School District was 78 percent in 2009.

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

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The George Washington Carver marching band in the Femme Fatale parade in February 2019. 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.

After all the fuss about getting in, how do poor students survive on elite campuses?

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Higher Ed K-12 News Opinion Funding Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race SegregationAnthony Abraham Jack is the author of the new book, “The Privileged Poor,’’ which looks at ways elite institutions can do a better job with scholarship students. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report.

College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

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Higher Ed K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Mental health and trauma poverty Social emotionalMonnojan Tasnia, a 19-year-old who moved to New York City from Bangladesh four years ago, works with her Bridge Coach, Ruth Camacho, at the International High School for Health Sciences in Elmhurst, Queens. Photo: Sarah Gonser/The Hechinger Report. NEW YORK — Monnojan Tasnia needed all the pieces to fit together.

More students are leaving college without a degree

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Progress in the Deep South: Black students combat segregation, poverty and dwindling school funding

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High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed and earn thousands of dollars less per year than people with higher levels of education. In 2019, the share of white students in the parish’s traditional public schools was 46 percent. K-12 News achievement gap Funding Graduation and dropouts Parents poverty Race Rural schools Segregation teachers

It’s Time To Unlearn & Relearn Learning

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University of California, California high school dropouts cost state $46.4 Teachers College, Columbia University Teachers College, New York, 2019). This article was originally written and published by Rich Carr of Carr Knowledge. You can read more at Brain-centric Design. Our innate capacity to learn, to think, to create, and adapt endowed us with the evolutionary advantages necessary to become one of the most successful organisms on the planet.

Testing abuses, legacy preferences and bad parent behavior all influence who gets into college: What must change?

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Higher Ed K-12 News Opinion achievement gap community college Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Parents povertyActress Lori Loughlin appears in court to face charges in the college admissions cheating scandal related to her daughter’s admission at USC; she pleaded not guilty. Photo: JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images.

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

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By 2019, the school had a student body with some of the biggest challenges in the city. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts RaceJunior Tye Mansion goes up to bat for the McDonogh 35 Roneagles. Jess Clark for The Hechinger Report. NEW ORLEANS — The McDonogh 35 “Roneagles” were killing their opponents on the softball field. Junior Tye Mansion had just stolen a base, and her teammates in the dugout were going wild, chanting and taunting the other team.

Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

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Higher Ed News community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionVictoria Dzindzichashvili attended college mostly part time and took 10 years to get her undergraduate degree. Now she is commuting to graduate school at Harvard. Photo by Noah Willman for The Hechinger Report. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On her way to her master’s program at Harvard University’s John F.

How Attendance Awards Backfire

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School attendance has become a point of focus in educational reform in recent years, as research has indicated that chronic absenteeism is a predictor of poor academic performance and higher dropout rates. candidate Carly Robinson and presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, is the first to explore whether those awards actually have any quantifiable impact.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized LearningIn tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Photo: E. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. PROVIDENCE, R.I. Half an hour west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, past potholed highways lined with maple, ash and pine trees, is the town of Foster, population 4,700.

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

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K-12 Curriculum Data and research Discipline Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma poverty Principals Race Social emotionalMeghan Groves, a teacher at Washington-Lee Elementary School, in Bristol, Virginia, leads her first graders in “closing circle,” where they talk about how their day went. Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. BRISTOL, Va. — It was nearly time to hitch on backpacks and heed the carpool announcements delivered over walkie-talkie.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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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. And for all of the work it’s done to reduce the number of dropouts, the higher education industry has so far barely moved the needle. Higher Ed News Business Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Higher Education newsletter

New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

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Higher Ed K-12 News Adult learning community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Mental health and trauma Personalized LearningThe Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Vita Blanco at her graduation celebration at a friend’s home in Vancouver, Wash. Alisha Jucevic for The New York Times. A GED and a college degree, too.

School Cellphone Use Contracts Can Reduce Bullying

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The Washington Post reported (July 16, 2019) that a report filed by the National Center for Education Statistics, that online bullying and texting is the rise among middle and high school students. The Washington Post reported (October 8, 2019) that the percentage of third-graders who had their own cellphones had “more than doubled from 19 percent in 2013 to 45 percent in 2017 About 50 percent of fourth-graders and 70 percent of fifth graders went to school with a phone in 2017.”

Going back to school after 50

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Higher Ed News Adult learning Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionArmy veteran Chester Dixon, right, works with William Moore, Georgia Department of Labor veterans representative, to apply for a new skills-based program to get out-of-work veterans trained and back in the job market, in Atlanta. The program is open to veterans between the ages of 35 and 60. AP Photo/David Goldman.

Hope in coal country: Parents without diplomas keep their kids in school

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High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed than those with a diploma, and they earn thousands of dollars less per year. Featured Stories K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Race Rural schoolsFIRST STEP TO THE MIDDLE CLASS: More than 27 million Americans age 25 or older don’t have a high school diploma or GED, the basic credential needed to qualify for nearly 80 percent of jobs in this country.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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K-12 News achievement gap English language learners Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Immigrants and Refugees Immigration Personalized Learning poverty RaceThe Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Megan Nickels, PedsAcademy founder, helps Ella Greene build a robotic version of her dog.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

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Though some programs have helped lower dropout rates and improved graduation rates for students of color, the gap in the percentage of students finishing a degree has barely budged across the 30 community colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and University system. That money was part of more than $4 million that Minnesota State allocated in performance-based funding in 2019 to colleges that exceeded their expected outcomes for all students, and for students of color, in particular.

The Why Is Everything

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He knows the mindset well; before he was a Harvard professor, he was a high school dropout. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Everyone loves a dark horse story: Albert Einstein struggled as a student. Rowling was on welfare before selling her Harry Potter manuscript. Oprah was fired from one of her first jobs before becoming a media mogul.

Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

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Higher Ed News Adult learning Betsy Devos for-profit education Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionThe U.S. Department of Education published its annual look at student loan default rates last week, singling out 15 higher education institutions for rates so high that they are at risk of losing their access to federal student aid. At some of these schools, more than half of students default on their loans.

STUDENT VOICES: NYC’s schools chief Richard Carranza promised us he’ll keep pushing for racial integration

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K-12 News Gifted education Graduation and dropouts Law and policy Miseducation Podcast Race School choice SegregationNew York City’s new schools chancellor Richard Carranza has faced criticism for the integration policies he’s pushing for in one of the nation’s most segregated school districts. But in an exclusive interview, he said he would stand his ground.

Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

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SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear. As the importance and benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) have become more widely recognized, many teachers have struggled to combine this type of learning with their required curriculum.

How VR and AR take CTE programs to the next level

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Studies consistently reveal the importance of career and technical education (CTE) programs as a method to reduce dropout rates and to keep students focused on high school graduation. Across Pasco County Schools, where we educate 75,000 students, the vision for our CTE program is to provide broad exposure to CTE experiential learning opportunities while equipping students to be life-long learners.