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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Students who withdraw are also much more likely to default on their loans; dropouts make up two-thirds of defaults nationwide. The number of dropouts with federal loans at these institutions has grown from 35,443 in 2007-09 to more than 56,600 in 2013-15.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo. Siemens also serves on the advisory board of learning analytics company Civitas Learning and is a mentor to startups in Intel’s Education Accelerator. Creativity, complex problem-solving and coordinating with others are among skills that will become increasingly important for workers to develop by 2020, according to the World Economic Forum.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

science and student exchange programs through the end of the current budget cycle in 2020.” ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” ” I’ll be adding student loan company Quiklo to the ed-tech dead pool. The company, which sells subscriptions to boxes full of kids’ activitites, has raised $7.33 (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

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Hack Education

Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). And there’s more on how schools and companies violate athletes’ privacy in the data and privacy section below. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. As Edsurge observes , “New CEO at Coursera Comes From Financial Tech, Not Higher Ed” – he was the co-founder of Financial Engines, a retirement planning company. ” The company has raised $16.5 It’s a digital worksheet company.

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

The Hechinger Report

Even with the lopsided majority of women dental students, it will take until 2020 for the genders in the profession to be even, according to the National Health Service. companies, at just under 15 percent, according to the Center for American Progress.