National Dropout Prevention Center Offers Resources

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School closures are traumatizing students, families, and educators, presenting a new dropout risk factor and requiring schools to develop immediate virtual solutions. The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has produced topical videos and virtual professional development to support schools and educators during current uncertain times. The second set of online courses includes 16 research-based effective dropout prevention strategies courses.

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

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Just ask a parent trying to take the place of educators while working from home.). Honestly, we’ve reached an unprecedented point in higher education,” Lalande said. “We

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How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

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Related: Online higher education isn’t winning over students forced off campus by the coronavirus. Jenna Sablan, assistant research professor at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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

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Even with his impressive list of accomplishments, Elliott worried that his education would be derailed. “I Related: From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration. Educators can change this,” she said. Educators can change this.”.

Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future

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It’s one of a small but growing number of places where experts are testing new ideas that will shape the future of a college education, using everything from blockchain networks to computer simulations to artificial intelligence, or AI. Related: Is California saving higher education?

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

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The class-action lawsuit was filed by Student Defense, a national legal defense network focused on higher education, and a Des Moines law firm, Wandro & Associates P.C. Department of Education.

Who Will Teach the Children? The 3 Keys to Building Globally Competitive, World Class Schools

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Schools cannot prepare, highly successful graduates if there are not sufficient highly effective educators in school classrooms and in school front offices. I am a lifelong professional educator. This experience can help educators better communicate with parents and students.

How parents of young kids make it through college

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She’s one of seven children of parents with no higher education, and her own plans of attending Queens College after high school were derailed. “I She later started early childhood education classes at BMCC, quit her bank job and became an assistant teacher.

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How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

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The College Board, which administers the SAT, cancelled the May 2, 2020, test and will be reviewing whether to hold June 6 testing. Many students and educators believe that the coronavirus-related disruptions are likely to be temporary. This story on the coronavirus and college admissions was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

Who will Teach the Children?

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The United States faces a serious educational crisis. In the first ten months of 2018, public educators quit at an average rate of 83 per 10,000 on staff. What subjects are losing the most educators? In addition to educational disruption, what are the costs to school systems?

STUDENT VOICE: Black boys need the guidance and mentorship of black male teachers

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Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, African American teachers were pushed out of schools and out of the teaching profession to make integration more appealing to white families. This historical tension of not feeling wanted or valued by the educational system is understandable.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

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While credit recovery is one of the fastest-growing fields in online education, many programs are little more than diploma mills hastening students through the curriculum with insufficient support. Department of Education brief. Department of Education brief.

Let Evidence Guide the Solutions to Student Absenteeism

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Chronic absenteeism emerged as a top indicator that affects students’ educational experiences. Chronically absent middle schoolers have lower grades and test scores that increase dropout potential. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. Students miss a school day now and then.

STUDENT VOICES: Transfer schools offer a second chance to graduate high school

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In an effort to reengage recent dropouts, Good Shepherd founded South Brooklyn Community High School.

Focusing on the Fifth Year to Help Students Graduate

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Originally posted on Chalkbeat on March 3, 2020. Several schools where large numbers of students graduate in the fifth year are dedicated to educating teens who fall behind on credits or face other barriers to graduation.

US Graduation Rates on Track to Reach 90% by 2020

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A new report released this week suggests that American schools are still on track to reach the national goal of having 90% of high school students graduate on time by 2020. According to the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics at the U.S.

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.

Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

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President Obama, noting that community colleges provide affordable tuition and flexible courses, and are particularly good for students who are working or need remedial classes, pledged to provide funding to enable the schools to produce an additional five million graduates by 2020.

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. Read more about education in New Orleans.

Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school

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Sometimes it’s simply a matter of educating parents about the importance of attendance. Higher Education. It’s really hard to achieve your mission as a school district to educate children if they’re not there.”.

Can a school save a neighborhood?

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The housing authority and the district, which manages the school, hired Big Picture Learning, a nationally recognized education nonprofit, to operate it. Board of Education decision. All Vaux students develop individualized education and wellness plans.

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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.

States use direct mail, money, to get more of their residents back to college

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The push to reach these dropouts by Mississippi and other states, including Indiana and Tennessee, reflects a growing recognition that there just aren’t enough students coming out of U.S. Higher Education. Glenn Boyce, Mississippi commissioner of higher education.

Researchers Say Level of Education and Health Causally Linked

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The findings revealed that if every adult high school dropout in the population in the year 2010 had a GED or a diploma, 145,243 deaths could have been avoided, reports Anya Kamenetz for NPR. ” The more education a person has, the less likely that person will be obese.

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(National) Education Politics. Not so fast , says Doug Levin : “Scant Details, Fuzzy Math in $500 Million Public-Private Computer Science Education Push.” ” Trump has, of course, proposed some $9 billion in funding cuts to the Department of Education, so this is hardly “new money.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “What You Need to Know About the New Guidance on Title IX.” State and Local) Education Politics.

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(National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “A Task Force With Falwell Is Happening, White House Says.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A Father’s Day Event.” State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education.

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Education Politics. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Congress, in an effort to limit federal involvement in higher education, has voted to eliminate Obama-era regulations on teacher-preparation programs.” ” Education Department hires include a venture capitalist, members of the Trump campaign, and a KIPP school founder. Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.”

Do students buy into maker culture?

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The maker industry is projected to grow to more than $8 billion by 2020, and with the maker movement infiltrating classrooms, after-school clubs and homes, it’s no wonder. Maker culture is going mainstream.

OPINION: What if corporate America did more to raise the high school graduation rate?

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Even though this crucial completion figure hit 84 percent in 2016, up from 71 percent in 2001, the nation is off pace when it comes to reaching a graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. Related: How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education.

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

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You’re in purgatory,” said Nicole Smith, vice president of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Students who withdraw are also much more likely to default on their loans; dropouts make up two-thirds of defaults nationwide.

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

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Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people." That’s his explanation for how he thinks about the role of education in the 21st century. A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy. The LINK Lab is a hub international scholars exploring the digitization of knowledge and learning and how this process impacts education.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re

Why Community College Completion Is Often a Long and Winding Road

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While her particular case may be unique, Gnyp’s path to higher education is more typical of an American college student than what is often portrayed in the media: the recent high school graduate showing up on a leafy college campus away from home for a four-year college experience.

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

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It’s also part of a subtle attempt to address a growing problem the United Kingdom has in common with the United States: After decades in which men in college far outnumbered women, boys are entering higher education in ranks so low that the balance on campuses has dramatically reversed.