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

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But not every student can make the leap to full-time status, said Karen Stout, president of the nonprofit advocacy group Achieving the Dream; many have neither the money nor the time. Victoria Dzindzichashvili attended college mostly part time and took 10 years to get her undergraduate degree.

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. Ortiz knew she had Pell Grant aid coming in, but didn’t know how to access it.

From foster care to college

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Jennifer Pokempner, director of child welfare policy at Juvenile Law Center, a legal advocacy group in Philadelphia, said the Seita program is “seen as a model.” DHHS staff work from the Seita office to help students access state grants and to provide other support.

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

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After all, the plummeting number of prospects makes it much harder to replace dropouts than it was when there was a seemingly bottomless supply of freshmen. Dropouts cost colleges a collective $16.5

The community college “segregation machine”

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The California Acceleration Project, an advocacy group founded by faculty, reported that pass rates for underprepared students at Cuyamaca in college-level math jumped to 67 percent last year, up from 10 percent the year before.

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. Still, a study by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law found, they could do much more than they are now. “We

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

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Administrators also told the family they could connect with the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services or apply for Vocational Rehabilitation, a federally funded service that helps people with disabilities access higher education and employment.

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

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All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special education

The messy reality of personalized learning

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For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention. She added, “Facebook plays no role in the Summit Learning Program and has no access to any student data.”).

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

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The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. It impedes access to institutions they might be qualified for, because it’s not being accepted.”.

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

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He is a member of the Latino education advocacy group Nuestra Voz and a student at Cohen College Prep in New Orleans. Students need access to quality high schools, citizenship and real pathways to gainful employment, he added. A 2014 protest for immigrant rights in New York. Photo: U.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Basecamp schools then receive mentoring from and troubleshooting by Summit staff, as well as PLP access throughout the academic year. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

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In our current education system, we continue to see gaps in graduation rates and unequal access to high-quality public schools. When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories.

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OPINION: Fearful that they will be seen as ‘lazy’ or ‘unintelligent,’ most college students with disabilities don’t seek accommodation

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Only one in four students with learning disabilities disclose their disabilities to their colleges, leaving them without access to critical accommodations and putting them at greater risk of leaving school without a degree. The Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

Arne Duncan Joins Board of Ed-Tech Company Pluralsight

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Duncan told Fast Company that he sees Pluralsight, which is reportedly worth more than $1 billion and is funded by Silicon Valley interests , as a way to provide more learning opportunities to a broad group of people, including those who traditionally may not have access to such courses. By Guest Blogger Andrew Ujifusa. Cross-posted from the Politics K-12. Former U.S.

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

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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. Leslie Lipson, counsel to the Georgia Advocacy Office.

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” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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” Via Chalkbeat : NYC schools Chancellor Richard “Carranza unveils capital plan with $750 million in fixes for disability access.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Department of Education has placed restrictions on access to federal student aid for West Virginia public universities after the state was late submitting required annual financial statements for the third year in a row. But as Inside Higher Ed reports later in the week : “In the latest development in an eventful saga, Ashford University on Wednesday announced that it is closer to preserving access to Post–9/11 GI Bill benefits.”

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” “Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order,” reports Inside Higher Ed. “New study raises concerns about impact of automated social media advocacy on education coverage,” says Alexander Russo.