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High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

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Photo: Iris Schneider for The Hechinger Report. Since 2006, the share of California Hispanic 19-year-olds with a high school diploma has increased from 74 percent to 86 percent, according to the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California advocacy group.

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

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Photo: Stephanie Strom for The Hechinger Report. South Carolina’s Charleston County School District is among the many school districts around the country now working to modify and extend those programs to its middle and elementary schools. “It’s appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

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Rivera Pichardo for The Hechinger Report. 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.”. Rivera Pichardo for The Hechinger Report.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

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Katherine Cribbs, a second-grader at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, explores the online “energy dashboard” that tracks her school’s energy consumption and production. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. ARLINGTON, Va.

Some colleges start to confront a surprising reason students fail: Too many choices

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Photo: Maria Alejandra Cardona for The Hechinger Report. These students are increasingly the children of parents who helicoptered them through elementary, middle and high school or who didn’t go to college themselves and can’t provide much help with it.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

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based education advocacy group. “It For example, Tressa Norris, a library media specialist at Joppa View Elementary School, recently worked with second-graders on multimedia presentations about American symbols to bolster a unit about patriotism being taught by their classroom teacher.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

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Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. After the camp, 63 percent reported an interest in the field.

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom

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6] Students who are characterized as “difficult” or “bad-mannered” may be overwhelmed with toxic stress and unable to access the support they need because of the way others view them. In fact, one-fifth of all children report that they worry a lot.[14]

OPINION: Ending the stigma for college students with learning disabilities

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While 20 percent of elementary and secondary students have a learning disability, 94 percent of those students received some sort of help or accommodation while in high school.

States Are Adopting More Computer Science Policies. Are High Schools Keeping Up?

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But when it comes to policy that expands access to computer science education, legislators tend to be interested and in agreement. That, plus rapid tech adoption by schools and a major push from advocacy organizations, explains why nearly every U.S. schools, however, computer science instruction is still far from ubiquitous, according to a new report. Florida requires all middle and high schools and Nevada requires it in both elementary and high schools.

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

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Rachel Blustain for The Hechinger Report. Before elementary school, the boy was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety, and in kindergarten he was placed in a small, self-contained class for kids with disabilities. Rachel Blustain for The Hechinger Report.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

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Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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2 Big Teachers Unions Call For Rethinking Student Involvement In Lockdown Drills

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Now the advocacy group Everytown For Gun Safety is joining with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association — the nation’s largest education unions, with several million members — in calling for schools to reassess the use of lockdown drills.

How Schools Struggle to Serve Gifted Students with Disabilities

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This story about twice exceptional students was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Rachel Blustain for The Hechinger Report ). Rachel Blustain for The Hechinger Report).

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

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It’s a really fun way to introduce financial literacy quiz questions, like Quiz Bowl format, questions in classrooms, anywhere from elementary to high school students. If they miss a payment, they don’t know that it’s on the credit report for 7 years.

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Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

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Whitney Curtis for The Hechinger Report. The building is not completely ADA accessible. Whitney Curtis for The Hechinger Report. Whitney Curtis for The Hechinger Report. Whitney Curtis for The Hechinger Report. Whitney Curtis for The Hechinger Report.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

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A student leaps during a game at Horizons Elementary School. Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Florida and Rhode Island now mandate 20 minutes of recess time a day for elementary school students. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. APPLETON, Wisc.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

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The series was produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project , nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate Magazine. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

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The Hechinger Report visited schools in India recently and talked to experts about blended learning – which includes an element of online learning with in-class instruction – and the potential it has for helping both teachers and students in the world’s second-most populous country.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

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Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. ' Tagged on: September 20, 2017 Hackers Lock Down Entire School District With Threats: 'We Are Savage Creatures' | Gizmodo → As I've reported on the K-12 Cyber Incident Map, an entire school district in Montana shut down for three days following a data breach of student and faculty records.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. ' Tagged on: September 20, 2017 Hackers Lock Down Entire School District With Threats: 'We Are Savage Creatures' | Gizmodo → As I've reported on the K-12 Cyber Incident Map, an entire school district in Montana shut down for three days following a data breach of student and faculty records.

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OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

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During the past 50 years, no segment of elementary education has prospered against the odds more than homeschooling. In Massachu­setts, for example, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education lists and links to all private and parochial schools in the commonwealth.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

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Photo: Rory Doyle for The Hechinger Report. White students account for less than 5 percent of enrollment in these districts, according to a Hechinger Report analysis of state data. Photo: Rory Doyle for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Rory Doyle for The Hechinger Report.

Spanish-Speaking Parents Struggle to Learn How Well Schools Serve Their Children

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But that hasn’t stopped Diaz from advocating for parents like her to have better access to and understanding of school data. As observed in Part I of EdSurge’s report on school data, parents say insights from data dashboards allows them to make informed decisions about their children’s school experience and helps the community hold local officials accountable to promises for improvements. For people to go into the library to be able to access that data, that’s hard too.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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

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At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

Is repeating third grade — again and again — good for kids?

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Thousands of Mississippi’s third graders will sit in front of computers later this month to take the statewide reading test, but the eyes of teachers and administrators at Finch Elementary School will be intensely focused on a dozen students at this Wilkinson County school.

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.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

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They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. ” Regina Trout, kindergarten teacher at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown, N.Y. based education reform advocacy group.

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

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This fall, students at Enterprise Attendance Center in the small city of Brookhaven may get to draw, paint and make crafts in an elementary art class — the first the school has had in 12 years. billion on elementary and secondary education.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

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Nevertheless, many choice advocates support DeVos, including the Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz , former Florida Governor Jeb Bush , a national charter advocacy organization and the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal , Chicago Tribune and Detroit News , among others.

Schools Embracing Data, Metrics to Improve Effectiveness

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Riverside Elementary School in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is a school that embraces data analysis across operations, Motoko Rich writes for the NY Times. In Jenks, Oklahoma, the school district measures and reports on teachers’ photocopier usage.

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Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

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Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. The series was produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project , nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate Magazine.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

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Jackie Mader/ The Hechinger Report. Jackie Mader/ The Hechinger Report. It’s help teachers need: In 2016 , about 50,000 preschoolers were suspended at least once, and at least 17,000 were expelled, according to the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based liberal research and advocacy institute, which arrived at the estimate based on data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health. Jackie Mader/ The Hechinger Report. Jackie Mader/ The Hechinger Report.