Edgenuity Joins On to Help Dropout Prevention Efforts

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Edgenuity, a supplier of online and blended learning solutions, has announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) in the hopes of increasing high school graduation rates. Edgenuity and NDPN plan to create a discussion concerning effective dropout prevention strategies while also offering stakeholders resources, research, and best practices. K-12 Schools Edgenuity High School Dropouts National Dropout Prevention Network

Are you ever too old to disrupt? What Penn Foster has been up to

The Christensen Institute

Since then, like many online-learning companies, Penn Foster’s high school has seen significant growth. In 2014 alone, enrollments in the company’s fully online high school grew by 26 percent and enrollment in its campus-based, blended-delivery model (described below) grew by 650 percent. Like many online-learning companies, Penn Foster offers a mastery-based online curriculum as well as a range of supports and interventions based on student performance along the way. (I

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Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

Students have access to hundreds of courses while they are in Illinois’ juvenile justice facilities, but they tend to focus on math, language arts, social studies and science. Sophia Jones-Redmond, superintendent of the district, which serves students from ages 13 to 21, said that a blended-learning model has been a major factor in this success. Illinois’ effort to bring online learning to juvenile justice facility classrooms is rare nationwide.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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The unfortunate truth is that, by and large, students view the classroom as a place where they are forced to learn via long-established teaching methods. Dropout rates increase, test and project scores dip, and – worst of all – learning becomes synonymous with boredom. It lets them learn through curiosity, collaboration, and critical thinking. Students will only be able to source quality information if they learn to be more discerning web users.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

About three quarters of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in America are mainstreamed, learning alongside hearing students in schools and classes where sign-language interpreters are often in short supply. That reading deficit slows their learning in every other subject. Parents talking and reading to hearing children helps to develop the language- processing parts of their brains that will later help them to communicate and to learn. Read more about Blended Learning.

When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas, new report urges

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. “We Among the suggestions: Train staff, and include students in the decision-making process, giving them access to their own data and training them to use it. Often, students are not given access to their own data or the systems that predict outcomes. Read more about Blended Learning. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve. As a result, replacing one of those stations with online learning is a low conceptual hurdle for teachers to overcome. For more, see: With blended learning, plan on change.

Partnership aims to increase high school graduation rates

eSchool News

In an effort to help increase high school graduation rates, Edgenuity , a provider of online and blended learning solutions, has announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN). Together, Edgenuity and NDPN will promote a dialogue about effective dropout prevention strategies and provide stakeholders with resources, research and best practices.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) defines summer learning loss as “the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer.” NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. to learn throughout the summer.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.” . Students spend 80 percent of their time learning from home.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Technology is blended in a unique way throughout the PAUSD program.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. The 2018 Fuel Education (FuelEd®) Transformation Award winners are: Boulder Valley School District (Colo.) – for improving graduation rates and meeting student needs by providing online options for credit recovery and supplemental learning.

Arne Duncan: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Time in Education

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In other words, for every dollar we invest in high-quality pre-K, dropout rates decline. If we try to “close the achievement gap” by giving every child the same access to resources, the same teachers—we will not be equitable. If we’re treating everyone as “equals,” we give them all access to good teachers. I’ve learned a lot about teachers. I’d go substantially higher (in class size) to give my child access to a great educator.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Compared to white and affluent students, low-income and minority students have less access to nearly every type of educational benefit. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Compared to white and affluent students, low-income and minority students have less access to nearly every type of educational benefit. “It’s Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them. Connecting Every Student to Personalized Learning.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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We all remember classmates who sat in the back of the room, eyes glued to a comic or dog-eared paperback, anything to escape a learning environment that did not—or could not—engage them. Embracing online school requires a new mindset, as well as new criteria for measuring academic success—measures that take into account the nature of teaching and learning online, the types of students online schools serve, and the unique ways in which those students learn.

'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

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The K-12 school is a part-virtual and part-blended learning space—meaning students from all over the state can attend the virtual school (which serves over 1000 students, according to the principal Nelson Brown) and students within a 70 mile radius can participate in the blended version of the school (which has approximately 300 to 400 students depending on the year). We sit down with students and create a personalized learning plan for each of them.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? Tagged on: March 3, 2017 Safekeeping in 2017 | Tech & Learning → A terrifying look at the present of cyberbullying prevention: massive, pervasive digital surveillance of children and youth in schools. Who would have ever guessed that open access publishing leads to the wider dissemination of ideas?

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

The Hechinger Report

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. Not only did Caleb never return to his local school, but he learned little throughout his elementary, middle and high school years — which included hundreds of hours struggling through computer lessons in math, science and social studies. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.