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

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Instead of enrolling, for example, they might subscribe to college; for a monthly fee, they could take whatever courses they want, when they want, with long-term access to advising and career help. Rensselaer Polytech language students learn Mandarin Chinese by conversing with AI avatars.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

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First, it’s worth noting that talking about the middle class can be tricky because there’s no universal definition. By Pew’s measure, roughly equal shares of Americans have been moving from middle to upper income status as have been falling into the lower income tier, but using a narrower definition of middle class paints a grimmer picture. The labor market value of a college degree has softened, stirring concern that a bachelor’s is no longer a gateway to the middle class.

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They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

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There have definitely been issues to work through with the platform but we are happy with the support Schoology has provided,” said LaCoste-Caputo. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School News Discipline Graduation and dropouts online learning Parents Social emotional

A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

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At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts. It’s definitely been a blessing,” he said. “It Higher Ed News Funding Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Law and policy Politics RaceThe new convocation center at Xavier University is seen in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Student Landan Moore says Xavier is his dream school. Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert.

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

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The transition going from high school to college was definitely difficult,” he said. The transition going from high school to college was definitely difficult. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special educationAdam Salomon at his high school graduation. Salomon’s mother, Karen, says he was not prepared for life after high school. Photo: Karen Salomon for The Hechinger Report.

Progress in getting underrepresented people into college and skilled jobs may be stalling because of the pandemic

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Experts say that this means dropout rates, which had been declining for more than a decade, will likely start to rise again. How far we’ve come is wonderful, so having to take some steps back is definitely frustrating.”. Access to talent is their number-one competitive priority.”.

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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. I’ve definitely heard from at least 10 parents who are like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,’ ” O’Connor said. “ ‘Is this good for my child?’ ”. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

Some colleges extend scholarships and other help to rural high school grads

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It’s also rare that college admission officers travel to these places, which are usually far flung and offer only a small number of prospects, said Ardoin, who embedded herself over the course of six months in two high school in a rural-low-income area in the Southeast — she promised not to disclose which ones — for her new book “College Aspirations and Access in Working-Class Rural Communities.”.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

Whether the school has access to capital or not, using an OPM provider allows the school to shift a lot of the risk to the OPM provider in exchange for a share of the tuition revenue. Access to capital. For many schools, especially the ones with small endowments and high tuition dependence, access to capital is not necessarily easy, especially for a high-risk investment like building a new online program. A course with bad teaching could lead to high dropout rates.

Is California saving higher education?

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The goal, writes historian John Aubrey Douglass, was “broad access combined with the development of high quality, mission differentiated, and affordable higher education institutions.”. I definitely want to be out of here in four years,” Soberano said.

Some experts have a new idea to help students afford college: more federal loans

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Related : New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many. Working more than 15 hours a week can lead to worse academic outcomes , including higher dropout rates. I definitely could, but my grades would definitely suffer if I did.”. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionTillman Hall at Clemson University. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

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Keeping students engaged who by definition have had trouble sticking with school is a challenge. Zaire Wallace, 17, a student at The Charter School of San Diego, answers questions about Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” while watching a YouTube video of someone narrating the poem.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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The practice of funding public schools and assessing student engagement based on a student’s physical attendance is rooted in this definition and has only reinforced what is an outmoded idea. We’ve seen stories about a dropout factory, or a district school where only a small percentage of students are proficient in math or reading (and not getting any better with time or interventions or waivers). Woody Allen once said, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.”

Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked

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The gifted program at Eve opened two years ago as a way to increase access to Buffalo’s disproportionately white, in-demand gifted and talented programs. Despite a century of research, definitions of giftedness are fuzzy. Psychologists later poked holes in that definition.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

To establish create a common set of definitions around digital literacy, the report proposes three buckets of literacies: “universal literacy,” or being adept at using basic productivity (word processing, image manipulation, content authoring) tools; “creative literacy,” which involves more technical and specialized content-creation skills (such as video editing and animation); and cross-disciplinary literacies that combine humanities studies with digital social media.

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. “We definitely do try to go that extra step to make those children feel just as comfortable and just as supported and let them know, ‘You can be successful even if you don’t have the same stuff at home that another child has,’” Parker says.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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A study found an 18-percent difference between dropout rates for low-income students with high arts participation (4 percent drop out) and those with less arts involvement (22 percent). The study found an 18-percent difference between dropout rates for low-income students with high arts participation (4 percent drop out) and those with less arts involvement (22 percent). The P.S. 124 Theatre Club performs a musical adaptation of the animated movie “Madagascar.”

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I think the hype is definitely over. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)? MOOC dropouts are a real issue - at the Open University we''ve known for a long time that students really require a lot of support if they are to succeed. This is particularly true of the sort of learners you might want to reach with MOOCs (people who cannot access normal higher education for instance).

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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 We definitely do try to go that extra step to make those children feel just as comfortable and just as supported and let them know, ‘You can be successful even if you don’t have the same stuff at home that another child has,’” Parker says. “While they’re here, we’re the ones that they’re counting on.

Challenging Educational Technology

The Electric Educator

The first error that technology enthusiasts make is to overemphasize the importance of students’ access to technology in schools and underestimate teachers’ influence on students’ learning. Researchers have failed again and again to show that students using computers in classrooms will improve test scores, lift graduation rates, and reduce dropouts. It''s definitely worth a read. I''m a big supporter of educational technology.

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

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And meeting college students like him, Hood said, “definitely opens them up to the possibility” of aiming higher. Seventy-seven universities, or about 45 percent of the total, report that they have programs to support men and young boys in general, the national Office of Fair Access reports; 51 of them, to help working class and white, black, and ethnic minority low-income boys in particular.

Analysis: Trump’s Justice Dept moves to protect whites in college admissions

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They wrote that he “suggested that the project would look for stark gaps in test scores and dropout rates among different racial cohorts within student bodies, which he said would be evidence suggesting that admissions offices were putting too great an emphasis on applicants’ race and crossing the line the Supreme Court has drawn.” Meredith: The idea of using dropout rates to test for racial bias in admissions does not have evidence to support it.

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. According to that lawsuit, the GNETS system violates the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, both by segregating children with disabilities and by denying them access to an equal education.

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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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Hack Education Weekly News

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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. For top students, taking an online course didn’t definitively have a negative effect on a student’s grade point average. (National) Education Politics.