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OPINION: Here’s why chronically underfunded HBCUs are needed now more than ever

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Students who have been underserved by a deeply inequitable education system often undergo a remarkable transformation at an HBCU. It has amplified HBCUs’ underfunding by putting new strains on education budgets. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

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Monica Williams remembers the late May day she and first grade teacher Lizette Gutierrez reconnected with the four young siblings from Cable Elementary. No teachers from the San Antonio elementary had heard from the children since schools closed abruptly in March due to the pandemic.


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COLUMN: Isolated in dorm rooms or stuck at home, some freshmen wonder if college is worth it

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They agonized over college costs and decisions, uncertain how drastically the virus would reshape their family’s finances and their educations. More than a third of prospective college students said they are reconsidering their higher education plans , according to a poll released in December, amid widespread concern about the value of remote learning. Weise, vice president for workforce strategies, Strada Education Network.

Earlier Interventions Can Reduce Long-Term Effects for Dropouts

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Lansford went on to say that access to treatment for drug or mental health issues may result in a decrease in the negative outcomes for dropouts. In addition, she said comprehensive sex education and access to birth control in high school while simultaneously working to reduce bullying in elementary schools may not only improve outcomes for those who drop out of high school, but also keep them from dropping out in the first place.

OPINION: Four ways to support refugee students during the pandemic

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Though many educators don’t distinguish between immigrants and refugees, the International Rescue Committee defines a refugee as someone “who has been forced to flee his or her home because of war, violence or persecution, often without warning.”.

Child care, car seats and other simple ways to keep teen moms in school

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Experts point to a confluence of factors for this, including poverty, culture, trauma and a lack of comprehensive sexual health education. “My State policy on sexual health education varies greatly, making it difficult to analyze the effects of any one approach. Lee en Español.

Students have their own demands for school reopening

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Those efforts are driven not only by individual students but also by a movement of youth-led organizations advocating for a greater student voice in educational decision-making. Chloe Pressley, 17, didn’t like what she was hearing. This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

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OPINION: The pandemic gave graduating high school seniors new strength and resilience

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Students had to take full responsibility for their education, making choices about attendance, motivation, engagement and how to limit distractions. The advent of easily accessible mental telehealth counseling may be a game changer for students going forward.

Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus

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Her cellphone’s data plan — the only way she could access the internet at home — wasn’t up to the task. Widespread lack of broadband access complicates learning. Meanwhile, education is just one role schools fill. Terri Johnson willed her body not to show signs of impatience.

PROOF POINTS: New wave of research shows nudging students by text is not as promising as hoped

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One of the most promising uses of technology in education seemed to be a cheap one: nudging text messages. Based on these early successes, education leaders in government and nonprofit organizations sought to bring the power of text messages to hundreds of thousands of students.

OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

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Such closures have a disastrous impact on education in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. While pre-Ks, elementary schools and some schools for children with complex disabilities reopened in December, there is still no plan to reopen middle and high schools.

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

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On a crisp day in early March, two elementary school gifted and talented classes worked on activities in two schools, three miles and a world apart. Black students, in contrast, made up 9 percent of students in gifted education, although they were 15 percent of the overall student population.

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

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But in this county of fewer than 19,000 residents, just 38 percent of recent high school graduates sought more education, according to the latest available data from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The success of home visits has been well documented for infants and has been studied at the elementary and middle school level , but it’s an open question whether these visits make a difference for older students, according to some experts.

OPINION: We ignore middle school students at our own peril

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We need to invest in after-school programs for middle school students now more than ever, to stave off pandemic learning loss and dropouts. Elementary to High School Middle School Opinion Race and Equity achievement gap Adult learning poverty Principals Social emotional Technology access

PROOF POINTS: Even older teens benefit from catch-up classes

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Meanwhile, interventions aimed at teenagers, such as dropout prevention programs , often disappoint. The paper on afterschool instruction, “Does Remedial Education at Late Childhood Pay Off After All? Political whims in education are universal.

OPINION: Why we must invest in new, innovative workforce training to fill a skills gap

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Research indicates that this kind of learning opportunity has a lifelong impact: It can help reduce dropout rates, increase on-time graduation rates and help “students apply and extend classroom learning,” according to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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Eileen Wood, a first-grade teacher in Stoneham, Massachusetts, joined educators last month in a parade through town to greet students after schools closed. Along with Rose, I contacted a middle and an elementary school teacher to see how they are faring.

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

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This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. The vast majority of special education students can grasp rigorous academic content. Experts estimate that up to 90 percent should be able to graduate high school meeting the same standards as general education students, ready to succeed in college and careers. Higher Education.

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

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As Louisiana struggles to balance its budget in face of a nearly $1 billion shortfall, lawmakers face a stark choice: Shrink a program that once made the state a national model in education, or end it entirely. This is a state that needs its brightest students to stay here over the long term so our economy grows, so that educational opportunities grow,” said Vincent Rossmeier, the director of policy for Tulane University’s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives. “If

Online prekindergarten access and funds for school counselors among bills proposed in Mississippi this year

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. In the few weeks Mississippi’s legislature has been in session, legislators have proposed dozens of education bills addressing everything from the school calendar, to assistant teachers to prekindergarten. In my last newsletter, I looked at some of the first bills to tackle education this year.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

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The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program. Many educators, particularly at the elementary school level, have rotated students among centers or stations for decades. Education Blog

‘Backpacks full of boulders’: How one district is addressing the trauma undocumented children bring to school

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Educators encourage students to share their personal stories as a way to feel proud of their heritage, recognize how strong they are and process trauma. Cooper Lane Elementary School in Maryland’s Prince George’s County school district had almost 550 children, 60 percent of whom are Hispanic.

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. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education. Higher Education.

At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

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The idea behind the Muñiz Academy, named for the longtime principal of Boston’s first dual-language elementary school (the Rafael Hernandez K-8 school), was that many Hispanic students would do better in schools that support their cultural background and, with it, the Spanish language. And the dropout rate among the first Muniz cohort, the class of 2016, was just 2.5 Related: Rising popularity of dual-language education could leave Latinos behind.

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

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Department of Education. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. Even low-income students with the highest standardized test scores are more than three times less likely to go to top colleges than higher-income students , according to the Education Trust. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. Department of Education says.

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

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Yet every student in Piedmont is given a laptop in school and to take home and, through partnerships developed by the district, can access free or low-cost broadband 24/7. Early college access for later success. Early exposure to higher learning is key to inspiring first-generation college students who may not view postsecondary education as an option. Dropout prevention Featured on eSchool News Innovation Corner School Administration Top News

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


Education is the surest path out of poverty. You can’t imagine a world in which people succeed without providing them with a world-class education. I’ve been in education my whole life: My mother set up a tutoring program for kids in our Chicago neighborhood. Then my friend, Barack Obama, became President of the United States and he asked me to develop an education strategy for the country. What I learned from those other education leaders was invaluable.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students


Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all. That’s why innovative educators across the country are implementing creative programs to better meet those needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. Ryan, General Manager of Fuel Education. 2018 Fuel Education LLC.

Twenty-one and in high school

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million — between the ages of 16 and 24 who have left school without receiving a diploma or its equivalent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This model demands more resources than those available to a traditional high school, but given that the typical high school dropout costs the state an estimated $300,000 over their lifetime , Cesene argues that the math is elementary. The state Department of Education (DOE) and SCO provide Bronx Arena’s funding.

OPINION: What health care can teach educators about the difference between ‘equal’ and ‘equitable’

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If we did in health care what we do in education, we’d say this to everyone who walks through the hospital door: “We prescribe the same treatment for everyone. Equal treatment will not enable us to reach the nation’s professed objective of educating all children for success. At Harvard’s Education Redesign Lab , we call such a record a “Success Plan.” He served as Secretary of Education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2008 to 2013. Getty Images.

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. So it was with parents at one of the first Basecamp schools, Marshall Pomeroy Elementary in Milpitas, a small city off the southern tip of San Francisco Bay. Beth Rabbitt, CEO of education nonprofit The Learning Accelerator. We know how education reform is. We know how education reform is.

STUDENT VOICE: We must offer underprivileged students more than a meager ‘stay in school’

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Eighty-five percent of students in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District receive free or reduced-price lunch. Schools in the area encourage students to further their education by emphasizing college, in banners, flags and murals. Despite these efforts, high school dropout rates remain high. My first few days of classes quickly exposed me to the educational inequality that scars this nation.”. The formal education they brought with them was also limited.

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

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I would have been a dropout.”. Their positions were created by and are funded through Say Yes to Education Buffalo, a local chapter of a New York City-based nonprofit. In Buffalo, a Rust Belt city still grappling with high poverty and an under-educated population , the results of the Say Yes program have exceeded expectations. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Obstacles also had to be overcome within Buffalo’s education department itself.

Canadian schools succeed in nudging one minority group to and through college

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Related: Refugee students languish in red tape as they seek to resume their educations. But only 21 percent of Hispanics 25 and older have some college education, and 24 percent of native Americans, according to the Lumina Foundation , which tracks this. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Canadian universities have responded with a set of principles for improving indigenous education. Department of Education says. Read more about higher education.

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. 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. Higher Education.