In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

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Estrella Rodriguez, a pregnant community college student with her 5-year-old daughter, Nevaeh, is grateful for the women who bought her diapers when they saw her on line at Costco, but also anxious to get her laptop computer back from her shuttered campus.

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.

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What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Ryan Tillman-French, a developer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston. Chelsea Stahl / NBC News.

How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

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He spent more than one morning at his family’s kitchen table, staring at his laptop, his thoughts frayed. Some students don’t have internet access or the computers they now need to do their coursework.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

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Teachers project lesson plans onto interactive screens, and little hands reach for black Chromebook laptops, which are stacked like cafeteria trays in a large box called a Chromecart. She added, “Facebook plays no role in the Summit Learning Program and has no access to any student data.”).

Twenty-one and in high school

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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.

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. Forward-thinking practices focus on college and career readiness.

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.”. Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University.

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

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One of the two students sharing a laptop in the echoing brick atrium of the chemistry building at the University of Michigan is white, a freshman from a rice-growing parish in Louisiana; the other, black, a senior and a native of Detroit.

Online Tutor–Is it Right For You?

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Some of the other reasons why I love online tutoring are: Offers work-life balance: You might have heard that online education provides great flexibility to students as they can access information anytime and anywhere. Today, students can access high-quality education from wherever they are.

When it comes to struggling schools, school choice is no substitute for systemic change

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work on laptops during class. By earlier accounts , this program helped lower the number of high school “dropout factories” with increased graduation rates and boosted test scores in about two-thirds of the schools in the program. Students at Lovett Elementary in Clinton, Miss.

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

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In the foreground, music teacher Ryan Olsen operates the sound on a laptop. 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).

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

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District officials theorized that students’ disillusionment with the curriculum contributed to Vista High’s 10 percent dropout rate. On an April morning in Billings’ class, students chatted in groups and surfed the internet on Chromebook laptops, as part of a unit on peace.

Personalized Learning: Mistakes, Moving Furniture and Making it Work

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District officials theorized that students’ disillusionment with the curriculum contributed to Vista High’s 10 percent dropout rate. On an April morning in Billings’ class, students chatted in groups and surfed the internet on Chromebook laptops, as part of a unit on peace.

Hack Education Weekly News

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School district boasts it’s giving laptops to migrant students. ” Via Real Clear Education : “ K–12 Predictive Analytics : Time for Better Dropout Diagnosis.” ” Via the Council on Foreign Relations : “The Link Between Internet Access and Economic Growth Is Not as Strong as You Think.” Education Politics. President Trump gave a not-the-State-of-the-Union address to Congress on Tuesday.

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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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