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

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During a pandemic, when there’s no uniform way of counting attendance, Hedy Chang, director of the advocacy group Attendance Works, has seen districts rethinking some of these rules, with their ability to do so varying on state flexibility.

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

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Over the past 20 years, she has helped lead the CHSM team to state and national honors including a Crystal Star Award for Dropout Prevention Schools, Civic Advocacy Award, Promising Practice Award, and being named a National School of Character.

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Arne Duncan Joins Board of Ed-Tech Company Pluralsight

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has joined the board of directors for Pluralsight , a Utah-based ed-tech company that provides online courses in various subjects, including software development and information technology, the news site Fast Company reported Thursday. Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard said he hopes to eventually have the company provide free or discounted subscriptions to the courses to people from low-income and otherwise disadvantaged communities.

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. based advocacy group Excelencia in Education, said universities need to go beyond that sort of passive outreach, especially for students who may be hesitant to seek out help. “We Hsiulien Perez, a senior at IU Northwest, jots down notes in Hawthorn Hall just before heading to an afternoon class.

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

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After all, the plummeting number of prospects makes it much harder to replace dropouts than it was when there was a seemingly bottomless supply of freshmen. This aggressive response has helped lower the dropout rate at the Texarkana campus back to 44 percent, according to still-unreleased figures, the university says. Dropouts cost colleges a collective $16.5 or a solid B, according to the education consulting company Civitas Learning.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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There’s tremendous hype swirling around personalized learning, with money pouring in from foundations and education technology companies eager to capitalize on the trend. Still, there are some stalwart critics, notably Benjamin Riley, who visited many personalized-learning classrooms from 2010 to 2014 as the policy and advocacy director for the NewSchools Venture Fund. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

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Only about one in five of 2016 graduates got full-time jobs in legal offices, the advocacy organization Law School Transparency reported. The case is among a slew of enforcement actions, lawsuits and legislative proposals through which states are cracking down on for-profit colleges and universities and loan-servicing companies they say cheat or mislead students.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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” We have a significantly low dropout rate and high on-time graduation rate in Albemarle. Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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

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Among the many other problems dragging down Puerto Rico’s stagnant economy, made worse by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, is a huge high school dropout rate and, among those students who do manage to graduate, a comparatively low trajectory to college — especially college on the mainland — and a high dropout rate there, too. The principal sponsor was Amgen, one of several biopharmaceutical companies that have plants in Puerto Rico. “We

5 Radical Schooling Ideas For An Uncertain Fall And Beyond

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A national survey by the advocacy group ParentsTogether found big gaps by income in the ability to access emergency learning. South Fort Myers High School follows a dropout prevention program called BARR, which stands for Building Assets, Reducing Risks. Some of these families will team up to share the work and allow children some safe company, or if budgets allow, even hire a teacher to help.

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News from the most well-funded ed-tech company, student loan provider SoFi : SoFi settles w/ FTC over allegations it misrepresented how much borrowers save by refinancing. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” Really looking forward to this new testing company though!

Is California saving higher education?

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Like many states, California is behind in its progress toward a goal of increasing the proportion of adults with a college or university credential , according to the Lumina Foundation, which tracks this; today, fewer than half of its adults have one , short of the target of 60 percent by 2030 set the Campaign for College Opportunity, an advocacy group. Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University.

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. Whatever the Justice Department decides to do, disability advocates are prepared to pursue the GNETS case as a class action lawsuit if necessary, said Alison Barkoff, advocacy director at the Center for Public Representation , a public-interest disability law firm. Leslie Lipson, counsel to the Georgia Advocacy Office.

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” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. The company said that it would keep the Vine website online, but you should probably download anything you’ve got there.

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” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. “ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories? Via Ed Week’s Market Brief : “ African Ed-Tech Incubator Aims to Set Companies, and Students, on Winning Path.” The test prep company has raised at least $204 million in funding.

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” An op-ed in Techcrunch by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Blame bad applicant tracking for the soft skills shortage at your company.” Education Politics.