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Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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Aaron Cantú, for The Hechinger Report. Aaron Cantú, for The Hechinger Report. 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. Aaron Cantú, for The Hechinger Report.

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

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Department of Education data analyzed by The Hechinger Report. Three years after enrolling, one-third had quit, compared to about a quarter of students whose parents have a university degree, the Education Department reports. Photo by Ben Smith for The Hechinger Report.

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.

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. I will not shut down my investigations or stand by while loan-servicing companies are given a free pass to cheat students.”.

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. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

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When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories. While there are certainly exceptions, this human interaction standard can serve as a compass to guide our investments and advocacy.

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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. His paltry education was much like that of dozens of other children in the GNETS system whose experiences this reporter researched.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” 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.” Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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But the struggling sector’s political giving is down since peaking in 2012,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” 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. Testing, Testing… Via the Hechinger Report : “On a classroom-based test for new teachers , black teachers score lower.”

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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. DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” ” asks US News & World Report.

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” The Hechinger Report asks , “What can Betsy DeVos really do?” Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via the BBC : “ Facebook Reports BBC to Police Over Investigation Into Child Sex Images.” Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.”