Colleges’ new solution to enrollment declines: Reducing the number of dropouts

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Another reason it’s in public universities’ self-interest to deal with dropouts now: State budget allocations are increasingly tied to how many students graduate. They were just leaving higher education with debt and nothing to show for it.”. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

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We have this huge digital divide that’s making it hard for [students] to get their education,” she said. David Silver, the director of education for the mayor’s office, said people talked about the digital divide, but there had never been enough energy to tackle it. OAKLAND, Calif.

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While focus is on fall, students? choices about college will have a far longer impact

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One cataclysmic event can do it in,” said Renn, a professor of higher, adult and lifelong education at Michigan State University. For them, and for employers who need educated graduates, that means the effects of this crisis will be felt not just for one semester, but for six or more years.

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

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When the kids showed up, educators could see even more clearly how uneven their learning has been during the pandemic. “It’s So, we’ve spent several months traveling the country learning from schools applying best practices and from researchers and educators who have studied what works.

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OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

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As the country undergoes a period of historic racial reckoning, with nearly every sector of society examining its role in racial injustice, higher education needs to do the same. Department of Education’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program.

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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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Most states have some sort of truancy laws on the books, but only about half still have policies punishing truancy with potential penal measures, according to the national policy group Education Commission of the States.

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Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Education. Closing this educational divide matters for individual students and for the U.S. 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. The label from the federal Department of Education is meant to recognize colleges with significant Latinx populations. Debra Santiago, CEO, Excelencia in Education.

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

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Texas A&M University at Texarkana has one of the lowest retention rates of public higher-education institutions; 55 percent who started in 2012 were gone by 2016. 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. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Education.

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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The debt-forgiveness program was announced at a gathering of organizations focused on improving higher education outcomes, hosted by the philanthropic Lumina Foundation. This new debt forgiveness program in metro Detroit, which will give a significant boost to low-income students of color, represents a higher education reform that attempts to resolve one of the core reasons behind racial disparities in postsecondary attainment: the wealth gap.

From foster care to college

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T his story about foster care and higher education was produced as part of a series, “Twice Abandoned: How schools and child-welfare systems fail kids in foster care,” reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Jennifer Pokempner, director of child welfare policy at Juvenile Law Center, a legal advocacy group in Philadelphia, said the Seita program is “seen as a model.”

Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

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So after dropping out for a while, Dzindzichashvili returned to education part time. Dzindzichashvili’s slog through higher education is surprisingly common. Department of Education. Colleges and states are realizing that they won’t meet their enrollment targets or improve the proportion of their residents with higher educations if they don’t pay more attention to this part of the student population. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

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Dr. Kristy Custer – Bio as Submitted Dr. Kristy Custer has been a public educator for almost 25 years. Dr. Custer is a leader in character education and civic advocacy. 10-minute Teacher Show All Grades Education Game Based Learning Overcoming in Covid19 Teachers

The community college “segregation machine”

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This story was produced jointly by inewsource San Diego, a data-focused investigative news organization, and The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Rodriguez was forced into remedial math by the community college’s placement test, which assesses a student’s ability to succeed in for-credit, higher education classes. Related: Most colleges enroll many students who aren’t prepared for higher education.

These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don’t help them go to college

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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. Candace Cortiella, the director of The Advocacy Institute. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem. And that’s not the case,” said Candace Cortiella, the director of The Advocacy Institute, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., Higher Education.

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.

STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, on a September speaking tour, told students she felt they mostly “just follow the same schedule, the same routine — just waiting to be saved by the bell” and that the U.S. I also definitely want to be heavily involved in advocacy for young black youth, or, for youth in general, and just promoting student leadership. Higher Education. What would you say is one thing that needs to be fixed currently about public education?

The messy reality of personalized learning

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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. Two years ago, Isaac Paine Elementary won a competitive grant from the Rhode Island Office of Innovation to become a showcase “lighthouse school,” part of a statewide push to bring tech into education. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Education.

How are college campuses preparing for a post-Roe world?

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That’s partly because they are awaiting the court’s decision and are worried about taking potentially divisive action, said Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education. Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education. Related: Sex education is a hot topic.

Six reasons you may not graduate on time

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Understanding that cost is an issue that won’t be solved immediately, we asked educators to identify the other biggest obstacles to a timely graduation. Students who are worried about debt sometimes work more and then reduce their course load,” said Robert Kelchen, a professor of higher education at Seton Hall who studies student debt. according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. “We

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Education Week : “Reorganization of U.S. Lots of Republicans , Few Democrats,” says Education Week. There’s another story on DeVos and virtual schools down in the “online education” section below.

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

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Beth Rabbitt, CEO of education nonprofit The Learning Accelerator. 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. We know how education reform is.

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

Digital Promise

Educational transformation is a civil rights imperative, so every investment we make must be evaluated through a civil rights lens. Unfortunately, too many of our investments in educational technology (edtech) have fallen far short of our civil rights aspirations. In our current education system, we continue to see gaps in graduation rates and unequal access to high-quality public schools. Many other equity advocates in the education innovation movement share similar views.

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Overdue tuition and fees — as little as $41 — derail hundreds of thousands of California community college students

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million students from fall 2019 to fall of 2021, according to state data leaving campuses worried about their future and potential students with fewer of the opportunities offered by higher education. The decision meant thousands were able to continue with their education.

Most college students don’t graduate in four years, so college and the government count six years as “success”

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But now, as graduation rates stagnate, the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to make them even worse and the Biden administration proposes spending $62 billion to improve completion at higher education institutions with large proportions of low-income students, it’s attracting unaccustomed scrutiny.

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Is California saving higher education?

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It’s one example of the many ways that California is taking on seemingly intractable problems that are plaguing higher education nationwide. But California, with a higher education budget for 2019-2020 of $18.5 Department of Education says.). Department of Education reports.

She has ‘the heart of a nurse,’ but can she overcome obstacles to her degree?

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Hernandez, a 33-year-old mother of four and high school dropout, had already overcome an array of obstacles on her nearly five-year journey. “No Yet our reporting has discovered just how difficult it is to educate and train the next generation of nurses.

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. Department of Education, found that it had made “substantial misrepresentations” to students about its accreditation and the odds of their success. But it wasn’t the Education Department that shut down the Charlotte School of Law days before it was scheduled to open this past fall. Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

STUDENT VOICE: Black boys need the guidance and mentorship of black male teachers

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Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, African American teachers were pushed out of schools and out of the teaching profession to make integration more appealing to white families. This historical tension of not feeling wanted or valued by the educational system is understandable.

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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.

Segregated schools are still the norm. Howard Fuller is fine with that

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In 2016 not a single child at “North,” as locals call it, tested proficient in math according to the state’s education department. Where North is now is part of a conscious effort to sabotage black education,” Fuller says. president defends white supremacists, Fuller takes issue with other education advocates and black leaders who say racial integration is the solution. “No Fuller’s ideas revive a long-standing tradition of African-American educational self-reliance.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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Thank you, Pam for your time and wisdom and I hope everyone has enjoyed this four-part series with a truly remarkable educator. And I was describing to them that, “We got here with a long-term commitment to stay on a course of — really, if you want to call it, progressive education, but trying to really stay focused on trying to educate kids for lifelong learning, not just simply to build a transcript to take some test and to be able to walk across a stage.”

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Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “For Some Republicans, Trump ’s Higher-Ed Proposals Reflect ‘Lost Opportunity’ ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Trump Threatens Visas for Those From China.” ” Education Politics. Via NPR : “The Return Of Bilingual Education In California ?” Education in the Courts.

OPINION: Fearful that they will be seen as ‘lazy’ or ‘unintelligent,’ most college students with disabilities don’t seek accommodation

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Too often, our education system sends the one in five children with learning and attention issues into the world without the skills they need to succeed. Related: Special education’s hidden racial gap. Related: How one district solved the special education dropout problem. Each of us — parents, educators and others who work with students—must play a role in changing this reality. The Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”. 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.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

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The event “Celebrating Community Ready,” part of an initiative supported by the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network , an Educator Innovator partner, stressed that preparing students for democracy in the digital age is a critical part of the educational mission of schools. Valerie Panameno from Fremont High School conducted research on the impact of Latino parents’ education levels on their children’ success in schools.

A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship

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He is a member of the Latino education advocacy group Nuestra Voz and a student at Cohen College Prep in New Orleans. The court believed that denying undocumented children access to education punished them for their parents’ behavior and that the children of undocumented parents should be viewed as future members of society and granted applicable benefits. The education philosopher John Dewey said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

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(National) Education Politics. ” “Not An Advocate for Students or the Public Interest” – historian Sherman Dorn on “ Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.” ” 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. billion from the Department of Education.

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Education Politics. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Congress, in an effort to limit federal involvement in higher education, has voted to eliminate Obama-era regulations on teacher-preparation programs.” ” Education Department hires include a venture capitalist, members of the Trump campaign, and a KIPP school founder. Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.”

‘State-sanctioned violence:’ Inside one of the thousands of schools that still paddles students

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Johnson is the principal of Mississippi’s Collins Elementary School, where the paddle remains a staple of the educational experience. The Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability grade for the school tracks with her recollection. COLLINS, Miss. —

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