From foster care to college

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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.” Institutions for foster kids aren’t doing enough to educate them.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

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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. Former special education students on average earn $9.40 for former general education students.

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. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter.

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. I was looking forward to higher education.

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.

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. secretary of education. Board of Education ruling.

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. Higher Education.

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

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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.

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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. Higher Education. Student Voices. What do kids really think about school?

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.

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. according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. “We

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 education philosopher John Dewey said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

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. We know how education reform is.

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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.

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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.”

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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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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.”.

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. ” We have a significantly low dropout rate and high on-time graduation rate in Albemarle. I just so appreciate you as an educator.

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.

Absenteeism a Significant Problem in New Jersey School Districts

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About 125,000 K-12 New Jersey students missed more than 18 days of school during the 2013-2014 school year, according to a new report from a child advocacy organization. Educators have stated that understanding the reasons for absenteeism can be a difficult task.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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Like a handful of states, New Hampshire is taking the opportunity provided by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to revise its accountability measures to further individualize education. Claire Voorhees, national policy director, Foundation for Excellence in Education.

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. Duncan isn’t the first former high-ranking education official from President Barack Obama’s administration to join forces with Silicon Valley in some fashion. By Guest Blogger Andrew Ujifusa.

More students are graduating but that’s not the whole story

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This story was originally published by the Education Writers Association and reprinted with permission. Secretary of Education John B. Department of Education, released today, 83.2 Deering High School graduation at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

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.