From foster care to college

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College students often decamp from their universities during the summer to intern, study abroad or just get a break from dining hall food. But for Kayla Mayes, it’s a time to buckle down. GPA and now she is hoping to lift it higher. “I’m colleges to help students like Mayes.

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

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There’s a $32 million glass-fronted complex near completion that will house the nursing program and administrative offices, and a new $11 million recreation center that will also have a lab to study kinesiology, or human movement. But many are assumed to have dropped out.

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

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At age 77, Howard Fuller strides along Center Street with the loping gait of a former standout basketball player while recalling the vibrant community of black homeowners and entrepreneurs that used to define this once-bustling stretch of Milwaukee’s North Side. “We

The community college “segregation machine”

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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. Who goes to college to learn what they were doing in high school?” I was looking forward to higher education.

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

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How would they change it? 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 want to be the president. Student Voices.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. For those that enroll in two-year schools, the outcomes aren’t much better: 41 percent, according to federal data. Our kids are graduating to the couch.”.

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. When others wrongly perceive them as unintelligent and hold them to lower standards, self-doubt sets in and self-confidence diminishes.

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

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And it has everything to do with the policies of the states.”. His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. 15, according to the U.S.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

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It highlighted OUSD’s commitment to preparing all students to graduate not just college and career ready, but college, career, and community ready. Two seniors, Oscar Davalos and Jose Cartegena from MetWest High School, were honored as “community ready” because they exemplify the use of digital media to raise awareness of issues that are important to young people. Valerie’s research illuminates a learning journey that leads to action.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Via ThinkProgress : “ Bolsonaro ‘s party launches campaign against ’ indoctrinator teachers ’ ” That’s all you lovers of Paolo Freire , to be sure. Only one reason to do that: ED's going to reopen and expand the experiment.

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

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ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. Both parents figured Caleb would return to his neighborhood elementary school before too long. “We We didn’t want to jeopardize our jobs.”. “I

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” ” Via PBS Newshour : “Senate votes to end Obama school accountability rules.” ” Via The LA Times : “ Trump wants to create a national private school choice program. Here’s how it could work.” to 2020, to Reach $1.83

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“And how did she get to be head of our schools.” 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.” The restrictions, known as heightened cash monitoring, mean that for five years higher ed institutions in the state must disburse aid to students first and then ask the feds for reimbursement.”

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