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

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And Shayla Savage, a middle school principal, said that when her students returned to in-person learning this spring, she noticed differences beyond just their math and reading progress compared to previous years. “We And so we always talk about it as ‘unfinished learning.’ ”.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. 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. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. If every child had a computer or iPad, she could log into a customized cyberclassroom and learn at her own pace.


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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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Hayden, 12, had been having panic attacks about school even before a letter arrived at his home last month, threatening legal action for his alleged absences from distance learning. Remote learning had given her a look into their classrooms, and she didn’t like what she saw.

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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At Generation Hope, we are building a policy and advocacy agenda driven by student parents all over the country that will prioritize removing financial barriers to college completion for Black parents.

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

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Now, just as happened in the last recession, it is likely to take them even longer and cost more, while — after years of hard-won progress — dropout rates rise and graduation rates fall. “We’re Dropout rates rose and graduation rates fell. “It’s

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

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Advancement Courses is a leader in online professional development, with over 280 courses in 20 different subjects, including topics like online instruction, social-emotional learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Custer is a leader in character education and civic advocacy.

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

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. 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

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

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(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom.

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

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I also definitely want to be heavily involved in advocacy for young black youth, or, for youth in general, and just promoting student leadership. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. They don’t just want to learn physics, AP Vocabulary, and whatever else you’re teaching them. I feel like school should be a place where I can learn about their culture and where they came from and for them learn about mine. Student Voices.

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.” Over the years, she said, the program has learned that students from foster care are most likely to drop out because of insufficient preparation for college-level work, poor money management and mental health struggles, and it has zeroed in on these challenges.

The community college “segregation machine”

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The professor was teaching basic math skills that the 18-year-old had already learned in high school. Who goes to college to learn what they were doing in high school?” The California Acceleration Project, an advocacy group founded by faculty, reported that pass rates for underprepared students at Cuyamaca in college-level math jumped to 67 percent last year, up from 10 percent the year before.

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

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Candace Cortiella, the director of The Advocacy Institute. In practice, this process is more complicated and sometimes relegates capable students into diluted settings, stunting their ability to not only learn in school but also to achieve later in life. 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.,

Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

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As the importance and benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) have become more widely recognized, many teachers have struggled to combine this type of learning with their required curriculum. 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.

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

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Students with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) or specific learning disabilities often have weaknesses with executive function, which makes it harder to organize their time and problem solve. All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world. So it was never tailored toward somebody with a learning disability.”.

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

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Nearly 80 percent of students with learning disabilities had jobs, compared to 45 percent of those with autism and 55 percent of those with an emotional disturbance, the federal report found. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Bob Cunningham, an expert in learning and attention issues for the nonprofit Understood, said part of the problem is that in many schools, nobody “owns” the transition process. “I

Six reasons you may not graduate on time

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Colleges and universities usually require 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree but students graduate with about 135, on average, according to data compiled by Complete College America, a nonprofit research and advocacy group. Living-learning communities, which house students who have similar personal or academic interests, have long been a strategy to help students develop social networks and more easily find academic and emotional support.

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. Many parents eventually find that their children’s needs are still not being addressed by the virtual learning environment, and increasing responsibility for administration is placed on them upon making the shift. We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure.

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Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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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.” ” We have a significantly low dropout rate and high on-time graduation rate in Albemarle.

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

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Fuller launched his chief advocacy arm for school choice, the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, housed at Marquette University, more than two decades ago. K-12 News achievement gap Betsy Devos Charters Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma Parents poverty RaceSchool founder Howard Fuller visits with students at the Milwaukee Collegiate Academy charter school. Photo: Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. MILWAUKEE, Wis. —

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. Still, a study by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law found, they could do much more than they are now. “We North Carolina’s attorney general shut down the Charlotte School of Law before it was scheduled to open this past fall. Photo by Ken Cedeno/Corbis via Getty Images.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

As the importance and benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) have become more widely recognized, many teachers have struggled to combine this type of learning with their required curriculum. 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.

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 There’s a learning curve, and it’s frustrating for students when they aren’t getting it on the first or second time around.

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. Given the stigma often surrounding learning and attention issues, it’s no wonder students with learning disabilities attend four-year colleges at half the rate of other students, and those who do attend often have a hard time once there. Related: How one district solved the special education dropout problem.

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

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His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015. In a personalized classroom, students are taught how to take control of their own learning, so that they can take different pathways to gain understanding of concepts. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning.

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. What they learn in math, English and science they apply in real life. Taking English and learning about Shakespeare is not just about command over the language but also imparting American and British culture. Andre Perry Columnists K-12 Graduation and dropouts Immigrants and Refugees PoliticsA 2014 protest for immigrant rights in New York. Photo: U.

Arne Duncan Joins Board of Ed-Tech Company Pluralsight

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Duncan told Fast Company that he sees Pluralsight, which is reportedly worth more than $1 billion and is funded by Silicon Valley interests , as a way to provide more learning opportunities to a broad group of people, including those who traditionally may not have access to such courses. Marketplace K-12 Ed-tech Leadership Online LearningBy Guest Blogger Andrew Ujifusa. Cross-posted from the Politics K-12. Former U.S.

5 Radical Schooling Ideas For An Uncertain Fall And Beyond


Wherever classrooms are open, there will likely be some form of social distancing and other hygiene measures in place that challenge traditional teaching and learning. Virtual learning will continue. Use online systems to assess, remediate and individualize learning.

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. You have to be in school to learn,” said Cecilia Zalkind, executive director of ACNJ. National studies have found that chronic absenteeism can affect reading skills, test scores, as well as social emotional skills, according to ACNJ, and is a factor in higher school dropout rates.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

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By engaging in the local community through her research, she proposed a local way to address the problem of Latino dropout rates at her school, asking that the school offer translation support for parents to talk with teachers at the beginning of each semester to check in on a student’s progress. Valerie’s research illuminates a learning journey that leads to action. Students learn how to be civically active by being civically active.

Is California saving higher education?

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Then she was summoned to the financial aid office, where she learned that the university, part of the California State University System, was giving her a grant of up to $1,500 to help her get across the finish line. “I Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University.

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” IXL Learning has acquired ABCya.

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. Not only did Caleb never return to his local school, but he learned little throughout his elementary, middle and high school years — which included hundreds of hours struggling through computer lessons in math, science and social studies. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.

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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. Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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“Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” Via The Daily Times : “Blount County Schools building new options to personalize learning.” ” Boy, it seems as though “personalized learning” is really just code for “virtual charter schools.” “Big Venture Investments in HR Startups & What it Means for Education” by Learn Capital’s Tom Vander Ark.


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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via The Financial Times : “ Coursera chief on the future of online learning and the Trump era.” “I learned how to do math with the ancient abacus – and it changed my life,” says Ulrich Boser. Google is acquiring machine learning contest site Kaggle. Education Politics.