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The messy reality of personalized learning

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Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Nearly two decades ago, the reporter Todd Oppenheimer documented the aggressive rise of emerging Silicon Valley technologies — personal computers and the Internet — in the nation’s public schools. Tammy Kim, 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.

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

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Many watched instructional videos or worked with adaptive-learning software that adjusted lessons based on each student’s proficiency. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation 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. By Guest Blogger Andrew Ujifusa. Cross-posted from the Politics K-12. Former U.S.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” 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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” 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.” “New study raises concerns about impact of automated social media advocacy on education coverage,” says Alexander Russo.