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

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Many, like Dzindzichashvili, interrupt their studies because of the cost. But not every student can make the leap to full-time status, said Karen Stout, president of the nonprofit advocacy group Achieving the Dream; many have neither the money nor the time.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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So in 2016 she headed back to the 42-acre campus near Gary’s dilapidated downtown to study for a degree in general studies. “I 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.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

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For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention. K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning

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. Later that day, she planned to study for her summer session classes, English and public speaking, and to meet with an advisor.

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. Dropouts cost colleges a collective $16.5

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

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A 2016 study of black-led, Afrocentric charter schools by Martell Teasley, dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Utah, found that two-thirds of the schools failed to meet statewide standards, while other research shows that children in racially isolated schools fare poorly.

The community college “segregation machine”

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A statewide study by an independent nonprofit found that the most powerful predictor of success in college was grade-point average. On average, the study found nearly three-quarters of students with a 2.6

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

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But high schools often neglect to teach these students the soft skills that will help them in higher education — like how to study, manage their time and self-advocate. Even something like getting up and switching rooms while studying helps, he said.

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

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A 2011 federal study found that although the employment rate within 6 years of leaving high school for special education students (71.1 He loved math, social studies and working on a computer. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special education

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. Schools are the perfect teaching grounds for potential citizens because when students go to school, they are doing more than someone who simply studies the materials the U.S.

Six reasons you may not graduate on time

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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. But by working instead of studying, they may find it more difficult to graduate on time.”.

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

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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. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

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

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Studies show that the effect of having a black male teacher, especially between grades 3 and 5, decreases the dropout rate among black male students by 30 percent and increases the likelihood of black students aspiring to higher education.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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” We have a significantly low dropout rate and high on-time graduation rate in Albemarle. Two out of every three high school seniors graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, 30 percent higher than the state average for all school divisions.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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Of those who do enroll at universities on the island, fewer than half earn degrees, even after six years , the advocacy group Excelencia in Education reports, compared to more than 58 percent of college students nationwide. They really don’t even tell you to study for it,” Flores said. “We

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

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The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized 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.

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

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Less than one-third of graduates completed only a college-ready course of study, and just 13 percent finished a career-ready course sequence only. Deering High School graduation at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Is California saving higher education?

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Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University. Jaelyn Deas and her four best friends shared everything, including late-night study sessions in the library at San Jose State University and a never-ending preoccupation with how they’d pay for their tuition there.

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. Leslie Lipson, counsel to the Georgia Advocacy Office.

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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. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Blackboard Study on How Instructors Use the LMS.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” ( The Atlantic and Vox also wrote up this study.). ” George Veletsianos on the “ ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2018.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Quizlet Debuts Study Feature That Helps Students Study Efficiently.” “New study raises concerns about impact of automated social media advocacy on education coverage,” says Alexander Russo. Education Politics.

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Via ESPN : “Ravens OL John Urschel , 26, retires abruptly, two days after CTE study.” “ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories? It’s building this little web that turns the user into a mostly passive consumer of mostly western corporate content,” says Ellery Biddle, Global Voices’ advocacy director. ” Also via Campus Technology : “2 Cornell U Teams Land up to $15 Million to Study AI , Autonomous Systems.”

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