They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

The Hechinger Report

During a pandemic, when there’s no uniform way of counting attendance, Hedy Chang, director of the advocacy group Attendance Works, has seen districts rethinking some of these rules, with their ability to do so varying on state flexibility.

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Kristy Custer is one of the pioneers of the video gaming movement in schools. Dr. Custer is a leader in character education and civic advocacy.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

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 LearningIn tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Photo: E. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. PROVIDENCE, R.I.

The community college “segregation machine”

The Hechinger Report

VIDEO: Mesa College Professor Wendy Smith talks about placement exams. 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. Higher Ed News achievement gap community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion Race Testing

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

The Hechinger Report

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. It is a large task, and it is more of an ‘it takes a village’ approach,” said Janine Solomon, an attorney at Massachusetts Advocates for children, an advocacy group that works to promote rights for special education students. Adam Salomon at his high school graduation.

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

The Hechinger Report

Many watched instructional videos or worked with adaptive-learning software that adjusted lessons based on each student’s proficiency. 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

5 Radical Schooling Ideas For An Uncertain Fall And Beyond

MindShift

A national survey by the advocacy group ParentsTogether found big gaps by income in the ability to access emergency learning. South Fort Myers High School follows a dropout prevention program called BARR, which stands for Building Assets, Reducing Risks.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

Educator Innovator

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. What began as an awareness campaign through a website and documentary video led Yasser and his peers to bring their issue to school board meetings to get the district to hear their demands.

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Hack Education

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.” “ Video Games Are a Waste of Time? 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.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. Whatever the Justice Department decides to do, disability advocates are prepared to pursue the GNETS case as a class action lawsuit if necessary, said Alison Barkoff, advocacy director at the Center for Public Representation , a public-interest disability law firm. Leslie Lipson, counsel to the Georgia Advocacy Office.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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. Twitter announced big layoffs this week – 9% of its staff – and said it would shutter its video app Vine.

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Hack Education

Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” “Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order,” reports Inside Higher Ed. “New study raises concerns about impact of automated social media advocacy on education coverage,” says Alexander Russo.