article thumbnail

Talented Students Are Kept From Early Algebra. Should States Force Schools to Enroll Them?

Edsurge

Relying on teacher recommendations or parent advocacy to decide which students are ready, many schools have not been able to get enough talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds into seats in algebra classrooms. And at least one researcher hopes that a shift toward a “more nuanced” model built on proven student aptitude will win out.

Advocacy 178
article thumbnail

Announcing the 2021-2022 League of Innovative Schools Cohort

Digital Promise

In California, College Connect is Rowland Unified School District’s solution to making college and post-secondary pathways more equitable for every student. Located in Mississippi, Columbus Municipal School District is committed to advancing advocacy of learners’ parents.

Advocacy 416
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Why Schools Still Struggle to Provide Enough Mental Health Resources for Students

Edsurge

Public Schools report covering the 2021-22 academic year. Nearly 90 percent of schools reported increased social and emotional support for students during the 2021-22 academic year. Nearly 90 percent of schools reported increased social and emotional support for students during the 2021-22 academic year.

Resources 163
article thumbnail

New report gives Mississippi an F in regulatory oversight of for-profit colleges

The Hechinger Report

A new report says the state of Mississippi does not do enough to regulate for-profit colleges. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. Reports by other organizations have highlighted the outsized impact such practices have on vulnerable low-income and minority students — including those in Mississippi. Weekly Update.

Report 71
article thumbnail

Nine New Lawsuits Target ?Inclusive Access? Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations

Edsurge

More than a third of student respondents to a 2019 survey by the National Association of College Stores reported showing up for the first day of class without any of their assigned texts. And in February, nonprofit advocacy organization U.S.

article thumbnail

Teaching Must Get More Flexible Before It Falls Apart

Edsurge

Teachers report being more stressed as the pandemic goes on, and much more likely to leave the profession than they were before March 2020. At secondary schools, we’d have to toss out 5-day-per-week class rotations. According to national data, schools are not facing greater teacher vacancies this year than in years past.

Secondary 217
article thumbnail

On paper, teens are thriving. In reality, they’re not

The Hechinger Report

Nevertheless, teens report that their own mental health is spiraling : Increasingly, they are anxious, depressed and wrestling with thoughts of suicide. As other measures improved, youth also reported feeling less anxiety and depressive symptoms. Fewer teens are taking up smoking. Arrest rates among teens are dropping.