3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

And like any major problem, this mass exodus of dropouts must be addressed sooner rather than later through innovative interventions. The “soft” predictors, those subtle hints that are precursors to student dropout. Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia.

Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle

The Hechinger Report

Child Trends analysis of NSFG 2011-15 data, accessed through the National Center for Health Statistics. The post Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Analysis: Trump’s Justice Dept moves to protect whites in college admissions

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Meredith: The idea of using dropout rates to test for racial bias in admissions does not have evidence to support it. The idea of using dropout rates to test for racial bias in admissions does not have evidence to support it. Analysis Higher Ed Politics Race

After all the fuss about getting in, how do poor students survive on elite campuses?

The Hechinger Report

Her point, and Jack’s spot-on analysis, both illustrate why the discussion of elite campuses must shift from admission to acclimation.

Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

The proportion of overage students — those who have been retained for at least one grade — hovers around 40 percent for New Orleans high school students, according to an analysis of 2014 data by researchers at Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, which is based at Tulane University.

The community college “segregation machine”

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A Hechinger Report/inewsource analysis of California community college data yielded stark results. Higher Ed News achievement gap community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion Race Testing

STUDENT VOICES: NYC’s schools chief Richard Carranza promised us he’ll keep pushing for racial integration

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There is not one psychometrician that has given an analysis that [the admissions test] is valid or reliable as a single criteria to identify talent for a student to go to a specialized school,” Carranza said, pointing out that no selective high school anywhere else in the country uses a single multiple-choice exam score as the sole factor in admissions. K-12 News Gifted education Graduation and dropouts Law and policy Miseducation Podcast Race School choice Segregation

We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

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About one-third of all black collegians earn degrees in either a STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) field or in business, according to my analysis of integrated post-secondary education data system (IPEDS), the national dataset of college outcomes.

Special education’s hidden racial gap

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A Hechinger Report analysis of federal data exposes the stark racial gap between different groups of special education students. How one district solved its special education dropout problem. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem.

Why placing students in difficult high school classes may increase college enrollment

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During his tenure, North Central High School recorded the largest increase in the state in the percentage of students attending college after graduation, according to Gering’s analysis of state data. K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access poverty

Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

The Hechinger Report

There are 203 accredited postsecondary institutions on the island of Puerto Rico, according to analysis of the U.S. Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, located in the capital of San Juan, among other colleges.

Are Mississippi’s students prepared for college?

The Hechinger Report

More than 42 percent of students who arrived at the state’s community colleges in 2014 required at least one remedial course, as did more than 17 percent of new students, including transfers, at four-year public Mississippi universities according to a new analysis of data.

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Economic Impact of Suspending 10th Graders: $35 Billion, Study Says

Marketplace K-12

Dropping the nation’s suspension rate by even a small amount could yield a multi-billion-dollar economic impact by helping to lower drop-out rates, leading to savings in public programs and higher wages for affected students, a new analysis finds. Slashing Dropout Rate Key to Turnaround in Mass. Marketplace K-12 dropout rate suspensions U.S. By Guest Blogger Evie Blad. Cross-posted from Rules for Engagement.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

” When, or if, this doomsday scenario arises for higher education, it will be a combination of the challenges we have examined thus far – costs of “campus-based” education, failing revenue streams, and expensive dropouts.

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Is college worth it? It’s a definite maybe.

The Christensen Institute

Analysis from Georgetown’s Center for Education and the Workforce shows that the lifetime difference in earnings between majors can be as much as three times as large as the million dollar difference in lifetime earnings between those who go to college and those who don’t.

New research offers hope to first-generation college grads

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The report’s findings came from an analysis of three different national surveys that followed almost 50,000 students from high school onward. It’s unclear from the current data if the dropout rates for first-generation students are improving or worsening.

Some experts have a new idea to help students afford college: more federal loans

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The aid offered to a sample of 11,000 students fell short by $12,000, on average, of covering what they’d have to pay, even after accounting for every possible grant and federal loan, according to an analysis by New America. Tillman Hall at Clemson University.

10 of the best and worst school systems

eSchool News

Because of the variances in funding for public school systems, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently conducted an analysis of 2017’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

IAD Learning

Analysis : Analysis is the process of adding intelligence to data using algorithms. However, big data and mid/small data analysis techniques share a set of common machine learning and analytical algorithms.

Analytics maturity model at your educational institution

IAD Learning

Data analysis mathematical complexity. Dropout rate predictions are a clear example of this type of analytics.

To Get To College, It Helps Black Students To Have A Black Teacher Early On

MindShift

With the addition of college enrollment data, the analysis shows that the impact of black teachers on black students reaches even further than researchers initially thought.

Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

The Christensen Institute

What the analysis from framing this through the disruptive innovation lens suggests is that perhaps this is not a battle that has to be fought on either side at the moment. Those students would be better off but might be counted as dropouts nonetheless under the ratings system.”. A Wall Street Journal article last week reported that the Obama administration is running into major political and technical obstacles in completing and rolling out its college ratings system.

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Relevant Math For Students’ Lives: Creating Context With Social Justice Issues

MindShift

In one project, groups of three or four students were responsible for a written mathematical analysis of their topic, two visual representations of the data, an engaging public service announcement video explaining the data and a list of recommendations for how the issue could be addressed.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

District learning leaders use findings and data analysis to work with teachers to ensure common achievements throughout the program. The district faced challenges with dropouts and reduced graduation rates due to failed classes, school transfers, and absences due to weather and medical issues.

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

The Hechinger Report

At the same time, the number of children being removed from their homes because of parental drug use has also increased, according to data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. Overall, there’s been an increase in graduation rates and a decrease in dropouts.

Five-Way Merger Creates New Illuminate Education: Bringing K-12 Educators the Broadest Choice of Student Achievement and Personalized Learning Offerings

techlearning

Data analysis and reporting combined with individual student plans for RTI, Early Literacy, Gifted, English Language Learners, and others, save significant time and help educators connect data, meaning, and action to support the needs of all learners.

Newsweek Publishes Annual Top High Schools List

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“Our analysis looks at a broad range of criteria and sheds light on schools that are setting the bar high for their students and helping them to succeed in the next chapter of their education.”

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

I grew up in my parent’s motel and attended local urban public schools, which had a dropout rate of 40 percent. The New SAT requires students to write an analysis essay based on an argumentative passage that they read. SAT Scores: A New Number.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post.

As small private colleges keep closing, some are fighting back

The Hechinger Report

These also show that Nichols has reduced the number of dropouts, holding onto $5.4 And it’s begun a cost analysis of its smallest academic departments, with as few as 11 candidates for degrees apiece but as many as three full-time professors.

Budget cuts are taking the heaviest toll on colleges that serve the neediest students

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There’s an old saying that budget cuts give flagships a cold and regional campuses pneumonia,” said Tom Harnisch, director of state relations and policy analysis at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” Getting Smart and the XQ Institute have released a “landscape analysis of competency-based education.” *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. (Oh

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What Does “College Ready” Really Mean, Anyway?

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Right, so, with Madison (my daughter), I told her that the universal skills of “doing well in school” (college, in this case) were literacy (close reading, skimming, note-taking, argument analysis and formation, the writing process, etc.),

Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college

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Levine cited an analysis Wellesley commissioned two years ago of how many visitors to the website completed both MyinTuition and the school’s then-standard net-price calculator. Phillip Levine, Katharine Coman and A.

Temple University is spending millions to get more students through college, but is there a cheaper way?

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Jones discussed programs at Temple that provide financial resources to students the university thinks are at risk of dropping out, while Tough discussed the power of just telling students they belong in college—a potentially far cheaper solution to the college dropout crisis.

The mindboggling barriers that colleges create — and that end up hurting their own students

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I think the majority of higher education is complacent” about their dropouts, he said. Nancy Lee Sanchez, in red, executive director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, with students she advises.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” ” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Procuring digital learning tools and technology to help educate students with special needs are two of 10 ‘hotspots’ in government contracting for 2018, according to an analysis of bids and RFPs conducted by GovWin+Onvia from Deltek.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. An Organizational Network Analysis of Nonmajor Philanthropic Giving in K12 Education” by Joseph J. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

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I would have been a dropout.”. Dedecker and Radford credit Rust and his team for emphasizing data and analysis to ensure that resources went where they could have the greatest impact.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” ” "According to @LinkedIn ’s analysis of its 500 million users, emerging online educational platforms like @udacity , FreeCodeCamp, and General Assembly have each placed more full-stack engineers into jobs this past year than any American university." Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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