3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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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

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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

College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

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According to a 2018 analysis , more than three-quarters of high school seniors who received coaching through the New York City Department of Education’s program matriculated to college in the fall, versus just over half of high school graduates who had not participated.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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household incomes by 5 percent by 2060, according to one analysis. 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.

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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Black women earn just 61 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts, according to analysis by the nonprofit advocacy group Equal Pay Today. Andre Perry Higher Ed News Opinion community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion Race

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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In 2014, the labor market analysis firm Burning Glass Technologies tried to capture the extent of degree inflation. Matthew Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, a labor market analysis firm. Ryan Tillman-French, a developer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston.

Progress in the Deep South: Black students combat segregation, poverty and dwindling school funding

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High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed and earn thousands of dollars less per year than people with higher levels of education. The national average was $12,756 according to an analysis by the publication Education Week.

Held back, but not helped

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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.

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.

Out of the fields: In a North Carolina county where few Latino parents have diplomas, their kids are aiming for college

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The county’s ability to raise local funds for the schools to supplement the state money it receives is minimal — it’s 96th among 100 counties in property values, according to an analysis by the Public School Forum of North Carolina.

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

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

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K-12 News achievement gap Betsy Devos Charters Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma Parents poverty RaceSchool founder Howard Fuller visits with students at the Milwaukee Collegiate Academy charter school. Photo: Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. MILWAUKEE, Wis. —

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

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.

Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

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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?

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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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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

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

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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


” 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.

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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.

How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

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It is about gaining in-depth information out of large amounts of data, by its analysis. dropouts. The research and analysis in these directions can help educators modify and create adaptive learning curriculum for their students. By Samuel Alfie.

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Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education


They are developing a recommendation engine to leverage dropout rate data to predict and design interventions for at-risk students. After intervening and supporting approximately 16,000 students, dropout rates have decreased and test scores have improved.

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.

10 of the best and worst school systems

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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.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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For an absurd example, if dropouts tended to take classes on Thursdays in their first semester at college, but students who completed their degrees didn’t, then you might worry about current students who are currently taking classes on Thursdays. He could have been another dropout casualty.

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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.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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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

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

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.”

Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

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


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.

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


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


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.

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.