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The messy reality of personalized learning

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Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Nearly two decades ago, the reporter Todd Oppenheimer documented the aggressive rise of emerging Silicon Valley technologies — personal computers and the Internet — in the nation’s public schools. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

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Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. The success of home visits has been well documented for infants and has been studied at the elementary and middle school level , but it’s an open question whether these visits make a difference for older students, according to some experts.

Held back, but not helped

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Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. “We Laster’s presentation, based on 2010 data, reported that 28 percent of Louisiana students did not make it to fourth grade on time. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

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This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. The department said the documents were “outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective.”.

These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don’t help them go to college

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This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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Photo: Gretchen Ertl for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Gretchen Ertl for The Hechinger Report. That evolution has sped up since 2001, when the state introduced a requirement that students pass a statewide assessment (known as the MCAS) to earn a high school diploma.

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Closing Underperforming NYC Schools Worked, Study Shows

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A 2004 report by Johns Hopkins stated that New York City had the highest concentration of “dropout factories” in the country. Critics were harsh when Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed dozens of large high school that were failing in New York City.

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How To Make A Civics Education Stick

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“What’s the dropout rate in some places? government are enshrined in founding documents, but civics classes don’t have to be a narrow, boring reading of those texts. How do you teach kids to be active participants in government?

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

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To establish create a common set of definitions around digital literacy, the report proposes three buckets of literacies: “universal literacy,” or being adept at using basic productivity (word processing, image manipulation, content authoring) tools; “creative literacy,” which involves more technical and specialized content-creation skills (such as video editing and animation); and cross-disciplinary literacies that combine humanities studies with digital social media.

Is the effort to curb strict discipline going too far, too fast?

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Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. So, too, did the growing body of evidence documenting the harm associated with pulling students out of school: One study , for example, found that students’ chances of dropping out doubled with their first suspension.

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. His paltry education was much like that of dozens of other children in the GNETS system whose experiences this reporter researched.

Chronically absent: Is quality education possible in juvenile detention in Mississippi?

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The report also found that two-thirds to three-fourths of 9th graders who did return to school after incarceration withdraw within a year. Related: Dropouts try to find their way back to school. Jelin McChristian, 19, is pursuing his GED since leaving Jim Hill High School.