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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School.

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

The Hechinger Report

Only, rather than sending health care or social service providers to support parents and assess young children’s readiness for school, McDowell is sending teachers directly to kids’ homes — including high schoolers’ — to counsel, persuade and cajole them to graduate on time and plan for their future.

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

The Hechinger Report

Wilda Rosario’s support groups for immigrant students at Patchogue-Medford High School usually start out with lots of laughter. Since 2016, Rosario has run half a dozen counseling groups of about eight to ten kids.

Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school

The Hechinger Report

Third-graders at Alamosa Elementary School in Albuquerque practice reading with first-graders in Carrie Ramirez’s classroom. This masked the fact that a single group of students tends to account for the vast majority of daily absences.

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

The Hechinger Report

Hatharasinghe-Gerschler had been diagnosed with a reading comprehension disability in elementary school. Back in Anchorage in the early 2000s, Michelle McLaughlin started doing research on her own to determine why her son, Michael, was falling further behind in elementary school.

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

The Hechinger Report

Skills like knowing how to ask for help or organize a study group “are as important as anything else you’re going to learn,” said Tudisco. He’d create a study group to go over the terms with classmates or make flashcards. Adam Salomon at his high school graduation.

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

The Hechinger Report

Bits of student performance data are only just starting to trickle out of the pilot schools, so it’s too early to assess most of them quantitatively. Most Basecamp schools make a lot of changes to the platform’s lesson plans, projects and assessments.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

In this case that meant at the fringe of schools—in the advanced classes, foreign languages, and credit and dropout recovery options they couldn’t otherwise offer, for example. At the Christensen Institute, we partnered with the Evergreen Education Group to do just that: research and profile district schools with measurable positive student results from having adopted blended learning. And the Spring City Elementary Hybrid Learning School in Spring City, Penn.,

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

The Hechinger Report

Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Our elementary and middle schools utilize i-Ready diagnostics to form enrichment and intervention groups,” says Dr. Julia Lamons, assessment supervisor at Greene County Schools. Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

A new elementary school, Presidential Park, hosts more than 1,000 students in a modern, state-of-the-art building. The initiative is in place at elementary and middle schools in Middletown. A daily 30-minute intervention period was added for all elementary students.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal.

How to help struggling young readers

The Hechinger Report

The repercussions of not learning to read are magnified for poor children: Research shows that low-income children who cannot read at grade level by third grade are six times more likely to become high school dropouts. “In

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Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning.

Twenty-one and in high school

The Hechinger Report

This model demands more resources than those available to a traditional high school, but given that the typical high school dropout costs the state an estimated $300,000 over their lifetime , Cesene argues that the math is elementary.

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

The Hechinger Report

McMicken Heights Elementary School principal Alexandria Haas sits with second-graders during a morning activity developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Good morning, Mahlet,” says one student to another at McMicken Heights Elementary School.

How to Prepare Students in the Early Years to Read at Grade Level

MindShift

The repercussions of not learning to read are magnified for poor children: Research shows that low-income children who cannot read at grade level by third grade are six times more likely to become high school dropouts.

What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?

The Hechinger Report

Each year, the district must report the breakdown of students in each class “specifically indicating any groupings or assignments by ability, achievement, or other basis such as advanced placement or honors classes, special education,” according to the court order.

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

The Hechinger Report

At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

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

The Hechinger Report

I would have been a dropout.”. At the outset a survey was conducted to assess the needs of schools, families and communities. Harvey Austin Elementary is located on Buffalo’s east side, where high unemployment results in 92 percent of its students receiving free or reduced-priced lunch.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Student-Loan Borrowers , by Age Group, Amount Owed, and Repayment Status, 2017.” despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” Via Chalkbeat : “40 cities in 10 years: Leaked presentation offers more details on new group’s goals to spread charter (and charter-like) schools.” ” The group: The City Fund. Writing assessment company Writable has raised $3.2

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