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

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Sarah Garland/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.

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

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Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. We’re not coming to judge you, not coming to address a problem that you’re having, not coming to report you. Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report.

The community college “segregation machine”

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Photo: Meredith Kolodner/The Hechinger Report. This story was produced jointly by inewsource San Diego, a data-focused investigative news organization, and The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

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Many of us find students benefit greatly when the school employs curriculum-based assessments to measure progress. This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions.

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. To reach the 40 percent target would require roughly $18 billion more, the report said.

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

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Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. This masked the fact that a single group of students tends to account for the vast majority of daily absences. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

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It is features like these that have helped former high school dropouts like Rocheli Burgos — and other students who have struggled in school — get a second chance at earning a diploma. The Barr Foundation is one of the many funders of The Hechinger Report.).

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

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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. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

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

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Photo: Karen Salomon for The Hechinger Report. 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. Adam Salomon at his high school graduation.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

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Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. As a state, we cannot afford to leave anyone behind,” said Alex Hermida, senior research analyst at the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and chair of a state-led group that is tackling the challenge. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. College dropouts cost Minnesota millions of dollars in wasted subsidies and lost revenue each year. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report.

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

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Photo: Robbie Feinberg for The Hechinger Report. Is anyone interested in taking an assessment today?” He then mills around the room, meeting with students individually or in small groups. Photo: Robbie Feinberg for The Hechinger Report.

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.

Can a school save a neighborhood?

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NYC’s bold gamble: Spend big on impoverished students’ social and emotional needs to get academic gains

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Fourth-graders at P.S. 67 often work in groups. And each school has been paired with a community group “partner” to help serve various needs. She not only treats patients, she goes into homes to assess risk factors. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts poverty Principals Race

Getting a GED while still enrolled in high school

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Photo: Judge Evans for The Hechinger Report. In New Orleans, the large number of dropouts who lack HiSET credentials drives the astronomically high count of so-called “opportunity youth.” The goal with the first two groups was to help them earn a traditional diploma, if possible.

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

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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.

States will soon be free to transform standardized testing, but most won’t

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Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. In the early 1990s, Kentucky districts were among those grading student portfolios and assessing performance tasks, instead of standardized tests, and they found themselves on the cutting edge of educational assessment.

How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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As we got near each other, the young man literally grabbed and hugged me,” my colleague reported. I’ve spent 16 years serving on and chairing the board of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and 25 years leading companies that serve schools and students of all kinds. Environment —Optimize your classroom to support independent, small group, and whole group instruction and to reflect the multiplicity of students in your classes. “Stay out of jail!”

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

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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. Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools.

About 1 in 3 HS Seniors Prepared for College Math, NAEP Shows

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According to the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), only 37% of American 12th-graders are academically prepared for college math and reading. The results of the report were demographically split as well. (Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons).

How to help struggling young readers

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Photo: Sarah Gonser for 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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Proficiency and NAEP scores: Let’s stop talking about trivial distinctions and focus on ending inequality instead

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It was as predictable as night following day that this week’s release of results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress would be followed by weeping and gnashing of teeth on a biblical scale. As we read NAEP’s latest report, we should focus on what truly matters.

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

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Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. Their ESSA plans detail systemic transformations of assessment methods and other practices, according to Lillian Pace, the senior director of national policy at KnowledgeWorks. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report.

More students are graduating but that’s not the whole story

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Understandably at the front of the first group is U.S. Improvements in graduation rates were seen for each of the reported student subgroups — broken down by ethnicity, socioeconomics, limited English proficiency, and special education status.

Twenty-one and in high school

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This story is part of a Hechinger reporting series about how “last chance” high schools are pioneering some of the latest trends in high school reform. He realized that some students don’t succeed on the conventional academic path, and ran a school for dropouts on Arena Boulevard.

Some colleges extend scholarships and other help to rural high school grads

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Photo: Diane Weiss for The Hechinger Report. Rural fourth- and eighth-graders do, in fact, score better on the National Assessment of Educational Progress than urban students, on average, and just as well as suburban ones, the U.S. Department of Education reports.

We’re asking the wrong questions about early childhood education

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And as we discuss in a report released last week , the picture isn’t as simple as it appears at first glance. And since the majority of America’s children don’t attend pre-K in the first place, findings from these studies apply only to the limited group who do. Katharine Stevens.

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

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This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report). “In Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report ). Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report ).

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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have been part of the “Horizon Report” for a while. There are many benefits of using learning analytics, as follows: Increase retention and performance: Learning analytics may be used to reduce dropout rates and increase students’ performance.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” In related news: “ Right-wing groups are recruiting students to target teachers ,” says Reveal. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported.

'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

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Brown says technology has made differentiating instruction based on students’ needs easier, noting how the curriculum is personalized through programs such as Odysseyware, a learning management system that allows students to move through lessons at their own pace (based on assessed content mastery). Most of them were dropouts.” “In Yet through partnerships with clinical behavior groups in Huntsville, Ala.,

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

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“What’s the dropout rate in some places? iCivics is also part of a group supporting a Massachusetts bill that would incorporate hands-on civics projects into the state’s curriculum. How do you teach kids to be active participants in government?

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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“If we can grab them at kindergarten and start to give them the skills that they need in order to be successful students,” says Creeden, “we have the potential to prevent that student from being a high school dropout.”

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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If we can grab them at kindergarten and start to give them the skills that they need in order to be successful students,” says Creeden, “we have the potential to prevent that student from being a high school dropout.”. Some teachers also have students assess their own mastery of skills.).

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

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They’re obstacles being reported by the growing ranks of independent professional advisors, counselors and advocates trying to help students like these get into and through college — and finding mindboggling barriers that have previously remained mostly out of public view.

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

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Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. But Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has put school discipline back on the table by telling reporters she is “looking closely” at whether to change the 2014 federal guidance, which some conservative critics have blamed for sowing “ classroom chaos.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Chalkbeat : “Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students.” Via The Hechinger Report : “For students teetering on the edge financially, micro-grants help them finish college.” ” 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.”

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