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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.

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.

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.

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

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Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Students who routinely miss school get individual assessments and attendance success plans geared toward their unique needs and circumstances.

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.

A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

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Photo: Amadou Diallo/The Hechinger Report. Special Report. In this ongoing series, The Hechinger Report is visiting high schools that have beaten the long odds to learn what’s behind their success. Photo: Amadou Diallo/The Hechinger Report.

For students with disabilities, quality of education can depend on zip code

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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. She fought for years and went to court to stop her district from giving her daughter certain assessments.

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.

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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Can a school save a neighborhood?

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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.

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.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs

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While it’s common for us to view our programs from an instructional perspective, it has now become vital that we leverage other frameworks to inform our evaluation as well. Do we have a programmatic assessment plan? Does our program support a prior learning assessment model?

TEACHER VOICE: Raising the bar on high school diplomas slams the doors on the weakest students

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The recent three-part series on proficiency-based learning in Maine by The Hechinger Report’s Lillian Mongeau (which appeared in both The Report and the Portland Press Herald ) is very informative on this topic.

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. Content —Select and adapt content so students at all levels of readiness can access the same ideas and information. “Stay out of jail!”

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

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The merger combines leading formative assessment and data platforms (Illuminate Education, IO Education, SchoolCity and Alpine Achievement) with a leading formative item bank provider (Key Data Systems). “We’re For more information on Key Data Systems, visit [link].

Spreading First Aid for Teens’ Mental Health by Training Adults to Help

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Left untreated, mental health concerns can contribute to high school dropout rates. But a community-wide intervention called Mental Health First Aid seeks to equip teachers, parents and caregivers with the information and skills they need to intervene during a mental health emergency.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

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Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: March 4, 2017 State auditor introduces legislation to protect students' personal information | The Turner Report → Missouri Senate Bill 478 would require school districts to notify parents or guardians of a data breach involving student information.

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Gates Foundation Gives Millions to Improve Teacher Training

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Early in the 2000s, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation put millions into creating small schools, believing that separating large high schools with growing dropout rates into several smaller schools would increase graduation rates. Bill and Melinda Gates never give up.

SmartAsset: Best K-12 Schools Are in the Northeast

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State-level per-student funding was also taken into consideration, as well as the student-teacher ratio, the high school dropout rate, and the percentage of high school graduates who go on to attend college. “State governments have an especially important role,” the report says.

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. Author information Grace Smith | The post Closing Underperforming NYC Schools Worked, Study Shows appeared first on Education News.

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Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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have been part of the “Horizon Report” for a while. Learning analytics data is the set of information collected about the student, the learning environment, the learning interactions, and the learning outcomes. Other systems: provide multiple types of information.

Researchers Say Level of Education and Health Causally Linked

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The findings revealed that if every adult high school dropout in the population in the year 2010 had a GED or a diploma, 145,243 deaths could have been avoided, reports Anya Kamenetz for NPR.

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.”

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

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“What’s the dropout rate in some places? Plus, students are inundated with information from social media, and they need to learn how to wade through it all to find the facts. How do you teach kids to be active participants in government?

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

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As schools increasingly outsource services to companies, “going from managing staff to managing vendors requires a whole new set of capabilities and skills for CIOs [chief information officers],” he tells EdSurge. FUN SAD FACT: According to Avi Yashchin, Senior Offering Manager at IBM Watson: “Sadness [sentiments] in incoming freshman college application essay is the sixth strongest predictor of dropout.” Switches, routers, panels and projectors.

'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 The American prison system has been criticized for being a place of punishment instead of rehabilitation.

Empowered Readers: Technology That Can Re-Inspire Students’ Love of Reading

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The district is also known for having one of the largest dropout rates and one of the highest pupil-to-teacher ratios in the country. Students are inundated with information and visual stimulation at a rapid pace, and their stamina for reading lengthy pieces of text needs to be cultivated. And there’s another crucial piece to all of this: bringing in reflection as part of the assessment, instead of succumbing to that age-old need for numbers and multiple-choice.

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Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

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.).

What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?

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In the civil rights era, Greenville, Mississippi was the model of desegregation for the nation, a shining example held up by the famous Coleman Report of a community doing it the right way. These detailed reports are the primary means by which the federal court and the DOJ provide oversight.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported. “ Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death,” The New York Times reported on Thursday. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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.

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” Via US News & World Report : “Bathroom Wars.” Do keep all this in mind whenever you hear ed-tech entrepreneurs and venture capitalists and ed-reform types cheer for Betsy DeVos : Via Chalkbeat : “Betsy DeVos, reportedly opposed to rolling back protections for transgender students , defends the changes.” Via The Hechinger Report : “ DeVos praises virtual schools , but new research points to problems.” Education Politics.

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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 Hechinger Report : “Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores.” despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.”

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