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Report outlines long road ahead for Jackson Public Schools

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Photo:Liz Willen/ The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. The report does not sugarcoat the system’s problems.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Personalized learning in Juab is still a work in progress.

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020

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If e-learning came to life as a method to augment face-to-face learning, it is now an approach to education that is bigger than the traditional method it was meant to support. Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020. Game-based learning. Immersive learning.

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

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Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. But personalized learning raises big questions about educational equity.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

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. The teachers also learned that there are a handful of family members in the household, including Johnathan, his mother, a sister and an infant relative. Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report.

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

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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. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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.).

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?” Related: Tipping point: Can summit put personalized learning over the top? Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Can a school save a neighborhood?

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Photo: Kia Gregory for The Hechinger Report. The housing authority and the district, which manages the school, hired Big Picture Learning, a nationally recognized education nonprofit, to operate it. Photo: Kia Gregory for The Hechinger Report.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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The next school day and a just a few floors below, Miller is in the school’s biotechnology lab where students are learning the skills they would need for a job testing specimens for the presence of amalyse, the protein enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar. HATHORNE, Mass. —

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

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Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. Others have revamped remedial education, a major stumbling block for students who are forced to repeat subjects they should have learned in high school. 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. System leaders don’t dispute that assessment.

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.

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

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Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. To her left, Makayla offered: “My sunshine share is the part where we learned about oak trees.” Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of us find students benefit greatly when the school employs curriculum-based assessments to measure progress. Both of these are critical pieces to the successful accomplishment of learning goals. graphic organizers to help students organize and assess information.

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. A student who got an A was assumed to have learned something.

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. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special education

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. Future of Learning.

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. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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.” Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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. How to Navigate the Needs of (M)any Student(s) So All Paths Lead to Learning. Product —Provide varying opportunities and methods for students to demonstrate learning. “Stay out of jail!”

In search of on-ramps to competency-based learning

The Christensen Institute

As a result, we would predict that time-based metrics and incentives could cannibalize many efforts to reinvent learning in a competency-based manner. Indeed, a school district may spend scarce resources building out a list of desired “competencies” that it wants students to master, but lack the resources or capacity to rethink scheduling and assessment.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs

Wisewire

Learning House’s most recent survey of online students (2017) notes that 52% of respondents reviewed programs at three or more institutions before making their decision. Learning. Having finally entered into a program, the learning phase can take place.

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

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On average, in the selected schools, less than 8 percent of children were reading at grade level in 2015; 88 percent of students were black or Latino; and students were also poorer, more likely to have learning disabilities and less likely to be fluent in English than students at other city schools.

OPINION: This high-poverty district learned to think differently about teaching and learning

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Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. The district aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet learning standards recently adopted by the state and modeled on the Common Core state standards. Opportunities for online learning. Future of Learning.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

IAD Learning

Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry. Not by chance, learning analytics and all its related technologies (measuring learning, artificial intelligence, adaptive learning, personalized learning, etc.)

Colorado hybrid school taps into personalized learning

eSchool News

students attend blended classes on campus and take online courses from home, and district educators say a personalized learning solution has had a positive impact in a number of academic areas. but rather ‘What do these individual students need to learn today?’”.

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

But such roles are not yet commonplace, and there remains much to learn, both about how they can be crafted for optimal impact, and how business models need to be designed to enable them. This echoes a 2009 report by Public Agenda for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which found that boredom played a major or minor role in 45% of recent college dropouts’ decisions to leave school.

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

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The K-12 school is a part-virtual and part-blended learning space—meaning students from all over the state can attend the virtual school (which serves over 1000 students, according to the principal Nelson Brown) and students within a 70 mile radius can participate in the blended version of the school (which has approximately 300 to 400 students depending on the year). We sit down with students and create a personalized learning plan for each of them. Most of them were dropouts.” “In

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