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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.

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. Now, she’s the most outspoken person you’ll ever meet,” he said.

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

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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.

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.).

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. Though some programs have helped lower dropout rates and improved graduation rates for students of color, the gap in the percentage of students finishing a degree has barely budged across the 30 community colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and University system. Before Ontere leaves, she schedules a follow-up meeting and hands him a meal voucher. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report.

Can a school save a neighborhood?

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Photo: Kia Gregory for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Kia Gregory for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Kia Gregory for The Hechinger Report. For Big Picture to retain its contract, the school must meet certain targets around enrollment, attendance and graduation.

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

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All students at P.S. 154 begin their day with a morning meeting. At one school in the Bronx, for example, the community partner and the principal didn’t meet until the first day of school last year. She not only treats patients, she goes into homes to assess risk factors.

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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I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are. 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. I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are.

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

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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. Equally concerning, a 2016 report by PayScale, a compensation data and software provider, revealed that a whopping 50% of surveyed managers feel that recent college graduates are inadequately prepared for full-time work.

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. Our programs were not meeting students’ individual needs.

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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When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

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Photo: Kelly Field for the Hechinger Report. Leave this field empty if you're human: Vermont has one of the oldest populations in the United States and, the Vermont State Data Center reports, is now tied with Connecticut for the lowest birth rate in the nation.

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.

In search of on-ramps to competency-based learning

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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. As a result, report cards may more accurately reflect what students actually know, but classroom models will be no better suited to filling in gaps reflected in those grades. Alternative high schools must meet students where they’re at and graduate them on a flexible basis.

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.

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

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The students in the blended version also take most of their courses online, but they occasionally meet in person for mentoring from a certified teacher or for clubs and sports. In the traditional model, you still want to differentiate and meet students’ needs, but sometimes it can be challenging when you need to move a student a little bit faster.” Most of them were dropouts.” “In

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

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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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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” ” “Who’s Meeting With DeVos ? ” 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.”

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.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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Eastwood often fondly recalls when Middletown High School’s newly renovated stadium hosted a regional track meet. It helps the teachers differentiate the instruction to meet the child’s needs.” Some teachers also have students assess their own mastery of skills.).

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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Eastwood often fondly recalls when Middletown High School’s newly renovated stadium hosted a regional track meet. It helps the teachers differentiate the instruction to meet the child’s needs.”. Some teachers also have students assess their own mastery of skills.).

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

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ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. 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.

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

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I would have been a dropout.”. One of the most common statements I heard when I was meeting with all the stakeholders,” Dedecker said, “was ‘This will never work here.’ At the outset a survey was conducted to assess the needs of schools, families and communities.

Are uncertified teachers better than substitutes?

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While he previously subbed in several classrooms in the Las Vegas school district of Clark County to make ends meet while working toward his Ph.D. At the beginning of last school year, the district reported 900 vacancies, according to its chief recruitment officer, Mike Gentry.

Education's Online Futures

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Whether or not the product has failed or enrollments have fallen or the promises were always mostly b t, to this day, the big MOOC companies and their famous founders remain in the headlines: “ Andrew Ng Spreads the Gospel of AI With a New Online School ,” Wired reported. It has some 2500 “beta testers,” Edsurge reported in February. Meanwhile, the state has cleared the company to become a dropout recovery school.

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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.