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In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

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Teachers now assess students’ proficiency across four categories: basic, approaching, proficient and advanced. The question of how a proficiency-based report card will affect college admissions is a common concern for families around the country.

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.

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.

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

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Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. With people of color expected to make up a quarter of the state’s population by 2035, these gaps represent an economic threat to Minnesota; unless more residents get to and through college, there won’t be enough qualified workers to fill the jobs that require a post-secondary degree or certificate. “[O]ur To reach the state’s target, another 131,400 Minnesotans — two-thirds of them people of color—must earn a post-secondary credential. “As

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.

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.” Kayla Patrick, an author of the National Women’s Law Center report “Let Her Learn.”.

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.

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.

Colorado hybrid school taps into personalized learning

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Scores for grades 2-8 in math and reading on year-to-year Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments show 140 to 240 percent growth, with the highest scores in grades 6-8—when students typically see a slight decline. Material from a press release was used in this report.

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.”. At the outset a survey was conducted to assess the needs of schools, families and communities. Are our students completing post-secondary education?