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Report outlines long road ahead for Jackson Public Schools

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Photo:Liz Willen/ The Hechinger Report. Loud cheering, a drum line, endless applause and a full buffet at Jackson’s convention center on Thursday night accompanied the release of a report that could herald in a top-to-bottom overhaul of the 24,000-student school system here.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

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A big part of this shift was to change the grading system. Teachers now assess students’ proficiency across four categories: basic, approaching, proficient and advanced. The post In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

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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.

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. The system, she said, “failed me.”. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special education

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. Our students have immense talent but this system handicaps them.”.

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 ‘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. He blames the system.

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. At the system’s seven four-year universities, it’s actually gotten wider. 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?” Under the system, students then sign a contract with their professor outlining the work they need to do over the next 45 days to boost that grade to a passing mark.

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.

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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The funding by the city is there; it’s now more about the management system.”. She not only treats patients, she goes into homes to assess risk factors. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts poverty Principals RaceFourth-graders at P.S. 67 often work in groups.

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.” YEP got its start in 2004 as a re-entry program for teens involved in the juvenile-court system.

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

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The centerpiece of Summit’s franchising effort, called Basecamp, is its Personalized Learning Platform, or PLP, a free, open-sourced learning management system that boasts a full curriculum for grades 6 through 12, including projects, online learning resources and tests.

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. We published the first of these reports recently as a series of case studies titled Proof Points: Blended Learning Success in School Districts. Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools.

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.

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

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One way innovators are pursuing these broader, patient-centered objectives—particularly in caring for high-cost, high-need patients—is by pairing patients with a dedicated contact with whom they can interact throughout a particular care process, or patients’ tenure with a system. These roles have titles like patient advocate, case manager, care navigator, or health coach; and their roles vary depending on the health system and patient population.

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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Irvine, Lake Elsinore, and Santa Clara, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Centennial , CO (July 03, 2018) Illuminate Education , the company transforming K-12 instruction through education intelligence solutions, has merged with IO Education, SchoolCity, Alpine Achievement, and Key Data Systems (KDS).

In search of on-ramps to competency-based learning

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As more and more school systems across the country explore “going competency-based,” we need to be attentive to the processes that will actually allow such innovations to thrive. School systems need to heed this warning and take pains to protect innovative competency-based approaches from the tug of status-quo pressures and performance measures.

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.

Mississippi governor named chairman of National Education Center

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“This is a credit to the progress that Mississippi has seen in recent years with our education system. Sierra Mannie is an education reporting fellow with the Jackson Free Press and The Hechinger Report. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant will assume the role in July of 2017.

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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Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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have been part of the “Horizon Report” for a while. Data comes from many sources : Student Information Systems (SIS) : provide demographic and academic data. Other systems: provide multiple types of information.

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. Initially, the school system used the program across grades 1-12.

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

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Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. New Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont are among the few states that have been building personalized learning systems for years. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. But developing such systems is a complicated task. “We’re

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

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The American prison system has been criticized for being a place of punishment instead of rehabilitation. In states such as Alabama, where youth as young as 14 can be tried as adults, going into the system can mean a lifetime of condemnation. Most of them were dropouts.” “In Carter hopes that this rehabilitative approach to incarcerated youth can reduce the recidivism rate, which according to the 2016 State Board of Pardons and Paroles Report stands at 35 percent.

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.

OPINION: Arne Duncan, the fallible narrator

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Pointing to the decline in the county’s dropout rate, Duncan proclaims: “It’s a model that works, and it’s been replicated across Georgia and has also been the subject of a Harvard Business School study.” (A Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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.

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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.” Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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

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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. Deering High School graduation at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

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. I begin to ponder: Have the rigorous demands of the Nevada Academic Content Standards and my extensive evaluation system decimated my learners joy of reading? 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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The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

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To establish create a common set of definitions around digital literacy, the report proposes three buckets of literacies: “universal literacy,” or being adept at using basic productivity (word processing, image manipulation, content authoring) tools; “creative literacy,” which involves more technical and specialized content-creation skills (such as video editing and animation); and cross-disciplinary literacies that combine humanities studies with digital social media.