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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.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

The Hechinger Report

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.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. It was the latest big-fix trend in K-12 education, and Gist, a favored daughter of Silicon Valley philanthropists, offered up the nation’s smallest state as a laboratory mouse. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. We discuss their goals and what they are working on, and if they had an assessment we might talk about that,” she said. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Dan D.

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

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Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. Recognizing these trends, state policymakers set a goal almost four years ago of increasing the proportion of 25- to 44-year-olds, of all races, with at least a postsecondary certificate to 70 percent by 2025. 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.

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.

Proficiency and NAEP scores: Let’s stop talking about trivial distinctions and focus on ending inequality instead

The Hechinger Report

It was as predictable as night following day that this week’s release of results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress would be followed by weeping and gnashing of teeth on a biblical scale. As we read NAEP’s latest report, we should focus on what truly matters.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

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.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. The Kellogg Foundation is among the many supporters of The Hechinger Report.). Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report.

In search of on-ramps to competency-based learning

The Christensen Institute

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.

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.

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.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

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.

Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

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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In our community’s next webinar, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center will share the results from Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America, a report from a national survey of over 1500 parents of children ages 2-10.