How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

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The district relied on individual schools to call families, while its department of research, assessment and data conducted surveys at individual school sites to find out whether families had an internet connection and computer access. OAKLAND, Calif.

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 New England Secondary Schools Consortium has been collecting commitments from the region’s colleges to ward off these worries. Robins sees clear benefits to doing away with class rank and assessing students as individuals on their own path to mastery. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts High school reform Personalized Learning Rural schools


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Held back, but not helped

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In the mid-2000s, Louisiana implemented high-stakes tests known as Louisiana Educational Assessment Program, or LEAP, which required fourth and eighth graders to show that they were grade-level proficient. Early this past December, the state released guidance to explain how to institute alternatives to retention in fourth grade, to comply with a resolution passed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in October.

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

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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

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

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Even students with cognitive delays may be able to attend modified post-secondary programs if given adequate preparation and encouragement in school. Schools are supposed to revise the IEP document annually in partnership with the student’s parents and conduct a barrage of assessments to reevaluate the child’s disability classification every three years. Michael’s IEP allowed him to work in small groups, have extended time on assessments and use a computer for written assignments.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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Jacqueline Reis, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said that while the state had focused on helping special education students transition out of high school before Dracut, the ruling did have an impact. “It Districts recognized the need to assess how the student would do in college or work or the community and then provide services in accordance with what they find.”. Adam Salomon at his high school graduation.

Who Will Teach the Children? The 3 Keys to Building Globally Competitive, World Class Schools

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UNESCO reports that the market for pre-primary, primary and secondary education worldwide expanded by more than 142 million students between 1999 and 2006. ” Everything else is secondary! By Franklin P. Schargel.

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. And, the high school completion rate for secondary classes as well as college-credit bearing courses increased as well through PGA’s concurrent enrollment program with local colleges. Achievement increasing by up to 240 percent in math and reading.

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

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Their ESSA plans detail systemic transformations of assessment methods and other practices, according to Lillian Pace, the senior director of national policy at KnowledgeWorks. High schools were rated on standardized tests, as well as dropout, attendance and graduation rates. These new assessment systems are a crucial component of personalization. New Hampshire is piloting its new assessment system alongside traditional testing.

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

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Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re At Benjamin Franklin Elementary and Eleanor McMain Secondary, Nathaniel and Nathan Albert were inseparable.

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

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Among Act 77’s aims: to reduce high school dropout rates, particularly among low-income students. (In At Randolph Union, the pioneer — the “pied piper,” as Goldstein calls him — is Ken Cadow, a former Navy lieutenant and grocery store owner who was given a 2017 Champion award by the Vermont Agency of Education and the New England Secondary School Consortium for his efforts in workforce development and personalized learning.

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.”. It was this demand for cooperation, local officials say, that created Say Yes’s key benefit: The newfound ability of key players from the mayor’s office, school district, teachers union, parent groups, business community and higher education institutions to work closely together toward the common goal of increasing post-secondary education for Buffalo’s students. Are our students completing post-secondary education?