How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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A special education student at South Hills High School takes an online quiz about RNA. The district’s reforms to special education have included making sure students use the same textbooks as their general education peers.

3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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Instead of tossing mortarboards into the air come June, these non-graduates face a rocky climb in the job force, where they scramble to make up for their educational gaps. The “soft” predictors, those subtle hints that are precursors to student dropout.

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Teacher dropouts

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Editor''s note: This is a living post to which I will continue adding the stories of teacher dropouts as they are brought to my attention. To rob them of true educational experiences. The jobs these teacher dropouts are yearning for exists outside government schools.

Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.

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But no one who knew him back when he was a student, including Anthony, predicted that he would rise to become a model of education leadership and innovation. He threw chairs in classrooms. Today, Anthony is an award-winning educator. There are no desks in Anthony’s classroom.

3 ways to decrease the teacher dropout crisis

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Guest post by Eric Williams @ewilliams65 Ron Maggiano, an award-winning teacher in Virginia recently announced his retirement , stating, “I can no longer cooperate with a testing regime that I believe is suffocating creativity and innovation in the classroom.” But don’t stop there educators.

The educational value of a black teacher

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Wright, a professor of economics at Western Washington University, behavioral assessments of black students in the classroom significantly improve when they have a black teacher rather than a white teacher. She’d walk in the classroom, look at the child and ask, “Are we going to do this today?”

The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School

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In Tennessee, the education system made headlines a few years back when the state announced the “ Tennessee Promise ”—an initiative granting thousands of high school students the opportunity to attend two years of free community college. And one district in particular, the Putnam County School System in Cookeville , decided to push student ownership over higher education learning even further—with an extensive, dual-enrollment college credit program for high schoolers.

With the Help of Google and SF Muni, A Bus Sets Off to Serve City's High School Dropouts

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Think of it like a portable classroom on wheels—wi-fi, bus-driver and all. Now, Good and his team are trying to solve a new problem: helping high school dropouts get their diplomas in the face of strict gang lines, rundown schools, and spotty internet. The idea for a mobile classroom started in 2015, as Good and his team become increasingly concerned about the conditions their students were learning in. percent of which are high school dropouts.

Dropout Detective Offers Academic ‘Credit Scores’—But Is That a Good Thing?

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That’s why it might come as surprise to hear AspirEDU , an educational analytics company, pitch their Dropout Detective software as an “academic credit score” for students. But whereas credit scores are designed to prevent risky buyers from getting approved on loans, Dropout Detective is meant to improve student success and lower dropout rates. The data doesn’t include email, webinars participation, or engagement outside of classroom,” O’Grady explains.

Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future

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It’s one of a small but growing number of places where experts are testing new ideas that will shape the future of a college education, using everything from blockchain networks to computer simulations to artificial intelligence, or AI. Related: Is California saving higher education?

No longer ruled out: an educator develops strategies to keep court-involved students in school

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Even with his impressive list of accomplishments, Elliott worried that his education would be derailed. “I Related: From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration. Educators can change this,” she said. Educators can change this.”.

How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

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For many students, the switch from the classroom to studying at home is mostly a disorienting inconvenience. Related: Online higher education isn’t winning over students forced off campus by the coronavirus.

Special education’s hidden racial gap

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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 odds he faced, as a black boy in special education, were actually stacked against him.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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And while that makes her sad, it’s not what bothers her most after 34 years in the classroom. “My Eileen Wood, a first-grade teacher in Stoneham, Massachusetts, joined educators last month in a parade through town to greet students after schools closed.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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When it comes to their children’s education, parents are like drug-sniffing dogs. Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Higher Education. Dan D.

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

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Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. 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.

How parents of young kids make it through college

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Three-year-old Charlie loves going to her own classroom while Butcher goes to hers. BMCC first opened its center 30 years ago, with just two classrooms. She later started early childhood education classes at BMCC, quit her bank job and became an assistant teacher.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

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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. He knew it would be easy; he said tests in his special education classes almost always were.

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. People keep saying education shouldn’t depend on your zip code. Jawanda Mast with her daughter Rachel.

From private to public school: A college counselor straddles an economic divide

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Up until six weeks ago, she spent her days in Terra Linda’s College and Career Center, a converted classroom off the school’s busiest thoroughfare. Ward, 51, began her education career at Bucknell University, her alma mater, where she spent seven years working in admissions.

After all the fuss about getting in, how do poor students survive on elite campuses?

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education. This column about economically disadvantaged students was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

This program is helping fast-diversifying suburban schools promote success for all students

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I know that sounds terrible when thinking of educators, but it’s true. A sign inside an AVID elective classroom tries to motivate students. Related: Most colleges enroll many students who aren’t prepared for higher education.

Going back to school after 50

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This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to financial stability. Peña says that, for these students, the “fear factor” of getting back into the classroom is particularly potent.

Why we should all think about the gamification of education

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The educational system as we know it needs a revamp. The educational system needs to be restructured. There are many reasons behind high dropout rates , but many seem to stream from the same sources. The conveyor belt of education. The gamification of education.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

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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.

All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

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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. Higher Education.

Can ‘work colleges’ in cities become a low-cost, high-value model for the future?

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The demographic that we serve is the demographic that is becoming the majority of higher education. More than 50 percent of higher education students are Pell grant students. The demographic that we serve is the demographic that is becoming the majority of higher education.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Aleshia Greene, Ella’s mother, worried about her daughter’s education when she learned that she had cancer.

Progress in the Deep South: Black students combat segregation, poverty and dwindling school funding

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They also share one abiding theme: Parents know the risk of dropping out of school and want desperately for their children to get through high school and beyond in their education. They need to get an education,” Washington said.

Improving the quality of a higher educational institution

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This points to an even greater shift that’s being unfolded in the education industry. To pick up from our previous blog , we are exploring more into the workings of a higher educational institution and it’s efficiency improvement through executable, measurable, strategies.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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Kids work alone and in small groups; they sit at tiny desks and on beanbags and sofas scattered around the classroom. 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.

Hope in coal country: Parents without diplomas keep their kids in school

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They also share one abiding theme: parents know the risk of dropping out of high school and want desperately for their children to get through high school and beyond in their education. The school had fights in the hallways and tedium in the classrooms.

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

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But first, the kids in teacher Meghan Groves’ first-grade classroom were taking a moment to share their favorite part of the day. “My Higher Education. Education officials also cite the counseling and mental-health services the school receives from a handful of local organizations. “It

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. Google Classroom ? Google Classroom ?

Held back, but not helped

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As a freshman, she constantly got into fights, and spent long hours in a disciplinary classroom. One study by the Louisiana board of education showed that 40 percent of retained eighth graders did not even make it to a high-school campus after being held back. Higher Education.