3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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And like any major problem, this mass exodus of dropouts must be addressed sooner rather than later through innovative interventions. The “soft” predictors, those subtle hints that are precursors to student dropout. These clues exist not just in classroom performance or student transcripts, but also on social media sites and in other virtual landscapes. Social media engagement data analysis can assist in targeting potential dropouts before they disappear from your rosters.

How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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Photo: Sarah Butrymowicz/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. While general education classrooms at Covina High School in this town in the Valley east of Los Angeles were stocked with algebra and geometry books, Parry was given a book that covered only basic math.

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How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

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Photo: Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger 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 in improving graduation rates and sending more students to college. So our daily greeting provides a positive interaction before they get into their classroom.”. Photo: Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem.

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. That information includes a daily report of how every student at the school is performing across their classes.

They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

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Remote learning had given her a look into their classrooms, and she didn’t like what she saw. Her younger child’s classroom was constantly being divided for activities based on gender, a pattern Gray found frustrating ? Caroline Preston contributed reporting.

Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

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She and her colleagues have had to intercede in evictions, deliver supplies and report children in dire circumstances to child protective services since the start of the pandemic. Other districts around the country have reported similarly high numbers of missing students.

OPINION: The pandemic exposes just how much support college students need

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Recent studies show that COVID-19 has only exacerbated these trends with students reporting increased anxiety and depression symptoms and over forty percent of students stating that they have attempted to seek mental health care during the pandemic.

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 student would sit down as he or she did in Aiken’s classroom. The post The educational value of a black teacher appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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. This story about online education produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization covering inequality and innovation in education. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Luis Gallardo’s favorite place to study was the library at the University of California, Berkeley.

OPINION: Four ways to support refugee students during the pandemic

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Meeting with students one-on-one is also crucial because it allows students to ask questions that they may not want to ask in front of the entire classroom. The post OPINION: Four ways to support refugee students during the pandemic appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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 They told me they are often frustrated, longing for classroom interaction and eye-contact. Jennifer Glick, a former lawyer who has taught English language arts and special education at PS/MS 108 in East Harlem for the last five years, used to start each morning walking around the classroom while her students ate breakfast, checking on their health and well-being. “If

Should we screen kids’ genes to ‘predict’ how successful they’ll be in school?

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Educators might then more effectively instruct kids together in one classroom, rather than separating students into accelerated and low-level courses, which can deprive Black and brown children and children from low-income families of academic opportunities.

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In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

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Teachers didn’t get much professional development to learn how best to use the iPods in the classroom and there wasn’t a lot of clarity around how the technology could help the district achieve concrete learning goals. “At They are not supposed to offer extra credit or change a student’s grade based on classroom behavior. The question of how a proficiency-based report card will affect college admissions is a common concern for families around the country.

How parents of young kids make it through college

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Photo: Liz Willen/Hechinger Report. 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. Now, there’s an entire wing with six classrooms, each with a head teacher and one assistant teacher, along with extra support from interns, volunteers and students on work study, including some parent students whose children are at the center. Photo: Liz Willen/Hechinger Report.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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FRONTLINE, POV, NOVA, TED TALKS, AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY Among the Featured Programs, with Special Reports from PBS NEWSHOUR and PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND; Funded by CPB as Part of American Graduate. With special on-air programming and resources to support teachers, PBS and our local stations are committed to supporting education—at home, in the classroom and in communities.”. In a one-hour special, FRONTLINE presents two films that build on its education reporting. “A

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

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Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Together, they created a curriculum that incorporates state academic standards into personalized learning projects that reflect students’ particular needs and interests, such as caring for the campus goats and planting a self-sustaining classroom garden. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Rural schools

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

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Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. Elliott’s lawyer told him that he could expect to spend the next two months in jail — and out of the classroom — while the district attorney decided whether to accept his case. She knew how many arrested students never returned to her classroom. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

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

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Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. A sign inside an AVID elective classroom tries to motivate students. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. This story about AVID was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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

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Students in the immersion lab mastered Mandarin about twice as fast as their counterparts in conventional classrooms, said Shirley Ann Jackson, the president of Rensselaer. Slightly less sophisticated simulations are being used in schools of education, where trainee teachers practice coping with simulated schoolchildren in computer-generated classrooms. And there is faculty pushback against such things as automated grading and wholesale redesigns of classroom learning. “We’re

The messy reality of personalized learning

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Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Kids work alone and in small groups; they sit at tiny desks and on beanbags and sofas scattered around the classroom. Leave this field empty if you're human: Personalized learning argues that the entrepreneurial nature of the knowledge economy and the gaping need, diversity and unmanageable size of a typical public school classroom are ill-served by the usual arrangement of a teacher lecturing at a blackboard.

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

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Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. don’t have a single staff member dedicated to college admissions guidance – a major reason why, at The Hechinger Report , we are partnering with the makers of Personal Statement , a film documenting the challenging admissions journeys of three public high school seniors from Brooklyn, to bring public attention to this crisis. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

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The Hechinger Report traveled to three counties with very high numbers of adults without a high school credential to learn about the obstacles schools and families must overcome to provide and obtain this essential first step to a middle-class life. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed and earn thousands of dollars less per year than people with higher levels of education.

Held back, but not helped

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Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. As a freshman, she constantly got into fights, and spent long hours in a disciplinary classroom. 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. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

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

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The Hechinger Report traveled to three counties with very high numbers of adults without a high school credential to learn about the obstacles schools and families must overcome to provide and obtain this essential first step to a middle-class life. High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed than those with a diploma, and they earn thousands of dollars less per year. Photo: John Flavell for The Hechinger Report. Photo: John Flavell 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. Leave this field empty if you're human: Each classroom operates differently — independence has one look in kindergarten and another in fifth grade — but students display a striking sense of academic self-awareness. “I Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. In the classroom, if you want, you can sit at a table. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Going back to school after 50

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In 2015, the American Association of Community Colleges and the AARP Foundation produced a report on the shortcomings of higher education for older adults and ways to improve their transitions into school and back into the workforce. Older job seekers are not getting the information they need about in-demand jobs and cost-effective ways of training, nor are federal and state workforce programs targeted to older Americans, the report said. (As

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

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Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. But first, the kids in teacher Meghan Groves’ first-grade classroom were taking a moment to share their favorite part of the day. “My It’s this change — the adoption of a social-emotional approach known as Responsive Classroom — that people in the school district credit in part for helping Washington-Lee boost its academic performance by one group’s measure above all but 13 percent of schools in the state.

At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

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Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. And the dropout rate among the first Muniz cohort, the class of 2016, was just 2.5 Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Vázquez tells her staff to create a structure for language use in their classrooms, but she says the school embraces the language skills that students bring with them. Long’s classroom offers one example of how fluid language can be at the Muñiz Academy.

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. The Christensen Institute tracks a growing list of technologies that help connect students to people outside their classrooms, at whoyouknow.org. This story about new educational programs was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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. Credit: Photo: Alison Yin for The Hechinger Report. Credit: Photo: Alison Yin for The Hechinger Report. Credit: Photo: Alison Yin for The Hechinger Report. Credit: Photo by Alison Yin for The Hechinger Report. Credit: Photo: Alison Yin for The Hechinger Report. SAN RAFAEL, Calif.

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

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Among adults age 29 or younger, 37 percent had outstanding student loan debt, according to a 2017 report from the Pew Research Center. At Berea College, 82 percent of students receive Pell grants , federal financial aid reserved for low-income students; the mean family income for first-year students at Berea is less than $30,000, the school reports, and students typically graduate $5,800 in debt, according to the Department of Education. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

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Jess Clark for The Hechinger Report. Lewis said streamlining his central office staff allowed more money to flow to classrooms and schools. Classrooms went without certified teachers or materials. This story about McDonogh 35 was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with New Orleans Public Radio, WWNO. appeared first on 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. In some cases that means being given more time on tests or being offered the option of using technology for written assignments; in other cases it means having an aide in the classroom working with them individually. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special education

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. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

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The Hechinger Report is running 10 excerpts from the project, to give our readers a sampling of what students really think. Photo: Magdalena Slapik for The Hechinger Report. Many times, I find, some of my friends go into a classroom, and they’re dealing with things at home. They bring that into the classroom, and the teacher assumes that it’s targeted towards them. Teachers don’t get that appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Student Voices.