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We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

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So says a 2017 study published by the Institute of Policy Studies. Indeed, being a black college dropout negatively affects earnings by at least $10 per hour, according to research by the Economic Policy Institute.

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

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High schoolers in a social studies class at Patchogue-Medford work on a lesson about the history of nationalism. The ideas stemmed from the group’s twice-monthly meetings at the Patchogue library, where they talked about parenting, navigating their new American home, and the schools.

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.

Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

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Even if I’d had to pay tuition, attending a community college would have helped me to focus on and excel in my studies. I could have lived at home instead of on campus, saving money on tuition and housing, and spending more time studying and less time at work. Jocelyn Roman.

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

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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. He said he never had to study or actually learn anything to get an A.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. Creativity and the classroom. The Power of Creativity in the Classroom.

Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

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Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. Internship and work-study programs have a long history and are common at many institutions.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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For an absurd example, if dropouts tended to take classes on Thursdays in their first semester at college, but students who completed their degrees didn’t, then you might worry about current students who are currently taking classes on Thursdays. But some STEM majors are tougher than others.

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The Professional Development Problem

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Recent studies, including the Gates Foundation, the TNTP Project and Harvard research, all report failing grades from administrators and teachers alike, which is one certainty we can begin with. The training in this area is mostly academically focused, such as common core standards and STEM.

How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers?

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We have STEM careers, we have trades and everything in between,” said Ed Hidalgo, the chief innovation and engagement officer in the district and co-developer of the World of Work initiative. “We

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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It stems from a 1964 decision by the College Board, which administers the SAT, to expand its market to Latin America with a Spanish-language edition of the predominant college entrance exam. They really don’t even tell you to study for it,” Flores said. “We

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

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Two years ago, Nathaniel Albert walked into a first-grade classroom at Andrew H. It’s a rarity to see male teachers in the classroom at all on this floor,” James said. Those destined to be teachers will enter the classroom and find their purpose in the classroom, Jones believes.

At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

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This shouldn’t be news,” said Damon Yarnell, Dickinson’s dean of academic advising, after leading an orientation for new faculty about its early-alert system in a quiet classroom on the college’s distinctive campus of grassy quads bounded by historic limestone buildings.

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

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Many of these details are ones that, after 15 years in the classroom, Cruey has learned to pick up on, through careful tracking: what students are wearing, hunger levels and emotional states. It’s inevitable that sometimes these traumas make their way into the classroom.

A Skills Gap From College to Career Doesn't Exist. It's the Awareness Gap We Need to Fix.

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In the United States alone, jobs website Indeed reports that reduced productivity stemming from open positions accounted for $160 billion of lost revenue in 2014. One study even found that 45 percent of new graduates are in positions that don’t require a degree. high-profile dropouts and the rise of the so-called “ anti-credential.”

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” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.” ” Those involved: investor Laurene Powell Jobs , Apple’s Tim Cook , and representatives from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – so all the country’s best experts on STEM education clearly.

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” Via CNET : “ Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM.” Via NPR: “ To This Scholar, For-Profit Colleges Are ‘Lower Ed’ ” “ For-Profit Schools Rebound Under Trump,” according to the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education. “ Apple ’s Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms,” according to The New York Times. Via The Atlantic : “The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of Louisville ’s head basketball coach has been suspended for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games of the season, a piece of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s punishment stemming from a prostitution scandal that has roiled the institution for two years.” ” “More Than Half of School Expenditures Spent on Classroom Instruction ,” says the Census Bureau.

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” ” That’s the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , which is already having to repay Ohio some $60 million. Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.”

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Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.” Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Salesforce , the world’s largest customer relationship management platform, has announced a new classroom-ready training scheme called Trailhead for Students.” (National) Education Politics.

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