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. Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia.

ReUp Education Raises $6 Million Series A to Help College Dropouts Return

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The company works with universities to identify students who have dropped out, communicating on average about 50 times with a student before he or she re-enrolls. The company is paid each semester the students attend. Freedman remains an adviser and board chairman of the company.

A Test Worth Teaching To? How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT

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But if Kantar is fighting an uphill battle for Imbellus , the simulation-based assessment company she founded in 2016 and now manages, then a handful of venture capital firms are ready to fight it with her. million in a Series A financing round led by Owl Ventures, bringing the company’s funding to-date to $23.5 She dropped out and started a business—one that connected young people with Fortune 500 companies. Rebecca Kantar is fighting an uphill battle. She says so herself.

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. But she says whether dropout rates have fallen remains to be seen.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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One way is through acquisitions like the one his university made of the Claremont School of Theology in California, or CST, which is being moved to the Salem, Oregon, campus of Willamette, just as private companies consolidate to increase their size and cost-effectiveness.

Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

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That could spell trouble for the embattled company, which has already shuttered at least seven schools since last year. Higher Ed News Adult learning Betsy Devos for-profit education Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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She blamed the high dropout rates on the fact that many students have to juggle school with full- and part-time jobs, leaving little time for academics. Hsiulien Perez, a senior at IU Northwest, jots down notes in Hawthorn Hall just before heading to an afternoon class.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website.

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

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Indeed, being a black college dropout negatively affects earnings by at least $10 per hour, according to research by the Economic Policy Institute. According to Fast Company magazine, “ Fewer than 1% of tech companies with black founders receive venture capital funding.”.

Arne Duncan Joins Board of Ed-Tech Company Pluralsight

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has joined the board of directors for Pluralsight , a Utah-based ed-tech company that provides online courses in various subjects, including software development and information technology, the news site Fast Company reported Thursday. Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard said he hopes to eventually have the company provide free or discounted subscriptions to the courses to people from low-income and otherwise disadvantaged communities.

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

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After all, the plummeting number of prospects makes it much harder to replace dropouts than it was when there was a seemingly bottomless supply of freshmen. Dropouts cost colleges a collective $16.5 or a solid B, according to the education consulting company Civitas Learning.

As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

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The case is among a slew of enforcement actions, lawsuits and legislative proposals through which states are cracking down on for-profit colleges and universities and loan-servicing companies they say cheat or mislead students.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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Alana Wolf at her summer internship at a theater company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Investigations

A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

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After college, Taylor started an oil company and eventually made the Forbes list of world’s richest people. ‘A At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts. The new convocation center at Xavier University is seen in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.

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

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The companies select them,” Sorrell said. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race Solutions

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

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Keith Perrigan, Bristol school superintendent since 2017, said he gets emails from companies pitching their social-emotional curricula almost every day. Many companies market their products as “evidence-based,” she said, when in fact there’s no real evidence demonstrating they work.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

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The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions

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

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His dad works as a foreman at a painting company and has hired Michael. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special educationMichael McLaughlin and his mother, Michelle, at Michael’s 2013 graduation. Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career.

Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

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Real innovation would oblige companies and colleges to see themselves as the 13th and 14th grades. Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed K-12 Graduation and dropouts Higher education completionThe adage, “To whom much is given, much is expected,” can’t just apply to high school graduates.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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There’s tremendous hype swirling around personalized learning, with money pouring in from foundations and education technology companies eager to capitalize on the trend. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

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When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories. We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

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A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

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They also identified new partnerships they will continue with researchers, companies, and fellow League districts. Throughout the meeting, participants witnessed some of the work that has had a positive impact on intractable problems in the district, such as the dropout rate and the achievement gap.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

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OPM providers are organizations (typically for-profit companies) that help non-profit schools, both public and private, develop online programs. A course with bad teaching could lead to high dropout rates.

From rhetoric to reality: creating communities to forge a skills-based future

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The company’s mobile app guides users through steps they can take to improve their chances of getting into a bootcamp, also helping them create a network of peers and working professionals for support, mentorship, and accountability.

Are you ever too old to disrupt? What Penn Foster has been up to

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Penn Foster is a private company that operates a private online high school, career academy, and institution of higher education. Currently, the company is rapidly increasing its footprint in the high school space with a range of partnerships, a unique business model, and an eye toward serving large swaths of adults interested in going back to earn a high school diploma. Its high school enrollments saw only modest growth until the company put the product entirely online in 2006.

Making the American Dream a Reality for Underserved Students

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Collectively, college dropouts owe a staggering $1.35 In just one year (2010), the cost of college dropouts was $4.5 This last model is similar to the online program management (OPM) model where companies invest in building online programs with universities and only share in the revenue if they are successful in enrolling and engaging students through graduation. For the past 30 years, people have thought of the American Dream in two ways: owning a home and going to college.

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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Companies like Amazon and Netflix have been using data tools like these for years to track our clicks and steer us to buy or watch more of their products. James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry.

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Don Kidd Joins Achieve3000 as Vice President of Strategic Sales

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In his previous role as vice president of strategic partnerships at K12.com, he proved his leadership skills by building out the company’s strategic sales team and coordinating several large customer acquisitions.

It’s Time To Unlearn & Relearn Learning

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That F often transposed into poor work reports or lateral/downward movements in the company. University of California, California high school dropouts cost state $46.4 This article was originally written and published by Rich Carr of Carr Knowledge.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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” We have a significantly low dropout rate and high on-time graduation rate in Albemarle. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

The development industry has the development equation backwards

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The Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Company, the first railroad in America, is an example. A clothing industry was born thereafter and Singer’s company became one of the first global enterprises in the world. When he died, his company had created tens of thousands of jobs and enabled millions. A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece in the Guardian that discussed the development community’s obsession with ending poverty, and why that’s the biggest problem with the industry.

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. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama. The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

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NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. Students were also exposed to careers through company tours and guest lecturers from the field. After many weeks away from their traditional school schedule, students across the country are starting to re-enter their classrooms and share stories of their summer vacations.

The Forgotten Students

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Many of the students I’ve listened to were, at one time or another, college dropouts. Full disclosure: I’m an advisor to the company.). I’m working currently on a book about why people choose college. In the course of the research, I’ve listened to hundreds of students tell their story about how they made the college—or any postsecondary education—decision.