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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Five-Way Merger Creates New Illuminate Education: Bringing K-12 Educators the Broadest Choice of Student Achievement and Personalized Learning Offerings

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Irvine, Lake Elsinore, and Santa Clara, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Centennial , CO (July 03, 2018) Illuminate Education , the company transforming K-12 instruction through education intelligence solutions, has merged with IO Education, SchoolCity, Alpine Achievement, and Key Data Systems (KDS).

Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018

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Many education technology companies do the opposite: they deepen the moat around the castles of affluence. Many education technology companies do the opposite: they deepen the moat around the castles of affluence. We have backed companies focused on budgeting, scheduling, procurement, dropout prevention, and professional development for the teachers of special education students and English language learners.

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.

Celebrating Math Education With A Taste Of Math

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Campbell Soup Company shared why real food matters. Since then, Hyundai has expanded the company’s commitment to elevating math achievement nationally and has partnered with MIND to reach 100 schools by 2018 through the Hyundai ST Math Initiative.

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.

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Statistically, almost half of school dropouts do so because they don’t see the relevance. Select the type of expert you’d like based on occupation, company, or industry (optional if you don’t have a preference).

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.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Southwest Plains Regional Service Center (Kan.) – for giving dropouts and at-risk students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and expanding access to online courses to hundreds of students across the state. Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all.

How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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I’ve spent 16 years serving on and chairing the board of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and 25 years leading companies that serve schools and students of all kinds. “Stay out of jail!” That was the subject line of an email I received shortly after I started in my new role as CEO at Achieve3000. I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are.

K12 Reaches Settlement With Calif. AG, but Acrimony Remains

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has reached a settlement agreement with California’s state attorney general, who alleged the company misled parents about the academic record of charter schools it manages and exaggerated enrollment numbers. Companies Exert Public Policy Influence.

Trump has promised manufacturing jobs, but high school grads might want to seek credentialed “middle-skills” posts instead

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Those blue-collar jobs – at least as we remember them in our collective imagination – went to people, mostly men, fresh out of high school, graduate and dropout alike. Anthony Carnevale. I miss watching Gunsmoke on Saturday nights. I miss casseroles. I miss canasta games with friends.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

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Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics. Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” Doesn’t look like the company has anyone to take his place yet. Instead, the company handed him a $90 million exit package, paid in installments of about $2 million a month for four years, said two people with knowledge of the terms.” It’s a rot at the very core of the company’s leadership team. The learn-to-code company has raised $4.6

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Higher Ed Needs to Bridge the ‘App Gap’ to Reach Students

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A high school dropout cannot tap on an app and get the help they need if it involves more than one organization. These employers even enlist their own young employees to tweet, post on Instagram or their favorite social media, and talk about how good it is to work at their company. Despite a hot economy, millions of young people are stranded without work and are not continuing their education beyond high school.

K12 Inc. Names Stuart Udell, Former Catapult Learning Official, as CEO

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based company by serving as executive chairman of its board of directors. This week the company’s stock was trading at $10 a share, down from $16.53 In 2014 K12 suffered a big blow when the 10,800-student Agora Cyber Charter School in Pennsylvania ditched the private management company in favor of managing its own operations. Combined, the companies said they would serve 300,000 students through direct instruction and proprietary technology programs.

OPINION: Want to help college students with special needs to succeed? First, stop saying ‘disadvantage’

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That is why many companies and colleges have been taking deliberate efforts to increase diversity in their organizations. Related: How one district solved the special education dropout problem.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: The human cost of college debt that becomes “purgatory”

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Students who withdraw are also much more likely to default on their loans; dropouts make up two-thirds of defaults nationwide. The number of dropouts with federal loans at these institutions has grown from 35,443 in 2007-09 to more than 56,600 in 2013-15.

SmartAsset: Best K-12 Schools Are in the Northeast

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According to data collected and released by technology company SmartAsset, the best schools in the United States are in the northeast, while the west is in need of improvement.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

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I grew up in my parent’s motel and attended local urban public schools, which had a dropout rate of 40 percent. I closed a deal with Mark for $250,000 in exchange for a 20 percent equity stake in my test-prep company. SAT Scores: A New Number.

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.