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. Social media engagement data analysis can assist in targeting potential dropouts before they disappear from your rosters. His company has won a number of awards, including CareerBuilder’s Best Places to Work award. 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. Sarah Horn wants to correct a myth about students who stop college before graduating. Students don’t always leave college because they can’t handle the academic rigor.

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

An education technology company called Course Hero surveyed students last month about their financial needs; among the more than 14,000 who responded, rent and food were nearly tied for first place.

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

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Forty-nine percent subscribe to product delivery plans , from meal kits to shaving supplies to media, including streaming and music platforms, according to the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. SNHU, in a collaboration with the education company Pearson, is testing AI grading.

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.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

The Hechinger Report

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. Her years of assembly line work at Ford left her with debilitating carpal tunnel syndrome, but Perez said she wanted to make it back to the company — off the assembly line, as a manager. 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?

The Hechinger Report

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. For decades, at many companies that I worked for, I wasn’t allowed to hire unless somebody had a four-year degree.”. One day, he’d like to run his own company.

To help first-generation students succeed, colleges enlist their parents

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I was concerned and afraid of what might happen to her, but you cannot cut their wings,” said Aranda, an operations manager for a talent supply chain company. Higher Ed News achievement gap Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Parents poverty RaceMothers listen to a representative of the Chicago Gear Up program discuss best practices for helping their children apply to college.

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. Colleges are also working to reduce their numbers of dropouts on the principle that it’s cheaper to provide the kind of support required to keep tuition-paying students than to recruit more.

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

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

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

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Over the past 20 years, she has helped lead the CHSM team to state and national honors including a Crystal Star Award for Dropout Prevention Schools, Civic Advocacy Award, Promising Practice Award, and being named a National School of Character.

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

The Hechinger Report

Keith Perrigan, Bristol school superintendent since 2017, said he gets emails from companies pitching their social-emotional curricula almost every day. Shawn Young, chief executive of Classcraft, a tech company that produces educational games and other products, likens the current momentum around social-emotional learning to past trends such as the push to bring laptops and iPads to every student.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

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

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. Higher Ed News Funding Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Law and policy Politics RaceThe new convocation center at Xavier University is seen in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Student Landan Moore says Xavier is his dream school.

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 completionThe U.S.

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. Photo courtesy Michelle McLaughlin.

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

Will the coronavirus transform or destroy higher education as we know it?

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She’s in good company within her age group: a stunning 65 percent of people aged 18 to 24 have changed their education plans amid the coronavirus, according to a recent Strada Education Network survey.

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. Although the research varies widely, the business magazine Black Enterprise reported that “[s]tudies show the survival rate of companies that go through an accelerator are three times than that of companies that don’t.” Students walk on the campus of historical Morehouse College in Atlanta Ga. Photo: AP Photo/W.A. Harewood.

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.

LearnWell Acquires Comprehensive Counseling

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LearnWell, a leading mental health services company in K-12 education, announced it has expanded its services through an agreement with Comprehensive Counseling LCSWs, a New York-based counseling practice.

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

Digital Promise

When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories. Real change can come from our unanimous stance against ineffective edtech, including predatory companies who make baseless claims in order to sell their products. And like every business, edtech companies are driven by people, many of whom have the best intentions—and many of whom are also focused on profit margins.

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

Digital Promise

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.

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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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.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

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. The Online Program Management (OPM) industry has emerged over the last decade as a key part of the online higher education marketplace, with $1.1 billion in revenue. And education research firm Eduventures expects this growth to continue for the next several years.

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

The Christensen Institute

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. This helps bootcamps streamline their admissions process, prevent dropouts, focus on completion, and deliver on the outcomes that they have promised.

Most Popular EdSurge Podcast Episodes of 2019

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High School Dropout. The title of Anthony Johnson’s book explains why he’s an unlikely educator: it’s called “High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year.” Education is complicated. And some of the toughest issues educators face don’t fit neatly into a short article.

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.

Beyond Bootcamps: How Employers Can Help Nontraditional Learners Succeed

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Although everyone wants magic solutions that can transform high-school dropouts into Google engineers in six months, this rarely happens. Usually, when new hires succeed, so does the company. The future lies with companies willing to help the most people produce the most valuable work.

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