3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

Instead of tossing mortarboards into the air come June, these non-graduates face a rocky climb in the job force, where they scramble to make up for their educational gaps. The “soft” predictors, those subtle hints that are precursors to student dropout.

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

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Often, she says, a life event usually interrupts their studies—starting a family or a parent becomes ill, for example—and the CEO of ReUp Education says students shouldn’t suffer for it. “It The company is paid each semester the students attend. Education Technology Financing

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

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The 26-year-old entrepreneur has set out to replace the standardized tests that are deeply entrenched in K-12 and higher education, like the SAT and ACT, and she tells EdSurge her efforts to do so are sure to spark controversy. 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. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

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.

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

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It’s one of a small but growing number of places where experts are testing new ideas that will shape the future of a college education, using everything from blockchain networks to computer simulations to artificial intelligence, or AI. Related: Is California saving higher education?

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

The Hechinger Report

Related: Online higher education isn’t winning over students forced off campus by the coronavirus. Jenna Sablan, assistant research professor at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. These factors combine to depress first-generation student graduation rates, say higher education experts.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

This story is a part of our Map to the Middle Class project, in which readers ask questions about educational pathways to financial stability and then we investigate. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Education. Closing this educational divide matters for individual students and for the U.S. The label from the federal Department of Education is meant to recognize colleges with significant Latinx populations.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images. Thorsett is the president of Willamette University at a time the higher education sector is grappling with a historic enrollment decline and financial challenges that cry out not for incremental change, but for radical solutions.

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

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Texas A&M University at Texarkana has one of the lowest retention rates of public higher-education institutions; 55 percent who started in 2012 were gone by 2016. Department of Education data analyzed by The Hechinger Report. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter.

Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

The Hechinger Report

Department of Education published its annual look at student loan default rates last week, singling out 15 higher education institutions for rates so high that they are at risk of losing their access to federal student aid. The U.S.

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

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The demographic that we serve is the demographic that is becoming the majority of higher education. More than 50 percent of higher education students are Pell grant students. The companies select them,” Sorrell said.

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.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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Department of Education , having a line on applicants ready to start as sophomores also helps those schools fill empty seats and beds and keep tuition coming in. Alana Wolf at her summer internship at a theater company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Higher Education.

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

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Higher Education. Education officials also cite the counseling and mental-health services the school receives from a handful of local organizations. “It We don’t want it to be the education du jour,” he said.

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

The Hechinger Report

As Louisiana struggles to balance its budget in face of a nearly $1 billion shortfall, lawmakers face a stark choice: Shrink a program that once made the state a national model in education, or end it entirely. A college education for everyone’. Higher Education.

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

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higher education system is fair had evaporated. Education as the great equalizer ? The Merit Myth” describes how higher education gives lip service to the promise of social mobility, while remaining ever more segregated by class and race.

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

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The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated. 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.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

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The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Just eight states provided both comparable educational and comparable vocational services. Just eight states provided both comparable educational and comparable vocational services, the survey found.

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

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Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and the city’s Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson hope to raise a million dollars for the “ Learn. Real innovation would oblige companies and colleges to see themselves as the 13th and 14th grades. Read more about education in New Orleans.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all. That’s why innovative educators across the country are implementing creative programs to better meet those needs. Ryan, General Manager of Fuel Education. 2018 Fuel Education LLC.

Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018

Edsurge

I find myself without strong enthusiasm for the task of writing a conventional set of predictions about education technology in 2018. Some of their pain is the result of the protection of privilege in its gated communities (and here I must accuse myself and my love of my family and my efforts to secure the best possible education and healthcare for them). Many education technology companies do the opposite: they deepen the moat around the castles of affluence.

Celebrating Math Education With A Taste Of Math

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Campbell Soup Company shared why real food matters. As part of the evening's events, we awarded three very special partners who have made a huge impact on our organization as well as math education. Champion of Education Award: Lisa Gonzales-Solomon, Principal, Madison Elementary.

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

Digital Promise

Educational transformation is a civil rights imperative, so every investment we make must be evaluated through a civil rights lens. Unfortunately, too many of our investments in educational technology (edtech) have fallen far short of our civil rights aspirations.

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

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Beth Rabbitt, CEO of education nonprofit The Learning Accelerator. There’s tremendous hype swirling around personalized learning, with money pouring in from foundations and education technology companies eager to capitalize on the trend. We know how education reform is.

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).

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Education Week : “Reorganization of U.S. Lots of Republicans , Few Democrats,” says Education Week. There’s another story on DeVos and virtual schools down in the “online education” section below.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. From the US Department of Education ’s Press Office : “U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated both Scott Stump and James Blew on being confirmed by the U.S. ” Immigration and Education.

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

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Over 70% of bootcamp graduates have at least a bachelor’s degree, mirroring the technology sector’s existing educational distribution. While we currently focus on coding bootcamps, we are positioning ourselves to guide workers for any skill set in their lifelong educational and career journey.

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

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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 And education research firm Eduventures expects this growth to continue for the next several years. The Higher Education Landscape.

Is California saving higher education?

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It’s one example of the many ways that California is taking on seemingly intractable problems that are plaguing higher education nationwide. But California, with a higher education budget for 2019-2020 of $18.5 Department of Education says.). Department of Education reports.

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

Digital Promise

Over the course of three days, meeting attendees collaborated in working groups on topics like competency-based education, personalized learning, and maker research. 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.

Former Superintendent of the Year Mark Edwards to Join Discovery Education

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Superintendent Mark Edwards talked about the Mooresville Graded School District’s experiences integrating technology into K-12 education during the 2013 Summer Connection in Mooresville, N.C. Adkisson for Education Week – file). based company.

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

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About one-third of all black collegians earn degrees in either a STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) field or in business, according to my analysis of integrated post-secondary education data system (IPEDS), the national dataset of college outcomes. Higher Education.