3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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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

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.

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.

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

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

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Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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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.

Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

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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.

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.

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.

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

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Department of Education, found that it had made “substantial misrepresentations” to students about its accreditation and the odds of their success. But it wasn’t the Education Department that shut down the Charlotte School of Law days before it was scheduled to open this past fall.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Why Education Power Trumps Voice

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When was the last time you attended an education policy conference that put both kids and parents into the spotlight? Educators and my fellow students: Demand, demand demand.”. Diana Castro Panels at education “innovation” conferences are traditionally populated by nonprofit leaders, school administrators and funders. The inspiration for Chappelle White, parent and member of ACE (Advocates for Change in Education) of Nevada , to assert her own power came from her daughter.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

*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. (Oh National) Education Politics. Via Politico : “Employee satisfaction in the department [of Education] ’s main K–12 office dropped markedly this year. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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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.

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.

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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.

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(National) Education Politics. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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. King to be the assistant secretary of postsecondary education.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education. Education in the Courts. The company has raised $182.3

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Education's Online Futures

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This is part six of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Some of the most oft-told tales in education in recent years have the following plot: the students all move from “brick-and-mortar” to “online.” There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework.

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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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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).

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Education Politics. Details about the education-related elements of his speech from NPR , The New York Times , Education Week , and The Washington Post. ” More on changing her tune from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Executive Order Falls Short of Some HBCU Leaders’ Hopes.” ” Here it is: the worst education “take” of the year. Immigration and Education.

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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 The Washington Post : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asked whether leakers could be prosecuted , internal report shows.” Immigration and Education. ” More via The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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(National) Education Politics. ” “The White House on Monday announced that it would nominate Mitchell “Mick” Zais as deputy secretary of education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” is how Education Week describes the news. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Inside the Free-Speech Case That Caught Jeff Sessions’ Eye.” ” Andy Smarick worries that conservatives are divided over education reform.