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. A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. SAT Scores: A New Number.

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. Mothers listen to a representative of the Chicago Gear Up program discuss best practices for helping their children apply to college.

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. Meetings, not so much.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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By sending them off to spend their freshman years elsewhere and requiring them to meet certain academic targets, for instance, colleges ensure that students are motivated and likely to make it all the way to graduation rather than cost revenue by dropping out.

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. Kuyper’s president, Patricia Harris, said the school, which already requires internships for all its degrees, wants to focus on how to meet the needs of working students.

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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Beginning with the class of 2020, all Chicago Public School students who meet traditional academic requirements necessary to graduate must also present a post-graduation plan before they can cross the stage to receive their diploma.

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

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Those connections start with one-on-one mentoring, in which teachers meet with students weekly to discuss short-term goals, such as completing a certain number of units in a history course, and long-term goals that stretch into college and career.

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. We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure.

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

Digital Promise

This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. As with all League meetings, district leaders rolled up their sleeves and committed to bringing actionable steps back to their districts to foster genuine curiosity and a love of learning in all students. They also identified new partnerships they will continue with researchers, companies, and fellow League districts.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

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Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. In the last on our series about the challenges in higher education, we will examine how universities and colleges are managing the fast pace of change in teaching methods and curricula.

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Don Kidd Joins Achieve3000 as Vice President of Strategic Sales

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Kidd brings broad experience managing relationships with school faculty, district leaders and strategic partners that will be instrumental in helping Achieve3000 meet its growth goals for accelerating student literacy.

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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In meetings with his academic adviser during the second semester of his freshman year, Robinson said he learned that though his GPA was solid, the school’s computer algorithm saw trouble. The dropout problem got a lot worse in the 1990s when more people started attending college.

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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.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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That’s why innovative educators across the country are implementing creative programs to better meet those needs. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs.

Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

Ask a Tech Teacher

Statistically, almost half of school dropouts do so because they don’t see the relevance. Set up a virtual meeting by answering a series of questions designed to find the right expert for your needs.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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A biopharmaceutical company that does business on the island was a principal sponsor of this event at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan to encourage students interested in science to apply to college.

How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are. 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. I pay close attention to classroom solutions that can meet these students exactly where they are. Customizable delivery options to meet school- and district-specific requirements for success.

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.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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We’ve seen stories about a dropout factory, or a district school where only a small percentage of students are proficient in math or reading (and not getting any better with time or interventions or waivers). Today, I lead a company that creates online models for teaching and learning, yet my mission is much the same as it was when I was in the classroom. Woody Allen once said, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.”

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

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By 2025, more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some kind of post-secondary education, and now only 45 percent of the state’s young adults meet that criterion. After a 20-minute walk, and a 10-minute wait in the rain, DeAngelo Bowie catches the bus to get to work.

How to help struggling young readers

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The repercussions of not learning to read are magnified for poor children: Research shows that low-income children who cannot read at grade level by third grade are six times more likely to become high school dropouts. “In

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Oklahoma Joins Ranks of States and Agencies Cracking Down on Virtual Charter Schools

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The allegations, the Watch writes, are "inadequate financial reporting, failure to comply with the Open Meeting Act, inability to maintain a four-member governing board and inadequate organization." He also pointed out that ABLE is a nonprofit school attempting to serve homeless students, unlike many other virtual charter schools run by for-profit companies.

Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

MindShift

A nationwide survey of ELL educators by McKinsey & Company during the 2012-13 school year revealed 70 percent created their own materials. public schools and historically have some of the lowest test scores and highest dropout rates of all student groups. But advocates are worried schools might not be able to meet these benchmarks without proper materials.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Who’s Meeting With DeVos ? News from the most well-funded ed-tech company, student loan provider SoFi : SoFi settles w/ FTC over allegations it misrepresented how much borrowers save by refinancing. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” Really looking forward to this new testing company though! I too am shocked that these investors, particularly CZI , would back a company with questionable privacy practices.

How to Prepare Students in the Early Years to Read at Grade Level

MindShift

The repercussions of not learning to read are magnified for poor children: Research shows that low-income children who cannot read at grade level by third grade are six times more likely to become high school dropouts.

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” Via Buzzfeed : “Republican Proposal Would Make Trump University Lawsuits ‘Almost Impossible’ ” Via The Washington Post : “ Chance the Rapper is meeting with Illinois ’ governor about education funding. ” Reminder: here are the education companies Palantir founder Peter Thiel has invested in. Via Edsurge : “What Colleges Should Know About A Growing ‘ Talent Strategy ’ Push By Companies.”

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Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. Ten years later, the couple sat across a wooden table from Caleb, now 16, a high school dropout and, as of September, survivor of a suicide attempt.

Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

No doubt, Udacity, Coursera, and edX have been moving away from “free” and “open” online education for a while now , charging fees for courses and certificates and acting much more like online program management companies – third party vendors for Internet-based courses and degree programs. For its part, Udacity has fully rebranded itself as a high-tech job training company, a topic I’ll cover in more detail in a forthcoming article in this series.

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Are uncertified teachers better than substitutes?

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LAS VEGAS — Last year, before Anthony Boccia joined the teaching staff at Valley High School, his students spent hours in a windowless room in the company of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

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” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students.” Via the AP: “A new federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania ’s attorney general says the nation’s largest student loan company engaged in abusive practices that have cost borrowers billions of dollars.” ” The largest student loan company is Navient. She’s an investor in a company that targets that group.)

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” Via ProPublica : “Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government.” Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Muslim students tried to meet with a lawmaker. ” Via The New York Times : “ Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump.” Education Politics.

British universities reach out to the new minority: poor white males

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And meeting college students like him, Hood said, “definitely opens them up to the possibility” of aiming higher. companies, at just under 15 percent, according to the Center for American Progress.