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.

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. That information includes a daily report of how every student at the school is performing across their classes.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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More than 400 colleges and universities still had seats available for freshmen and transfer students after the traditional May 1 deadline to enroll for this fall, the National Association for College Admission Counseling reports.

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

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Photo: Aaron Cantú for 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. Photo: Aaron Cantú for The Hechinger Report.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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Aaron Cantú, for The Hechinger Report. Aaron Cantú, for 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. Aaron Cantú, for The Hechinger Report.

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.

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

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Department of Education data analyzed by The Hechinger Report. Three years after enrolling, one-third had quit, compared to about a quarter of students whose parents have a university degree, the Education Department reports. Photo by Ben Smith for The Hechinger Report.

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.

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.”.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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Photo: Michael Farrell for The Hechinger Report. million fewer college students in the spring semester just ended than at the last peak in 2011, the National Student Clearinghouse reports. Alana Wolf at her summer internship at a theater company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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

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Among adults age 29 or younger, 37 percent had outstanding student loan debt, according to a 2017 report from the Pew Research Center. The companies select them,” Sorrell said. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

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Only about one in five of 2016 graduates got full-time jobs in legal offices, the advocacy organization Law School Transparency reported. I will not shut down my investigations or stand by while loan-servicing companies are given a free pass to cheat 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. He helps run student orientation and publishes a weekly video report about Nicholls. “It’s

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

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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. To reach the 40 percent target would require roughly $18 billion more, the report said.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

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Photo: TARA GARCIA MATHEWSON/The Hechinger Report. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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

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Chicago Public Schools have reported to the mayor’s office since 1995. 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 completion

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. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

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

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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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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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The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

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According to the latest Online Report Card from the Online Learning Consortium, almost one-third of postsecondary students take at least one college class online and approximately 15 percent of all college students (nearly three million students) are earning their entire degree online.

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

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As the Hechinger Report recently reported , there is growing momentum around hiring based on skills, rather than degrees. This helps bootcamps streamline their admissions process, prevent dropouts, focus on completion, and deliver on the outcomes that they have promised.

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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Photo: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. This podcast about colleges using predictive analytics is produced by APM Reports. Photo: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. Data source: National Student Clearinghouse Graphic credit: Andy Kruse/APM Reports.

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It’s Time To Unlearn & Relearn Learning

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That F often transposed into poor work reports or lateral/downward movements in the company. University of California, California high school dropouts cost state $46.4 This article was originally written and published by Rich Carr of Carr Knowledge.

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

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The Forgotten Students

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Many of the students I’ve listened to were, at one time or another, college dropouts. In the language of a new report by ReUp Education , whose mission is to support students who have stopped out of college, these are “The Forgotten Students.” Full disclosure: I’m an advisor to the company.). billion in a single academic year,” according to The “Forgotten Students” report. I’m working currently on a book about why people choose college.

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).

At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

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Photo: Harrison Jones for The Hechinger Report. million since the most recent peak, in 2011, the National Student Clearinghouse reports. Photo: Harrison Jones for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Harrison Jones for The Hechinger Report.

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. “State governments have an especially important role,” the report says.

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

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Photo: Meredith Kolodner/The Hechinger Report. Students who withdraw are also much more likely to default on their loans; dropouts make up two-thirds of defaults nationwide. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report in a collaboration with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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. The National Education Policy Center penned a similar report.

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

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Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. 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.

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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. First, stop saying ‘disadvantage’ appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

The Forgotten Students

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Many of the students I’ve listened to were, at one time or another, college dropouts. In the language of a new report by ReUp Education , whose mission is to support students who have stopped out of college, these are “The Forgotten Students.” Full disclosure: I’m an advisor to the company.) billion in a single academic year,” according to The “Forgotten Students” report. I’m working currently on a book about why people choose college.

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.

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.