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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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).

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.

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.

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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How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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As we got near each other, the young man literally grabbed and hugged me,” my colleague reported. 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. “Stay out of jail!” That was the subject line of an email I received shortly after I started in my new role as CEO at Achieve3000.

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.

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.

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” Via The Hechinger Report : “Documenting Maine ’s failure to implement proficiency-based education.” ” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” The suit charged the university with failing to prevent sexual abuse by George Tyndall , formerly a gynecologist in the university’s health center, and for failing to take action as reports of the abuse surfaced.”

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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.

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.

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” “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. “Four Democratic attorneys general filed separate lawsuits Thursday seeking to compel Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to grant debt relief to students defrauded by for-profit colleges ,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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.

How to help struggling young readers

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Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. 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

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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Photo: Eveline Chao for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Eveline Chao for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Eveline Chao for The Hechinger Report. A 2012 National Endowment for the Arts report underscores the benefits of exposure to the arts.

OPINION: Arne Duncan, the fallible narrator

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The home of Southwire, a large company producing electrical cabling and wire, Carrolton started a program called 12 for Life designed to boost the high school graduation rate. The post OPINION: Arne Duncan, the fallible narrator appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Former U.S.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” 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. ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.”

Why College Is Not an Employment Agency

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Companies take it on faith that that a college degree is worth the handsome salaries graduates command; in contrast, dropouts suffer with little to show for their aborted time in school. As Harry Anthony Patrinos at the World Bank reports , “Post-secondary education graduates are at the lowest risk of losing to automation. higher education dropout rate, arguing that his bored students are voting against college with their feet.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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have been part of the “Horizon Report” for a while. Taking action is a matter of leadership and culture : Leadership because analytics triggered actions need to be fully supported by the leadership team of your institution, school, company, etc.

The Lone Ranger Rides Again at ASU+GSV

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American profit and revenue are often attributed to the outsized efforts of strong CEOs, lead financiers and highly-competitive companies. To make it as an ed tech start-up, to grow into a successful online institution or company or to maintain a dominant position, sales must rise, and do so quickly and constantly. Imagine the top ten companies or foundations making a real difference in their markets (i.e.,

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

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Canvas , whiteboards and a company called Blackboard. hulking gathering of higher-ed technology staff, faculty and companies. As schools increasingly outsource services to companies, “going from managing staff to managing vendors requires a whole new set of capabilities and skills for CIOs [chief information officers],” he tells EdSurge. The company is also working with Texas Tech University and San Diego State University to create patient simulations for nursing students.

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Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). And there’s more on how schools and companies violate athletes’ privacy in the data and privacy section below. Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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“The FCC Is Threatening to Gut a Program That Provides Internet Access to Minorities,” Pacific Standard reports. ” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Anyway, Techcrunch reports that “WeWork takes meat off the menu as part of environmental policy drive.” I mean, clearly the company has a strong grasp on the politics of information. job training company) Hack Reactor.

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