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.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. Alana Wolf at her summer internship at a theater company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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. Officials also believe the scholarship has helped stem a brain drain from the state.

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

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Unfortunately, she added, teachers often don’t know how to address this — a problem that stems from teaching preparation programs. “In His dad works as a foreman at a painting company and has hired Michael. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special education

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

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Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. Distant Education Education News Featured Higher Education Op-Ed STEAM STEM Technology

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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Companies like Amazon and Netflix have been using data tools like these for years to track our clicks and steer us to buy or watch more of their products. James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry.

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

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It stems from a 1964 decision by the College Board, which administers the SAT, to expand its market to Latin America with a Spanish-language edition of the predominant college entrance exam. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My

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

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The inexperience of modern-day faculty with helping students who have non-academic problems stems in part from the evolution of American higher education, said Adrianna Kezar, a professor of higher education at the University of Southern California who studies this.

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

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A two-year pilot program for a year-round, after-school theater club at Yung Wing was underwritten by Freddie and Myrna Gershon, a philanthropically minded theater-world couple (Freddie is chairman and CEO of the licensing company Music Theatre International).

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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Dropout rates increase, test and project scores dip, and – worst of all – learning becomes synonymous with boredom. In a recent interview with KQED News , Vanderwerff said that while tech can really help students with STEM subjects: “Our goal is not to create more scientists and engineers.

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

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In addition to better collaboration and communication throughout the university, there are a number of edtech companies out there that synthesize the process for you. OER awareness (or lack thereof) stems from misunderstanding of how OERs work, and the complete ignorance of its very existence. administration can see increased revenue by decreasing the student dropout rate, and receiving additional performance-based funding from the state.

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” This stems from a protest at the University of Connecticut. ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” ” I’ll be adding student loan company Quiklo to the ed-tech dead pool. The company, which sells subscriptions to boxes full of kids’ activitites, has raised $7.33 “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post.

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” Via CNET : “ Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM.” ” 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.” Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage this week, knocking many education companies who use AWS offline. Via The Atlantic : “The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street.”

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” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. ” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.”

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” 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.”

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ For-Profit Companies With the Highest Enrollments at Their Colleges, Fall 2016.” Via CNBC : “ Google , Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree.” The ed-tech company Gaggle is peddling a “ solution ” to teachers’ strikes , apparently. despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” The company has raised $182.3

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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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Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.” 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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Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. As Edsurge observes , “New CEO at Coursera Comes From Financial Tech, Not Higher Ed” – he was the co-founder of Financial Engines, a retirement planning company. ” The company has raised $16.5 It’s a digital worksheet company.