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How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

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As more school districts focus on STEM education, there is room to improve. What is STEM education? Simply, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). STEM education promotes a realm of benefits. Latinos in STEM Education.

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The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School

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In Tennessee, the education system made headlines a few years back when the state announced the “ Tennessee Promise ”—an initiative granting thousands of high school students the opportunity to attend two years of free community college. And one district in particular, the Putnam County School System in Cookeville , decided to push student ownership over higher education learning even further—with an extensive, dual-enrollment college credit program for high schoolers.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

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This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to economic stability. Higher education has long been viewed as the key to higher earnings and financial security.

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

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Over the last decade, we’ve seen educational institutions—from K-12 schools to colleges and universities—make tremendous strides in seizing the opportunities that modern technologies provide. Here are the top five ways that the cloud is changing education today; many of them may surprise you.

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.

From foster care to college

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Western Michigan, a suburban public university with more than 18,000 undergrads, started the Seita Scholars Program after some of its faculty and staff attended a conference in 2007 on the educational challenges facing foster youth. He ended up with a B in the course.

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

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In the decades following, the school became one of the city’s most prestigious educational and cultural institutions. “To He’s promised to add ACT prep, more Advanced Placement courses, and maybe even a STEM program. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts Race

Held back, but not helped

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The proportion of overage students — those who have been retained for at least one grade — hovers around 40 percent for New Orleans high school students, according to an analysis of 2014 data by researchers at Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, which is based at Tulane University.

Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

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President Obama, noting that community colleges provide affordable tuition and flexible courses, and are particularly good for students who are working or need remedial classes, pledged to provide funding to enable the schools to produce an additional five million graduates by 2020.

A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

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Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform. Yet, inside the building, a new vision for the education of low-income students of color has taken root. Advocates of this approach say it has the potential to redefine what education means. “Do

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

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It is difficult for the 1,200-student district to offer STEM, foreign language or Advanced Placement courses year-round. Students can take courses otherwise unavailable online, at home and even during the summer, earning valuable credits and skills.

NYC’s bold gamble: Spend big on impoverished students’ social and emotional needs to get academic gains

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The school has struggled to stem sliding enrollment and to address poor safety ratings by parents and test scores that were among the worst in the city. Until recently, education reform has prioritized the growth of charter schools, enforcement of strict discipline and high-stakes testing.

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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.

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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. The big ed-tech news this week is, of course, that Betsy DeVos is considering allowing schools to use federal funds to arm teachers and staff. King to be the assistant secretary of postsecondary education.”

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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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(National) Education Politics. Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.” ” “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. ” Andy Smarick worries that conservatives are divided over education reform.

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(National) Education Politics. “ 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.” Not so fast , says Doug Levin : “Scant Details, Fuzzy Math in $500 Million Public-Private Computer Science Education Push.” State and Local) Education Politics.

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(National) Education Politics. ” “Not An Advocate for Students or the Public Interest” – historian Sherman Dorn on “ Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.” ” 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. Trump’s budget, of course, cuts $9.2

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(National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “A Task Force With Falwell Is Happening, White House Says.” ” Via Buzzfeed : “The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A Father’s Day Event.” State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education.

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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My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. For more stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn subscribe to the Educate podcast. Renick is referring to 800 “marker courses.”

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Is college worth it? It’s a definite maybe.

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This has led to tough consequences for the millennial generation—which is now more educated than prior generations, but struggling with debt and taking the slow road to household formation.

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

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billion a year, collectively, in foregone tuition, according to a review of 1,669 institutions by the Educational Policy Institute. Sign up here for our higher-education newsletter.

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

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Cruey’s school, in War, West Virginia, in McDowell County, has long been held up as a living example of how poverty can limit educational attainment. It means high rates of students in special education ? about 40 percent of middle school students have individualized education plans ?

Montana vote becomes a national referendum on public confidence in higher ed

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That makes Montana’s so-called 6-mill levy a referendum not just on one state’s local property tax rate, but on the national mood toward higher education. “We’ve Every one of those dollars that goes into investment for higher education has to come from some other place,” Burnett said.

A Skills Gap From College to Career Doesn't Exist. It's the Awareness Gap We Need to Fix.

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A popular narrative in the employment market today is that a "skills gap" exists between the abilities employers seek in candidates and the capabilities that new college graduates gain through postsecondary education. In the United States alone, jobs website Indeed reports that reduced productivity stemming from open positions accounted for $160 billion of lost revenue in 2014. high-profile dropouts and the rise of the so-called “ anti-credential.”

How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers?

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Higher Education. We have STEM careers, we have trades and everything in between,” said Ed Hidalgo, the chief innovation and engagement officer in the district and co-developer of the World of Work initiative. “We Related: Using vocational education to teach academic courses.

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

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After learning about open educational resources (OER) at the HEeD Think Tank last spring (now. Eventually, I was able to find all but three of my 11 textbooks for my master’s degree in educational technology freely available on the library website, not to mention plenty of other materials (e.g., The collaboration allowed the bookstore access to the library’s online catalog to see which materials in faculty’s course packs were readily available in library journals.

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

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Through their efforts, along with those of other outside arts organizations, they are introducing theater to more and younger participants, at an age when education experts say children are especially poised to benefit from it. Related: Can testing save arts education? Higher Education.

With Limited Options, a Struggling Campus Prepares Students for Life After High School

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In 2012, a book titled, “Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform,” was written about her efforts. Now students take dual credit courses on the community college campus working with the professors. P-TECH partnered with IBM back in 2011 to design a six-year high school where students receive associate's degrees in STEM majors and sometimes job offers from IBM by the time they graduate.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. If this imbalance isn’t a cause for concern among educators, it should be. Of course, not all that glitters is gold.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re

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