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As Harlem Children’s Zone moves to export its model nationwide, Obama’s Promise Neighborhoods offer cautionary tales

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In the most recent, pre-pandemic school data available, only 31 percent of elementary school students within the Promise Neighborhood zone were scoring at proficiency in English, and only 16 percent in math.

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

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The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom. So it was with parents at one of the first Basecamp schools, Marshall Pomeroy Elementary in Milpitas, a small city off the southern tip of San Francisco Bay. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers


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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 Black students who have a black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate high school and go to college. That uptick in the hiring of white teachers was counter to national trends.

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

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The disparity serves as an extreme example of similar trends across the United States, where the children of higher-income families go to better colleges than those from lower-income ones. Méndez-Cupey, and together they’ve adopted a public elementary school that was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria, with plans to provide teacher training and instructional materials. Related: New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many.

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Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” “ The top 5 trends in K–12 ed tech – and where they’re headed,” according to Education Dive. For top students, taking an online course didn’t definitively have a negative effect on a student’s grade point average. (National) Education Politics.