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

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He asks : What are the projections for the size of the middle class assuming current economic and demographic trends? First, it’s worth noting that talking about the middle class can be tricky because there’s no universal definition. By Pew’s measure, roughly equal shares of Americans have been moving from middle to upper income status as have been falling into the lower income tier, but using a narrower definition of middle class paints a grimmer picture.

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

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These positive trends, Carroll-Scott argues, are the cornerstones of future academic progress. They knew if I could do it, then they could definitely do it because they saw the process.

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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. I’ve definitely heard from at least 10 parents who are like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,’ ” O’Connor said. “ ‘Is this good for my child?’ ”. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

How Partnering With a Local University Saved This School From Closure

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This Educational Partnership Organization aims to curtail a trend of academic underperformance and high rates of truancy, absenteeism and dropout, which had plagued East High for a number of years. When we first arrived, our graduation rate was trending toward 19 percent. Equity is often discussed without a clear definition.

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. Related: New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My My dad said, ‘I’ll just take two jobs.’ And that’s when I said no.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

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To establish create a common set of definitions around digital literacy, the report proposes three buckets of literacies: “universal literacy,” or being adept at using basic productivity (word processing, image manipulation, content authoring) tools; “creative literacy,” which involves more technical and specialized content-creation skills (such as video editing and animation); and cross-disciplinary literacies that combine humanities studies with digital social media.

Proficiency and NAEP scores: Let’s stop talking about trivial distinctions and focus on ending inequality instead

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Just as an example, in its long-term trend assessment, NAEP reports on results for 9-, 13-, and 17-year olds, but in the national assessment reported this week it focuses on grades 4, 8, and 12. On the long-term trend assessment, NAEP scores for 17-year olds increased in both reading and math between 1971 and 2012. James Harvey is executive director of the National Superintendents Roundtable.

The business decision segregating college students by income and race

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The trend has been propelled by some public universities’ attempts to compensate for budget cuts by luring higher-income and out-of-state students with newer (and more expensive) housing, and by a separate, little-noticed phenomenon of pricey off-campus student apartments being built by private real estate-investment companies. It’s part of the much broader trend where finances are guiding decision-making, rather than educational priorities,” Goldrick-Rab said.

British universities reach out to the new minority: poor white males

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And meeting college students like him, Hood said, “definitely opens them up to the possibility” of aiming higher. There are similar trends at work in the United States, the Economic Policy Institute reports — including for young college graduates, whose inflation-adjusted earnings are lower than they were in the late 1990s. Dominic Stevens, a University of East London student who is part of a program that uses sports to encourage boys to go to college. Photo: Nilay Kumar.

Is California saving higher education?

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billion, is bucking a national trend — most other states are continuing to reduce, not increase, their higher education budgets. The trend peaked during the recession that began in 2008, when UC hiked undergraduate tuition by nearly a third in a single year.

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I’m also curious how this news – again, I’m not sure two closures are really a “trend” – will affect student loan startups. “ Is higher ed creating the next dropout factories? Via Campus Technology : “2017 Ed Tech Trends: The Halfway Point.” (National) Education Politics. “Who Is Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks New York Magazine. “And how did she get to be head of our schools.”

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“ 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. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times.