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.

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. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

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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.

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.

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

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. James Harvey is executive director of the National Superintendents Roundtable.

The business decision segregating college students by income and race

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This only worsens the problem of high dropout rates, said Caroline DeLeon, a program director at uAspire, which works with low-income students who are the first in their families to go to college. “We I definitely felt that division.”.

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. 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.