How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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A special education student at South Hills High School takes an online quiz about RNA. The district’s reforms to special education have included making sure students use the same textbooks as their general education peers.

The educational value of a black teacher

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In a 2017 study published by the Institute of Labor Economics, researchers found that low- income black male elementary school students who were paired with a black teacher in the third, fourth, or fifth grades were 39 percent less likely to drop out of high school.

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Earlier Interventions Can Reduce Long-Term Effects for Dropouts

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Lansford went on to say that access to treatment for drug or mental health issues may result in a decrease in the negative outcomes for dropouts. Author information Kristin Decarr | The post Earlier Interventions Can Reduce Long-Term Effects for Dropouts appeared first on Education News.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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Eileen Wood, a first-grade teacher in Stoneham, Massachusetts, joined educators last month in a parade through town to greet students after schools closed. Along with Rose, I contacted a middle and an elementary school teacher to see how they are faring.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. When it comes to their children’s education, parents are like drug-sniffing dogs.

Special education’s hidden racial gap

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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. The odds he faced, as a black boy in special education, were actually stacked against him.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

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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. He knew it would be easy; he said tests in his special education classes almost always were.

For students with disabilities, quality of education can depend on zip code

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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. Rachel’s elementary school was part of Shelby County Schools. Jawanda Mast with her daughter Rachel.

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

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But in this county of fewer than 19,000 residents, just 38 percent of recent high school graduates sought more education, according to the latest available data from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Johnathan romps with his dog, Pork Chop, in front of his home.

STUDENT VOICES: The education system encourages students to be dead inside

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, on a September speaking tour, told students she felt they mostly “just follow the same schedule, the same routine — just waiting to be saved by the bell” and that the U.S. Higher Education. Student Voices. What do kids really think about school?

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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Thank you, Pam for your time and wisdom and I hope everyone has enjoyed this four-part series with a truly remarkable educator. ” We have a significantly low dropout rate and high on-time graduation rate in Albemarle. I just so appreciate you as an educator.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. Higher Education.

Why we should all think about the gamification of education


The educational system as we know it needs a revamp. The educational system needs to be restructured. There are many reasons behind high dropout rates , but many seem to stream from the same sources. The conveyor belt of education. The gamification of education.

Progress in the Deep South: Black students combat segregation, poverty and dwindling school funding

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They also share one abiding theme: Parents know the risk of dropping out of school and want desperately for their children to get through high school and beyond in their education. They need to get an education,” Washington said.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

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The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program. Education Blog

A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

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As Louisiana struggles to balance its budget in face of a nearly $1 billion shortfall, lawmakers face a stark choice: Shrink a program that once made the state a national model in education, or end it entirely. A college education for everyone’. Higher Education.

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

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Meghan Groves, a teacher at Washington-Lee Elementary School, in Bristol, Virginia, leads her first graders in “closing circle,” where they talk about how their day went. Higher Education. We don’t want it to be the education du jour,” he said.

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.

Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school

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Third-graders at Alamosa Elementary School in Albuquerque practice reading with first-graders in Carrie Ramirez’s classroom. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of educating parents about the importance of attendance. Higher Education.

At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

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The idea behind the Muñiz Academy, named for the longtime principal of Boston’s first dual-language elementary school (the Rafael Hernandez K-8 school), was that many Hispanic students would do better in schools that support their cultural background and, with it, the Spanish language.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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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. The vast majority of special education students can grasp rigorous academic content. Higher Education.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students


Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all. That’s why innovative educators across the country are implementing creative programs to better meet those needs. Ryan, General Manager of Fuel Education. 2018 Fuel Education LLC.

Celebrating Math Education With A Taste Of Math

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As part of the evening's events, we awarded three very special partners who have made a huge impact on our organization as well as math education. Champion of Education Award: Lisa Gonzales-Solomon, Principal, Madison Elementary.

OPINION: What health care can teach educators about the difference between ‘equal’ and ‘equitable’

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If we did in health care what we do in education, we’d say this to everyone who walks through the hospital door: “We prescribe the same treatment for everyone. Equal treatment will not enable us to reach the nation’s professed objective of educating all children for success.

Inside New York City’s segregated high school system

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New York City’s schools are among the most segregated in the nation, and at every level of the city’s education bureaucracy, policies and procedures may be preventing integration. Black and Hispanic students are concentrated in elementary schools with lower test scores and lower attendance rates, and there are no requirements that middle schools reflect the racial diversity of the city, or even their neighborhood. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts poverty School choice

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

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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. Beth Rabbitt, CEO of education nonprofit The Learning Accelerator. We know how education reform is.

Getting a GED while still enrolled in high school

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Instead of dropping out and waiting months or even years to re-start their education, they can move directly into YEP’s classes and start prepping for a high-school equivalency test right away, without ever officially dropping out. Higher Education.

Arne Duncan: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Time in Education


Education is the surest path out of poverty. You can’t imagine a world in which people succeed without providing them with a world-class education. I’ve been in education my whole life: My mother set up a tutoring program for kids in our Chicago neighborhood. Then my friend, Barack Obama, became President of the United States and he asked me to develop an education strategy for the country. What I learned from those other education leaders was invaluable.

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

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Early exposure to higher learning is key to inspiring first-generation college students who may not view postsecondary education as an option. Dropout prevention Featured on eSchool News Innovation Corner School Administration Top News

‘When’ Does Learning Happen Best? Dan Pink on the Science Behind Timing and Education


When the school day is so packed with back-to-back classes and activities, how can students, parents and educators make the best use of time? Pink recently talked with EdSurge about how his insights can help educators, and why everyone—kids and grownups—can thrive with less multitasking and more recess breaks. Was the education audience a group of readers you had in mind from the beginning? And there are huge numbers of timing effects on education.

Out of the fields: In a North Carolina county where few Latino parents have diplomas, their kids are aiming for college

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They also share one abiding theme: Parents know the risk of dropping out of school and want desperately for their children to get through high school and beyond in their education. My dad was always telling us we needed to get an education,” said Mayko. “Me

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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“Since my parents didn’t get much education, it’s hard to talk to them about my schoolwork and applying to college, or how to plan my time and get everything done,” says Mariano Almanza, 18, pictured speaking with his Coronado High School guidance counselor, Colleen McElvogue.

The big jobs of small-town principals

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Snyder is the principal of the elementary, middle and high schools in this tiny town in southeastern Colorado. Rural school leaders have some of the most complex, multifaceted jobs in education. Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado.

Urgency of getting people back to work gives new momentum to “microcredentials”

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A lot of people will need more education to get back into the workforce, and they’ll need to get it quickly, at the lowest possible cost and in subjects directly relevant to available jobs. Related: Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future.

School Cellphone Use Contracts Can Reduce Bullying

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The Washington Post reported (July 16, 2019) that a report filed by the National Center for Education Statistics, that online bullying and texting is the rise among middle and high school students. More parents are sending their young children to elementary school with a smartphone.