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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. But in order for the program to succeed, it wasn’t just about the community and technical colleges agreeing to be a part of the plan. School districts across the state began to see themselves as an integral piece of the equation.

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.

College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

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Monnojan Tasnia, a 19-year-old who moved to New York City from Bangladesh four years ago, works with her Bridge Coach, Ruth Camacho, at the International High School for Health Sciences in Elmhurst, Queens. NEW YORK — Monnojan Tasnia needed all the pieces to fit together.

From foster care to college

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College students often decamp from their universities during the summer to intern, study abroad or just get a break from dining hall food. But for Kayla Mayes, it’s a time to buckle down. GPA and now she is hoping to lift it higher. “I’m colleges to help students like Mayes.

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

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Cannon doesn’t hesitate: She wants him to finish high school, get a job and maybe go to college. “I I want you to have better things than I ever had,” Cannon tells her son. You don’t want to live on a check monthly by monthly. You don’t want to do that.

Two new documentaries showcase a long and winding road to college

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Enoch Jemmott’s shot at a college education depends entirely on a football scholarship, along with tracking down the financial aid documents he needs from his homeless mother. More on how to watch here.). These are stories that don’t tend to make headlines, much less movies.

Held back, but not helped

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To her, earning her diploma, even two years late, feels like something of a miracle. It was hard to get up in the morning and go to school,” she said. “I I wanted to give up. I felt like I was already behind and I was too old to still be in high school.”.

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

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To remedy this problem, California State University, which consists of 23 schools and is the largest university system in the country, has launched an initiative to double its four-year graduation rate in 10 years. Related: Obama says failing to help everyone will drag down the economy.

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

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Benito Juarez Community Academy students waiting in the cafeteria for first period class to begin. 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.

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

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They are asked to write several drafts of essays to get used to revising their work. 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.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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As a leader in educational media for children and students and a key partner with parents and educators across America, PBS today announced SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION, a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system.

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(National) Education Politics. Ivanka Trump with an op-ed in The New York Post : “Why we need to start teaching tech in Kindergarten.” Journalist: “Care to comment on Ivanka Trump’s announcement she’s making ed-tech a focus of her time in the WH?” The Huffington Post filed Twitter’s response to Ivanka Trump ’s announcement under “comedy.” ” is how Education Week describes the news. ” Education in the Courts.

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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.” ” “Amazon, Facebook and others in tech will commit $300 million to the White House's new computer science push,” says Recode. State and Local) Education Politics.

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(National) Education Politics. “And how did she get to be head of our schools.” ” “Not An Advocate for Students or the Public Interest” – historian Sherman Dorn on “ Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.” DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.”

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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 : “How Betsy DeVos Could Break Up The Charter School Coalition.” ” More on lawsuits against the Department of Education relating to Title IX in the courts section below.

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

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Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My I wouldn’t put my parents through this just to go to school in the United States.” And how she begged the university, unsuccessfully, for more financial aid.

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

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With the start of the new school year just around the corner, prospective students are asking what has become a very tough question: Should I go to college? It used to be easier to give a clear answer. The costs of college , on the other hand, continue to creep higher.

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

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New faculty at Dickinson College attend a training session about how to help students who might be foundering. Faculty are required to flag any problems by specified dates during each semester. She came to class but looked as if she hadn’t slept.

The Professional Development Problem

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While debate about professional development expands, educator hopes for feeling supported are shrinking. If we can’t effectively support our educators then expecting them to reverse the concerning trends of high school dropouts (more than ¼ fail to graduate H.S.),

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the 'Learning Revolution'

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British author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson is known for several accomplishments, from his books to his professorships to his TED talks. Well, it’s been ten years, and with the recent proliferation of terms like “personalized,” “mastery-based,” and “blended” in the education world, some of Robinson’s viewers may wonder if or how his take on schools has changed. Why Problems Arise When Kids Go To School. We have to reframe the abilities of our children.

Are uncertified teachers better than substitutes?

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Anthony Boccia, a newly hired special education teacher at Valley High, has three years to complete earn an official teaching license before the district revokes his provisional license. How boring would that be?” I’m really not sure how this will play out.”.

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