OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap

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Even unpaid library fines and balances on campus cards can trigger a windfall of consequences that push thousands of students into debt and degree-less purgatory every year. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Ed Opinion Higher education completion

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

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It wasn’t until three semesters into my degree, after spending $1,000 dollars merely renting my textbooks that I discovered my University’s ebook library. After learning about open educational resources (OER) at the HEeD Think Tank last spring (now. UPCEA’s eDesign Collaborative ), I spent hours doing my own personal research on my university’s open access policy and scouring the library website. Perhaps awareness is a buzzword, what we really need to do is educate.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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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. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning.

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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We didn’t pay a parking ticket or a library fine, and our college refused to release our transcript. But imagine that a student’s debt went beyond failing to pay a library fine.

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.

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

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But away from the political debates and television lights, educators in the Patchogue-Medford school district have been quietly cultivating a different image. The recession forced the district to lay off 50 educators, but as its finances improved, the district prioritized bilingualism.

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.

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

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And the dropout rate among the first Muniz cohort, the class of 2016, was just 2.5 Related: Rising popularity of dual-language education could leave Latinos behind. Research shows that when such students get instruction in their native language, they have greater educational success.

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

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Dobrin has embraced the school’s new proficiency-based education model and now offers his students many choices inside his classes. This change is part of a larger move at the university towards “proficiency-based education” (sometimes called competency- or mastery-based education).

How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

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As more school districts focus on STEM education, there is room to improve. What is STEM education? STEM education promotes a realm of benefits. More than learning, STEM education fosters the ability to connect with others while enhancing the learning experience of students.

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Six tips for going to college and working full time, from a student struggling to do both

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Let’s take a trip into a day in my life: Sometimes, I just want to quit my job so I can focus on my education. More than a third of all undergraduate students work more than 30 hours a week, according to a 2015 study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

STUDENT VOICES: If I weren’t here I’d probably be dead

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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. The library is old — and it kind of stinks. Student Voices.

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(National) Education Politics. Thoughts on how this might effect education from Inside Higher Ed , from NPR , from Internet2 (via Bryan Alexander), from The Washington Post , and from Edsurge. ” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

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Education Politics. Details about the education-related elements of his speech from NPR , The New York Times , Education Week , and The Washington Post. ” More on changing her tune from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Executive Order Falls Short of Some HBCU Leaders’ Hopes.” ” Here it is: the worst education “take” of the year. Immigration and Education.

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Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “For Some Republicans, Trump ’s Higher-Ed Proposals Reflect ‘Lost Opportunity’ ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Trump Threatens Visas for Those From China.” ” Education Politics. Via NPR : “The Return Of Bilingual Education In California ?” Education in the Courts.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 2

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Continuing with our reading of Richard DeMillo’s Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable (2015) ( publisher ; Amazon ): this week we’re discussing chapter 2, “Shifting Landscape.”

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(National) Education Politics. Not so fast , says Doug Levin : “Scant Details, Fuzzy Math in $500 Million Public-Private Computer Science Education Push.” ” Trump has, of course, proposed some $9 billion in funding cuts to the Department of Education, so this is hardly “new money.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “What You Need to Know About the New Guidance on Title IX.” State and Local) Education Politics.

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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 : “The Education Department Quietly Invited Anti-LGBT Groups To A Father’s Day Event.” State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education.

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(National) Education Politics. ” “Not An Advocate for Students or the Public Interest” – historian Sherman Dorn on “ Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.” ” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. billion from the Department of Education.

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States use direct mail, money, to get more of their residents back to college

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The push to reach these dropouts by Mississippi and other states, including Indiana and Tennessee, reflects a growing recognition that there just aren’t enough students coming out of U.S. Higher Education. Glenn Boyce, Mississippi commissioner of higher education.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. For more stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn subscribe to the Educate podcast. He could have been another dropout casualty.

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Some experts have a new idea to help students afford college: more federal loans

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Education Images/UIG via Getty Images. The stretch of grass overlooking the amphitheater, Reflection Pond and the library “is pretty breathtaking,” she said. Rachel Fishman, senior researcher on higher education, New America. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

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We teachers recognize it is our fiduciary responsibility to fulfill state and national education standards that prepare students for college or career. This is where Mastery Education’s Measuring Up can help. How curriculum-based assessment improves education.

Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

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Thanks to that requirement, the Cal State system has built a library that has grown to more than 200 teaching portfolios. “It’s It’s the largest portfolio initiative for teaching eportfolios in higher education that’s focused on what am I doing to improve student learning,” says Gerry Hanley, assistant vice chancellor at California State University’s chancellor's office. Some of the ones in the CSU library feel dashed off, says one professor who went looking for inspiration there.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

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I grew up in my parent’s motel and attended local urban public schools, which had a dropout rate of 40 percent. After hours of studying in the library, preparing and identifying patterns for the test, I was able to improve my score from 1760 to a perfect 2400.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS The 2011 Global Education Conference has begun! In it''s second year, this amazing five-day, 24-hour-a-day event helps educators and students connect with each other and with global education programs all over the world. EVENTS The Future of Education interview series will be on short hiatus during the two virtual conferences, but then will return on Tuesday, November 22nd, when my guest will be Scott Nine from IDEA to talk about democratic education.

Empowered Readers: Technology That Can Re-Inspire Students’ Love of Reading

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The district is also known for having one of the largest dropout rates and one of the highest pupil-to-teacher ratios in the country. As educators in Nevada, we are always hearing negative noise about the district where we work. Even though there are some wonderful educators doing fabulous things in the schools within the district, their efforts are often times engulfed by the overwhelming demands upon them to have the district look better statistically.

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To Get To College, It Helps Black Students To Have A Black Teacher Early On

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Public education has a persistent and well-documented issue: the achievement gap between white students and students of color. Their presence gives students a tangible example of what educational attainment might look like and therefore something to aspire toward, such as going to college.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. Google Apps for Education ?

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry. Our intent is to provide an honest and updated view of where we are, the real benefits, and the challenges to overcome when using learning analytics as educational technology.

The mindboggling barriers that colleges create — and that end up hurting their own students

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Nancy Lee Sanchez, in red, executive director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, with students she advises. I think the majority of higher education is complacent” about their dropouts, he said. William Moses, managing director of education, the Kresge Foundation.

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Looking Back & Remembering @Joe_Bower @DevenKBlack @BobSprankle

The Innovative Educator

Over the course of the past year, we have lost three innovative educators. Because each educator was generous with sharing their thoughts and ideas, they leave behind a digital legacy that can live on to inspire others. Below is a little insight about each of these educators.

Temple University is spending millions to get more students through college, but is there a cheaper way?

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Jones discussed programs at Temple that provide financial resources to students the university thinks are at risk of dropping out, while Tough discussed the power of just telling students they belong in college—a potentially far cheaper solution to the college dropout crisis.

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

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This nearly majority-Latino city began its experiment with personalized learning three years ago, after a districtwide survey revealed that thousands of high schoolers felt their education wasn’t relevant. Higher Education. Related: Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?