With the Help of Google and SF Muni, A Bus Sets Off to Serve City's High School Dropouts


Now, Good and his team are trying to solve a new problem: helping high school dropouts get their diplomas in the face of strict gang lines, rundown schools, and spotty internet. The idea for a mobile classroom started in 2015, as Good and his team become increasingly concerned about the conditions their students were learning in. percent of which are high school dropouts. Education Technology Movers and Shakers CommunityHow many students can you fit onto a school bus?

The educational value of a black teacher

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The research suggests that a focus on black teacher recruitment and retention post-Katrina could have helped prevent educators from using excessive suspension and expulsion, which was certainly a problem prior to Katrina.


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OPINION: Higher Education needs to get comfortable with trial and error

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Grand challenges facing society, like social mobility, sustainability, equity and the preservation of democracy, grow in complexity and urgency each day. We’ve seen that clearly when it comes to student success — and, ultimately, social and economic mobility.

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

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Just ask a parent trying to take the place of educators while working from home.). She is grateful for regular calls with her mentor from a summer journalism program she attended at Princeton University; she also got a mobile wifi hotspot sent to her by Swarthmore.

Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

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students who are also parents and who are now navigating education in the coronavirus era. But she knows that many student parents are overwhelmed and may decide to put off their educations. Related: Where education systems stumble grassroots groups step in to raise student success.

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

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This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to economic stability. Higher education has long been viewed as the key to higher earnings and financial security. Over at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, director Anthony Carnevale says: “We don’t know if there’s a tipping point, but if there is, it’s pretty far off.”

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

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Each time a door opens, cigarette smoke drifts in from the mobile home his family shares next door. 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. In McDowell, educators aren’t reacting to problems, they’re seeking preemptive solutions, trying to stem the tide of generational poverty and trauma.

OPINION: As we eye post-pandemic life, it’s time to unclog the pipeline between education and work

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We need bridge builders — intermediaries that play a vital role in workforce development by connecting learners, educators and employers, helping them to speak a common language and resolve local supply and demand mismatches.

Will the coronavirus transform or destroy higher education as we know it?

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higher education system is fair had evaporated. Education as the great equalizer ? The Merit Myth” describes how higher education gives lip service to the promise of social mobility, while remaining ever more segregated by class and race.

Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

EdNews Daily

The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated. Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. Today’s Millennials have different educational needs from those of previous generations. Given this mix of factors, what new models of education should the conversation converge on? Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus

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Johnson also didn’t want her children to go through the next two months with no educational tools beyond the worksheets she’d picked up from the Greenville Public School District and limited access to online materials through Kentiona’s phone, shared between the four of them.

‘Backpacks full of boulders’: How one district is addressing the trauma undocumented children bring to school

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Educators encourage students to share their personal stories as a way to feel proud of their heritage, recognize how strong they are and process trauma. Alvin Thornton, chairman of the Board of Education of Prince George’s County. ADELPHI, Md.

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

Over the course of three days, meeting attendees collaborated in working groups on topics like competency-based education, personalized learning, and maker research. Visitors also previewed a mobile innovation lab (a bus equipped with maker equipment, with a great Twitter account ), which will soon give students across the district access to maker learning opportunities. Blog Developers Educators League of Innovative Schools

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Education Week : “Reorganization of U.S. Lots of Republicans , Few Democrats,” says Education Week. There’s another story on DeVos and virtual schools down in the “online education” section below.

PROOF POINTS: Even older teens benefit from catch-up classes

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Meanwhile, interventions aimed at teenagers, such as dropout prevention programs , often disappoint. The paper on afterschool instruction, “Does Remedial Education at Late Childhood Pay Off After All? Political whims in education are universal.

Why America Needs More Black Male Teachers


For years, Black males have been underrepresented in PK-12 education. While there have been many efforts to diversify classrooms by adding more Black male educators, there are still obstacles preventing us from successfully reaching this goal. Now these educators are speaking up and their voices are sounding the alarm for education diversity. The young man is an aspiring educator and Roberts was the teacher at the school who understood his situation.

From rhetoric to reality: creating communities to forge a skills-based future

The Christensen Institute

Over 70% of bootcamp graduates have at least a bachelor’s degree, mirroring the technology sector’s existing educational distribution. The company’s mobile app guides users through steps they can take to improve their chances of getting into a bootcamp, also helping them create a network of peers and working professionals for support, mentorship, and accountability. Bootcamps are the first educational institutions to use ISAs at scale and for an extended period of time.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


In the last on our series about the challenges in higher education, we will examine how universities and colleges are managing the fast pace of change in teaching methods and curricula. According to UNESCO, global demand for higher education is expected to grow from 100 million students currently to 250+ million by 2025. Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand.

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AllHere Gets a ‘Nudge’ to Scale Low-Cost, Research-Backed Way to Improve Student Outcomes


This week, Bergman’s efforts have found a new home in AllHere , an education technology startup that is acquiring the technology assets of EdNudge. Colleges already send “ nudges ” and “early-warning alerts” in an effort to boost student retention rates and reduce dropout rates.

Storefront Advising Programs Bring Free College Counseling Into Low-Income Communities


Students come here from miles around to meet—first-come, first-served—with advisers for help navigating all things higher education, from admissions tests to majors to meningitis shots. Northside High was previously named for Confederate leader Jefferson Davis, and it was once labeled a “ dropout factory ” in a Johns Hopkins University study of institutions with low graduation rates. So Project GRAD went mobile. Education Technology Higher Education Diversity and Equity

Beyond Bootcamps: How Employers Can Help Nontraditional Learners Succeed


Although everyone wants magic solutions that can transform high-school dropouts into Google engineers in six months, this rarely happens. Education Technology Future of Work Bootcamps

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Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

to help decrease the dropout rate at our high school.” ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Cool Sites Effective Technology Integration Global Issues in Education pbl problem based learning project based learning Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools


Today, students have choices when it comes to their education; technology has enabled new school models and a growing number of students are finding success through personalized pathways. Each of us has seen headlines about an online school providing an unaccredited program that looks like a “diploma mill,” or a completely mismanaged school administration that was not prepared for high student mobility or other realities of online learning.

Leadership Ignited

A Principal's Reflections

This year, they have decided to rely instead on what NASSP members have reported as the issues that keep principals up at night, such as Common Core implementation, new teacher evaluation models, and dropout prevention and graduation rates. Speaking of social media and technology, the conference will allow for constant connectivity with free Wi-Fi in all meeting rooms and public spaces, a powerful conference mobile app, and charging stations for devices.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

to help decrease the dropout rate at our high school.” ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Cool Sites Effective Technology Integration Global Issues in Education pbl problem based learning project based learningIncluded in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

New research offers hope to first-generation college grads

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A February 2018 report found that, nationwide, those who earn a bachelor’s degree are likely to earn the same paychecks as their peers who had more educated parents. Department of Education earlier this month points out that a college education can still be a lever of social mobility. It’s unclear from the current data if the dropout rates for first-generation students are improving or worsening. That figure reflects dropout rates, too.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: The human cost of college debt that becomes “purgatory”

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You’re in purgatory,” said Nicole Smith, vice president of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. By 2025, more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some kind of post-secondary education, and now only 45 percent of the state’s young adults meet that criterion. Students who withdraw are also much more likely to default on their loans; dropouts make up two-thirds of defaults nationwide. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter.

November 14 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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.

OPINION: Using prime baseball season to strike out summer learning loss

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The school, which already incorporates baseball into its educational programs, was a natural fit for MLB’s new initiative, Summer Slugger — a baseball-themed digital math and literacy program that allows students to hit home runs with word problems and strike out batters through multiplication and division. ” High school dropout rates, workplace readiness, and inter-generational trends reflect a vicious cycle. Higher Education. . An unfair game?

Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

This is part six of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Some of the most oft-told tales in education in recent years have the following plot: the students all move from “brick-and-mortar” to “online.” There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework.


With Limited Options, a Struggling Campus Prepares Students for Life After High School


In 2012, a book titled, “Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform,” was written about her efforts. According to data from the Texas Education Agency , the graduating class of 2016 started with 326 ninth-graders, but only graduated 243 students or 74.5 percent—lower than the national average of 83 percent, calculated by the National Center For Education Statistics.

Closing Underperforming NYC Schools Worked, Study Shows

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A Department of Education spokeswoman said via email that the Department would be aggressive in their efforts to turn schools around, including closing schools that had time to improve but had not. A 2004 report by Johns Hopkins stated that New York City had the highest concentration of “dropout factories” in the country. There has been a substantial improvement in graduation rates and a growing emphasis on postsecondary education preparation for students.

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


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. One rub is that few scholars have experience doing education research—so they’re winging it compared to the training they’ve had doing research in their own disciplines. The rate of dropout or failure is down from 13 to 5 percent.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

Now and then, I have the privilege to interview some great thought leaders in the field of education. 1) You’re currently professor of educational technology at the British Open University. What first attracted you to working in education/teaching/research, and why are you still there? It was a very exciting time, as we were exploring the possibility of using the internet, particularly in distance education. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)?


Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly in the middle of the culture wars that many Republicans have tried to leave behind.” ” The Department of Education press release : “U.S. ” Education in the Courts.