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

EdNews Daily

As more school districts focus on STEM education, there is room to improve. What is STEM education? Simply, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). STEM education promotes a realm of benefits. Latinos in STEM Education.

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

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. 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.

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

EdNews Daily

FRONTLINE, POV, NOVA, TED TALKS, AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY Among the Featured Programs, with Special Reports from PBS NEWSHOUR and PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND; Funded by CPB as Part of American Graduate. The full primetime SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION line-up follows below (check local listings): .

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We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

The Hechinger Report

About one-third of all black collegians earn degrees in either a STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) field or in business, according to my analysis of integrated post-secondary education data system (IPEDS), the national dataset of college outcomes.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

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.

Quantifying the risks of working while in college

The Hechinger Report

This report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce highlights the special difficulties for low-income students of working while in college. The report states: “Low-income working learners are less likely to complete a degree or credential.

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Two new documentaries showcase a long and winding road to college

The Hechinger Report

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. New York City public schools reported last year that only 2,880 guidance counselors served the system’s 1.1

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

The Hechinger Report

Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. 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.

From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

Western Michigan, a suburban public university with more than 18,000 undergrads, started the Seita Scholars Program after some of its faculty and staff attended a conference in 2007 on the educational challenges facing foster youth.

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

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report traveled to three counties with very high numbers of adults without a high school credential to learn about the obstacles schools and families must overcome to provide and obtain this essential first step to a middle-class life.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Michael Farrell for The Hechinger Report. Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. Department of Education , having a line on applicants ready to start as sophomores also helps those schools fill empty seats and beds and keep tuition coming in.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. One study by the Louisiana board of education showed that 40 percent of retained eighth graders did not even make it to a high-school campus after being held back. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. “We Higher Education.

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

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Garland/The Hechinger Report. But away from the political debates and television lights, educators in the Patchogue-Medford school district have been quietly cultivating a different image. Sarah Garland/The Hechinger Report. Sarah Garland/The Hechinger Report.

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

The Hechinger Report

Jess Clark for The Hechinger Report. In the decades following, the school became one of the city’s most prestigious educational and cultural institutions. “To He’s promised to add ACT prep, more Advanced Placement courses, and maybe even a STEM program.

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

The Hechinger Report

Working with The Hechinger Report for this series , three students from a Northridge journalism class write about what has held them back, and what they think needs to change. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. The dropout rate is around 70 percent. Jocelyn Roman.

Are hazing, sexual assault, drinking and unabashed racism inevitable on campus?

The Hechinger Report

I’d also suggest reading Bloomberg News reporter John Hechinger’s scathing new book “ True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities.” When college presidents can’t stem the horrid hazing, we have to hope that students step in. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Amadou Diallo/The Hechinger Report. Special Report. Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform. In this ongoing series, The Hechinger Report is visiting high schools that have beaten the long odds to learn what’s behind their success.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. Until recently, education reform has prioritized the growth of charter schools, enforcement of strict discipline and high-stakes testing.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.

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Hack Education

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. King to be the assistant secretary of postsecondary education.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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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Do students buy into maker culture?

eSchool News

A new report from robotics and open-source hardware provider DFRobot aims to find out by analyzing DIY-labeled products hosted on Kickstarter. Featured on eSchool News News STEMMaker culture is going mainstream.

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(National) Education Politics. Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.” ” “The White House on Monday announced that it would nominate Mitchell “Mick” Zais as deputy secretary of education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” is how Education Week describes the news. ” Andy Smarick worries that conservatives are divided over education reform.

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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.” Not so fast , says Doug Levin : “Scant Details, Fuzzy Math in $500 Million Public-Private Computer Science Education Push.” State and Local) Education Politics.

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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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(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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Rivera Pichardo for The Hechinger Report. Department of Education. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”.

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

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Harrison Jones for The Hechinger Report. billion a year, collectively, in foregone tuition, according to a review of 1,669 institutions by the Educational Policy Institute. million since the most recent peak, in 2011, the National Student Clearinghouse reports.

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

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. This podcast about colleges using predictive analytics is produced by APM Reports. Photo: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report.

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

The Christensen Institute

This has led to tough consequences for the millennial generation—which is now more educated than prior generations, but struggling with debt and taking the slow road to household formation.

Montana vote becomes a national referendum on public confidence in higher ed

The Hechinger Report

Paulsen for The Hechinger Report. That makes Montana’s so-called 6-mill levy a referendum not just on one state’s local property tax rate, but on the national mood toward higher education. “We’ve Paulsen for The Hechinger Report. Paulsen for The Hechinger Report.

The Professional Development Problem

EdNews Daily

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.),

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

The Hechinger Report

Cruey’s school, in War, West Virginia, in McDowell County, has long been held up as a living example of how poverty can limit educational attainment. For this story, HuffPost/Hechinger Report spent several days shadowing Cruey at his school at the end of the last school year.

How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers?

The Hechinger Report

Over the next eight years, until they leave the district for high school, they will cycle through learning about 54 different careers, including real estate agent, paralegal, dietitian, reporter, graphic designer, sociologist, urban and regional planner and financial analyst. Higher Education.