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.

How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

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Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform. But these last few years it’s really been a big turnaround in the school … they really are pushing us toward higher education.”. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem.

How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

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The interconnection between education and health is well established. The highest percent of smoking is seen among persons with less than a high school or General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency diploma , and the lowest is among persons with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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.

OPINION: How one Colorado boy with autism schooled the Supreme Court on public education for the disabled

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Central to the case was question of whether an Individualized Education Program is adequate. Known as the IEP, this program had been a source of constant dispute between parents and school officials since the inception of special education law. In that light, professional educators won.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

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

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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.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

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Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate degree or higher. But that impressive statistic masks severe racial disparities in degree completion: The state has the second largest attainment gap between whites and blacks in the nation, according to the Education Trust. He estimated that nearly one in three new jobs created through 2026 will require education beyond high school.

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.

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.

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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A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship

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He is a member of the Latino education advocacy group Nuestra Voz and a student at Cohen College Prep in New Orleans. Doe that public elementary and secondary schools couldn’t consider immigration status when a student seeks to enroll. Read more about education in New Orleans.

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.

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

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We rounded up some best practices League members use to ensure students stay in school, get their degrees, and are prepared for success in their post-secondary endeavors. Dropout prevention Featured on eSchool News Innovation Corner School Administration Top News

Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018

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I find myself without strong enthusiasm for the task of writing a conventional set of predictions about education technology in 2018. Some of their pain is the result of the protection of privilege in its gated communities (and here I must accuse myself and my love of my family and my efforts to secure the best possible education and healthcare for them). Many education technology companies do the opposite: they deepen the moat around the castles of affluence.

Why Education Power Trumps Voice

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When was the last time you attended an education policy conference that put both kids and parents into the spotlight? Educators and my fellow students: Demand, demand demand.”. Diana Castro Panels at education “innovation” conferences are traditionally populated by nonprofit leaders, school administrators and funders. The inspiration for Chappelle White, parent and member of ACE (Advocates for Change in Education) of Nevada , to assert her own power came from her daughter.

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. 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.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

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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. Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand.

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

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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. Education Technology Higher Education Diversity and Equity

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.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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Recent research has shown that SEL increases high school graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates, as well as employment rates and wages. Now we also offer Smarty Ants® for personalized foundational literacy and Actively Learn for secondary curriculum depth.

Gates Foundation Gives Millions to Improve Teacher Training

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Early in the 2000s, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation put millions into creating small schools, believing that separating large high schools with growing dropout rates into several smaller schools would increase graduation rates. Bill and Melinda Gates never give up.

Intent vs. Impact

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Everyone wants to be a great teacher, but do all educators do things that keep them up to date and moving forward in their work? Embodying Visionary Leadership dan brown educational innovation innovation in education intention vs impact

OPINION: A fresh start on school discipline isn’t optional — especially for schools serving underrepresented students

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Our organizations are working with educators across the country to implement research-based approaches that prevent incidents from happening in the first place, like focusing on relationships, developing students’ social and emotional skills, and refining what adults model in the face of conflict. As Educators for Excellence member Theresa summarized: “If kids don’t feel comfortable, safe and heard in the school — seen as human — then they don’t want to show up, physically or mentally.”.

OPINION: How identifying struggling students in middle school can keep struggling students from dropping out of high school

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At a time when little to no work exists for a high school dropout to support a family, the community, as a result, falls deeper into despair. At a time when little to no work exists for a high school dropout to support a family, the community, as a result, falls deeper into despair.

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. Students who withdraw are also much more likely to default on their loans; dropouts make up two-thirds of defaults nationwide.

Why College Is Not an Employment Agency

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A new book makes “ The Case Against Education.” In his telling, higher education is all a big, expensive scam—such a dark place that you imagine that students are housed in a prison, not on campus. Nostalgics who paint their education as an intellectual feast are either liars or outliers.” Companies take it on faith that that a college degree is worth the handsome salaries graduates command; in contrast, dropouts suffer with little to show for their aborted time in school.

10 of the best and worst school systems

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For the majority of US families, public education is the only option for their child’s education. The data set ranges from pupil-teacher ratio to dropout rate to median standardized-test scores.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

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I would have been a dropout.”. Their positions were created by and are funded through Say Yes to Education Buffalo, a local chapter of a New York City-based nonprofit. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Are our students completing post-secondary education?

Colorado hybrid school taps into personalized learning

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students attend blended classes on campus and take online courses from home, and district educators say a personalized learning solution has had a positive impact in a number of academic areas. Since the school opened, more than 500 PGA students have used Fuel Education curriculum.

When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

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Higher Education. For most educators, it’s a cultural shift, and one that comes with additional, often uncompensated, work. Among Act 77’s aims: to reduce high school dropout rates, particularly among low-income students. (In

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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Like a handful of states, New Hampshire is taking the opportunity provided by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to revise its accountability measures to further individualize education. Claire Voorhees, national policy director, Foundation for Excellence in Education.

April 27th - Pam Moran and Ira Socol: From Scientifically-Managed to Community-Driven Schools

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The scientific management system we use in educational leadership today tends to bring us consistently to the four failures of information learning and applied action identified by the 9/11 Commission Report: failures of management, imagination, policy, and capacity.