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? 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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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. And one district in particular, the Putnam County School System in Cookeville , decided to push student ownership over higher education learning even further—with an extensive, dual-enrollment college credit program for high schoolers.

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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.

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.

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

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Over the last decade, we’ve seen educational institutions—from K-12 schools to colleges and universities—make tremendous strides in seizing the opportunities that modern technologies provide. Here are the top five ways that the cloud is changing education today; many of them may surprise you.

From foster care to college

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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.

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

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Low-income students and those who are first in their families to enroll in higher education are particularly vulnerable. In 2016, the New York City Department of Education rolled out its own version of the model at high schools throughout the city. “I

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

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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. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

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.

Quantifying the risks of working while in college

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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. Report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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

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They also share one abiding theme: Parents know the risk of dropping out of school and want desperately for their children to get through high school and beyond in their education. They need to get an education,” Washington said.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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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. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts Race

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

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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. Advocates of this approach say it has the potential to redefine what education means. “Do

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

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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.

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

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It is difficult for the 1,200-student district to offer STEM, foreign language or Advanced Placement courses year-round. Early exposure to higher learning is key to inspiring first-generation college students who may not view postsecondary education as an option.

Do students buy into maker culture?

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The results of this learning model speak for themselves, with the district rising in state education rankings, as well as experiencing fewer high school dropout rates. Featured on eSchool News News STEMMaker culture is going mainstream.

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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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.

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.

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

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Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. The dropout rate is around 70 percent. This story is one of a series, reported in partnership with a journalism class, focusing on obstacles to educational attainment. Read more about higher education. Jocelyn Roman.

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

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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.”. Department of Education says.

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

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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.

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

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Hechinger – whose late father Fred Hechinger was an education editor at The New York Times and is the namesake of The Hechinger Report – points out that “Greek organizations own $3 billion in real estate on eight hundred U.S.

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. But some STEM majors are tougher than others.

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

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billion a year, collectively, in foregone tuition, according to a review of 1,669 institutions by the Educational Policy Institute. Sign up here for our higher-education newsletter.

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

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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. For Robinson, his background in education extends all the way back to when he graduated from college. And over those thirty years, he has found that the solutions to education’s biggest issues are not a mystery. education system can right itself.

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.),

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

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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. It means high rates of students in special education ? about 40 percent of middle school students have individualized education plans ?

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. King to be the assistant secretary of postsecondary education.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education. Education in the Courts. HQ Education has raised $7.3

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How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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Through their efforts, along with those of other outside arts organizations, they are introducing theater to more and younger participants, at an age when education experts say children are especially poised to benefit from it. Related: Can testing save arts education? Higher Education.

A Skills Gap From College to Career Doesn't Exist. It's the Awareness Gap We Need to Fix.

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A popular narrative in the employment market today is that a "skills gap" exists between the abilities employers seek in candidates and the capabilities that new college graduates gain through postsecondary education. In the United States alone, jobs website Indeed reports that reduced productivity stemming from open positions accounted for $160 billion of lost revenue in 2014. high-profile dropouts and the rise of the so-called “ anti-credential.”

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

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Higher Education. We have STEM careers, we have trades and everything in between,” said Ed Hidalgo, the chief innovation and engagement officer in the district and co-developer of the World of Work initiative. “We Related: Using vocational education to teach academic courses.