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. More than learning, STEM education fosters the ability to connect with others while enhancing the learning experience of students. Educators, parents, and communities can emerge students into STEM opportunities.

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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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Kids are failing algebra. The solution? Slow down.

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So, we’ve spent several months traveling the country learning from schools applying best practices and from researchers and educators who have studied what works. Math courses are “the most significant barrier to degree completion in both STEM and non-STEM fields,” the authors concluded.

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

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When the kids showed up, educators could see even more clearly how uneven their learning has been during the pandemic. “It’s So, we’ve spent several months traveling the country learning from schools applying best practices and from researchers and educators who have studied what works.

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.”

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. With help, he should have been able to graduate alongside his classmates, ready to pursue higher education. Our son’s education was a waste,” his mother, Michelle McLaughlin, said. “We

OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

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Such closures have a disastrous impact on education in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. Even before the pandemic, STEM achievement gaps in K-12 schools were significant. Related: We must boost elementary science education.

From foster care to college

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T his story about foster care and higher education was produced as part of a series, “Twice Abandoned: How schools and child-welfare systems fail kids in foster care,” reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Institutions for foster kids aren’t doing enough to educate them. Related: Institutions for foster kids aren’t doing enough to educate them.

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. Home visits for high schoolers are a “very rare occurrence” said Steven Sheldon, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education who studies them. Related: 3 reasons that career and technical education doesn’t preclude college.

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. 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.

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Partners with Discovery Education

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DUBAI, UAE–29 September, 2020 : The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund (REF) has announced a new first of its kind partnership with Discovery Education to deliver award winning online learning, increasing access to education for thousands of refugees and vulnerable youth in Lebanon.

PROOF POINTS: When women studied with women, they persisted, study finds

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Dropout rates are high at Swiss universities, where less-prepared students are typically weeded out during the first year, so women probably wouldn’t be dropping out of an introductory economics class in such high numbers here in the United States.

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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. Christine Rodriguez can go to college only if she convinces her reluctant mother that girls deserve the same chance at higher education as boys. Yet the need for better resources and support for students pursuing higher education at every step of the way should be atop all of our agendas.

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. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education. Report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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 But while New York’s efforts to stem summer melt are part of a broader trend, intensive coaching programs like CARA’s are still relatively rare, Castleman said, and “there’s a lot of promise to this approach.”.

Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked

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Buffalo educators hoped Eve’s new program would give more children — particularly children of color — a chance at enrichment and advanced learning. Black students, in contrast, made up 9 percent of students in gifted education, although they were 15 percent of the overall student population.

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. Higher Education. Sign up here 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. This is a state that needs its brightest students to stay here over the long term so our economy grows, so that educational opportunities grow,” said Vincent Rossmeier, the director of policy for Tulane University’s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives. “If

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. 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. Higher Education.

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. High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed and earn thousands of dollars less per year than people with higher levels of education. They need to get an education,” Washington said. ll of the parish’s education issues are exacerbated by a low level of funding.

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 But according to state records, neither Clay nor Chapman has the correct certification required to hold a position as a principal or educational leader at a Louisiana public school. 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

OPINION: Why we must invest in new, innovative workforce training to fill a skills gap

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has just under 9 million available STEM jobs ; 70 percent of them in IT or computers. has just under 9 million available STEM jobs ; 70 percent of them in IT or computers.

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. For instance, in elementary physical education class, one student might hop on the climbing rock wall while another “programs” her to the destination at the top, with directions of “move two blocks left” or “one block up.”

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 asked Sarah Duncan, co-director of Network for College Success, a Chicago-based education nonprofit, “Or do you care about them mastering the skill?”.

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. The maker industry is projected to grow to more than $8 billion by 2020, and with the maker movement infiltrating classrooms, after-school clubs and homes, it’s no wonder. But where is the maker movement strongest?

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. Related: The end of “no excuses” education reform? K-12 News Graduation and dropouts poverty Principals RaceFourth-graders at P.S. 67 often work in groups.

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. SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION also kicks-off of a year-long teacher support campaign—“Teach Boldly”—led by PBS and local member stations across the country.

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. Maybe they shouldn’t choose between education and business. Higher Education. Related: A case for educational reparations for the incarcerated. Read more about education in New Orleans.

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. Since 2014 it has added more than 70 employees, including 40 educators and counselors who speak Spanish, according to district officials.

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. Many community colleges help make the transition to college easier by offering support programs such as Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) , which is geared toward California students on welfare; MESA , a nationwide program for students in STEM; and Passage , which works to improve outcomes for male students at Los Angeles Southwest College. 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.”. Even low-income students with the highest standardized test scores are more than three times less likely to go to top colleges than higher-income students , according to the Education Trust. 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. Analysis from Georgetown’s Center for Education and the Workforce shows that the lifetime difference in earnings between majors can be as much as three times as large as the million dollar difference in lifetime earnings between those who go to college and those who don’t.

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. Jones announced he would step down a year earlier than expected, under fire from alumni who withheld donations and threatened a lawsuit after Jones banned pledging, cracked down on alcohol and pushed for co-educational pledge classes at the Hartford, Conn.,

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.

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. Georgia State is encouraging students like Robinson to change their majors in an effort to address one of the most debilitating problems in higher education: low graduation rates. But some STEM majors are tougher than others.