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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.

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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.

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. The cloud can help reduce operational costs for all forms of educational institutions.

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

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The 19-year-old, who moved to New York City from Bangladesh four years ago, was trying to envision her fall: Four days of classes each week at the New York City College of Technology (City Tech).*

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.

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.

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. Johnathan romps with his dog, Pork Chop, in front of his home.

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.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. If this imbalance isn’t a cause for concern among educators, it should be.

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

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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4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

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Conventional wisdom around when and where students learn, what knowledge they need to be successful, and who they are as learners is all rapidly changing, especially as technology becomes more prevalent in classrooms. Forward-thinking practices focus on college and career readiness.

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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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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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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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(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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Do students buy into maker culture?

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One school district in Pennsylvania, for example, partnered with Carnegie Mellon University to build maker spaces in its middle and high schools, encouraging students to use technology to design and build their own creations. Featured on eSchool News News STEM

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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

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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.

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.),

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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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.

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.”

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

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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. Then, after the school received an innovation grant in February, they reached out to feeder schools to identify 8th-grade students who performed well in logic, critical thinking and showed interest in information technology. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

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After learning about open educational resources (OER) at the HEeD Think Tank last spring (now. Eventually, I was able to find all but three of my 11 textbooks for my master’s degree in educational technology freely available on the library website, not to mention plenty of other materials (e.g., OER awareness (or lack thereof) stems from misunderstanding of how OERs work, and the complete ignorance of its very existence.

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

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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 Every one of those dollars that goes into investment for higher education has to come from some other place,” Burnett said.

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.

Wednesday Interview - Breaking the Cycle of Students' Disengagement by Having Them Leave, to Learn

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Wednesday, April 17th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com conversation with Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski on their new book, Leaving to Learn : How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates.

Are uncertified teachers better than substitutes?

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Anthony Boccia, a newly hired special education teacher at Valley High, has three years to complete earn an official teaching license before the district revokes his provisional license. Enough to adequately prepare him to educate eight high-needs children?

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Eliot The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. Remember that ISTE starts a day earlier, so the Hack Education Unconference is on Friday, June 27th.