How to help struggling young readers

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The end of third grade is a turning point for young readers; it’s where skilled readers take off, finally able to competently read a variety of texts, and struggling readers teeter off track, often unable to ever catch up. The students mumbled to each other for several seconds.

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

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Cannon doesn’t hesitate: She wants him to finish high school, get a job and maybe go to college. “I I want you to have better things than I ever had,” Cannon tells her son. You don’t want to live on a check monthly by monthly. You don’t want to do that.

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

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This story is part of a series about how schools, teachers and students are coping with the immigration crisis. That’s just how teenagers are, she says. Since 2016, Rosario has run half a dozen counseling groups of about eight to ten kids. They asked how I was.”.

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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“Since my parents didn’t get much education, it’s hard to talk to them about my schoolwork and applying to college, or how to plan my time and get everything done,” says Mariano Almanza, 18, pictured speaking with his Coronado High School guidance counselor, Colleen McElvogue.

How to Prepare Students in the Early Years to Read at Grade Level

MindShift

The end of third grade is a turning point for young readers; it’s where skilled readers take off, finally able to competently read a variety of texts, and struggling readers teeter off track, often unable to ever catch up. The students mumbled to each other for several seconds.

Held back, but not helped

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To her, earning her diploma, even two years late, feels like something of a miracle. It was hard to get up in the morning and go to school,” she said. “I I wanted to give up. I felt like I was already behind and I was too old to still be in high school.”.

How a focus on teachers helps a charter district serve the most challenging students

eSchool News

When charter schools do well, they often have a lot to brag about. The best-performing charters boast of well-behaved students who earn top grades, high scores on standardized tests, and astonishing college-acceptance rates compared to neighboring district schools.

Special education’s hidden racial gap

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Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. The services are out there, but a lot of times, parents of color just don’t have the information and resources they need to fight for them,” said Daisy Brown, Tyrone’s mother.

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

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Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. As a teenager, Michael McLaughlin wanted to go to college. With help, he should have been able to graduate alongside his classmates, ready to pursue higher education.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

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Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. Mark Nelson was ready to take a final during his sophomore year at Monrovia High School in Southern California in 2011. When he got to high school, it was more like treading water.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. For those that enroll in two-year schools, the outcomes aren’t much better: 41 percent, according to federal data. Our kids are graduating to the couch.”.

Getting a GED while still enrolled in high school

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Laci Hargrove, 18, who fell short of the high school credits she needed to graduate, moved straight from high school to a HiSET-prep program that also provides her with needed social supports. She had once planned to graduate with her class by the age of 17.

Why we should all think about the gamification of education

Neo LMS

The educational system needs to be restructured. A lot of things need to change, and the sooner that happens, the better. Too many students drop out of school, and this isn’t the way to get successful citizens to lead their country forward.

Online prekindergarten access and funds for school counselors among bills proposed in Mississippi this year

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. In my last newsletter, I looked at some of the first bills to tackle education this year.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

After many weeks away from their traditional school schedule, students across the country are starting to re-enter their classrooms and share stories of their summer vacations. Whether or not they know it yet, the way students spent their vacation days can play an enormous role in their future academic success as compared to their peers. For many young people, the summer ‘opportunity gap’ contributes to gaps in achievement, employment and college and career success.”

OPINION: Arne Duncan, the fallible narrator

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If I ever try to write a memoir, you have my permission to slap me. Do I have the standing to generate interest in my story? Do I have anything interesting to say? Can I weave a tale that links my life to the things I care about? Former U.S.

Where Are You on Your Personalized Learning Journey?

Edsurge

This past week, we traveled to the Golden, Colorado to attend the Conference of Online and Blended Learning (COBL), put on by the iLearn Collaborative. There we got the chance to learn what was on the hearts and minds of educators—some who are just beginning their personalized learning journey and others grappling with new challenges that have emerged from years of implementation. He knew they had to do something different. Roots Elementary School in Denver, Colo.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 4, 2017 Most of the time, innovators don’t move fast and break things | Aeon Essays → Because of their importance, it’s essential to reflect more critically on our collective myths about innovation.

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

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And it has everything to do with the policies of the states.”. His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. 15, according to the U.S.

Is the effort to curb strict discipline going too far, too fast?

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McMicken Heights Elementary School principal Alexandria Haas sits with second-graders during a morning activity developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Students take 20 minutes each day to work on social interactions and understanding their emotions. percent to 75.1

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Oh my god, it’s almost time to start working on that year-end project.). Now the office wants to hire an outside contractor to help figure out why.” A mail bomb campaign targeted opponents of President Trump this week, but remember: the biggest threat to democracy and free speech are liberal students’ protests on elite college campuses.

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A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

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SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. Try to bring them in.”.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. Both parents figured Caleb would return to his neighborhood elementary school before too long. “We

Personalized Learning: Mistakes, Moving Furniture and Making it Work

MindShift

SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. Try to bring them in.”.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ 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.” ” “Amazon, Facebook and others in tech will commit $300 million to the White House's new computer science push,” says Recode. Department of Education Awards $253 Million in Grants to Expand Charter Schools.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. ” “More than 150 House and Senate Democrats sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter Monday that objected to her department’s recently announced shift in how it chooses the contractors that service federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via Buzzfeed : “How Betsy DeVos Could Break Up The Charter School Coalition.”