Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

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Monica Williams remembers the late May day she and first grade teacher Lizette Gutierrez reconnected with the four young siblings from Cable Elementary. No teachers from the San Antonio elementary had heard from the children since schools closed abruptly in March due to the pandemic.

Students have their own demands for school reopening

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Students and teachers from across Arizona held a socially distanced protest and “motor march,” where they put signs on their cars and looped around the state capitol building in Phoenix. In July, she gathered input from around 150 students in person and on social media.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


” When, or if, this doomsday scenario arises for higher education, it will be a combination of the challenges we have examined thus far – costs of “campus-based” education, failing revenue streams, and expensive dropouts. In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school.

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Districts Pivot Their Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism During Distance Learning


In elementary school, frequent absences are linked to a higher likelihood of dropout—even if attendance improves over time. City Year Sacramento also created about 50 videos and social media posts to engage students. Erin Simon had big goals for this school year.

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

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Among the many other problems dragging down Puerto Rico’s stagnant economy, made worse by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, is a huge high school dropout rate and, among those students who do manage to graduate, a comparatively low trajectory to college — especially college on the mainland — and a high dropout rate there, too. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My My dad said, ‘I’ll just take two jobs.’

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despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” Via Wired : “Schools Are Mining Students’ Social Media Posts for Signs of Trouble.” – in Edsurge gives me pause: “Elementary School Wellness Program Helps Young Males of Color Cultivate Their Identities.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.