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

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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. Busing, stemming from a 50-year desegregation order that was just lifted last year, helped to integrate some Avoyelles schools.

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

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The success of home visits has been well documented for infants and has been studied at the elementary and middle school level , but it’s an open question whether these visits make a difference for older students, according to some experts.

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Held back, but not helped

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Early this past December, the state released guidance to explain how to institute alternatives to retention in fourth grade, to comply with a resolution passed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in October. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotional

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

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The ideas stemmed from the group’s twice-monthly meetings at the Patchogue library, where they talked about parenting, navigating their new American home, and the schools. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Immigrants and Refugees Immigration Crisis Politics Social emotional

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

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At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts. Officials also believe the scholarship has helped stem a brain drain from the state. Related: To attract more blacks and Hispanics to STEM, universities must address racial issues on campus.

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

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Hatharasinghe-Gerschler had been diagnosed with a reading comprehension disability in elementary school. Back in Anchorage in the early 2000s, Michelle McLaughlin started doing research on her own to determine why her son, Michael, was falling further behind in elementary school.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

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NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. The camp, which has been open to middle school girls free of charge for the past six years, introduces students to robotics and coding and aims to curb the gender gap in STEM careers by building and maintaining interest at this critical age.

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

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It stems from a 1964 decision by the College Board, which administers the SAT, to expand its market to Latin America with a Spanish-language edition of the predominant college entrance exam. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My

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

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Each year since, they have won numerous awards, including the trophy for Outstanding Production for the best overall elementary school performance three years in a row, from 2013 to 2015, and again in 2017.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re

Hack Education Weekly News

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Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” This stems from a protest at the University of Connecticut. ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post.

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despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” ” Via the Google blog : “ VR Labs open doors of opportunity for STEM students.” – 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.

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“ 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.” Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.”

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Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of Louisville ’s head basketball coach has been suspended for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games of the season, a piece of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s punishment stemming from a prostitution scandal that has roiled the institution for two years.” (National) Education Politics.