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

The Hechinger Report

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.

As Harlem Children’s Zone moves to export its model nationwide, Obama’s Promise Neighborhoods offer cautionary tales

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In the most recent, pre-pandemic school data available, only 31 percent of elementary school students within the Promise Neighborhood zone were scoring at proficiency in English, and only 16 percent in math.

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‘Backpacks full of boulders’: How one district is addressing the trauma undocumented children bring to school

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Cooper Lane Elementary School in Maryland’s Prince George’s County school district had almost 550 children, 60 percent of whom are Hispanic. Berta Romero is a counselor for English learners in Mary Harris Mother Jones Elementary school in Adelphi. ADELPHI, Md.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. Two years ago, Isaac Paine Elementary won a competitive grant from the Rhode Island Office of Innovation to become a showcase “lighthouse school,” part of a statewide push to bring tech into education.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. In Avoyelles, these trends have become deeply entrenched. But before that he was a student at Cottonport Elementary, which is majority black, almost entirely low-income and has struggled for years to improve its academic performance. Marksville High School is part of that upward trend.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Rogers Elementary Principal Lisa Lovato. Rogers Elementary has recorded a spike in parent interest and incoming student transfers snice it embraced personalized learning. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning teachers

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom. So it was with parents at one of the first Basecamp schools, Marshall Pomeroy Elementary in Milpitas, a small city off the southern tip of San Francisco Bay. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

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” 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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Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

In this case that meant at the fringe of schools—in the advanced classes, foreign languages, and credit and dropout recovery options they couldn’t otherwise offer, for example. The elementary school in the Randolph Central School District uses blended learning to actually differentiate instruction and has significantly improved its students’ math scores on state assessments. And the Spring City Elementary Hybrid Learning School in Spring City, Penn.,

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve.

Districts Pivot Their Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism During Distance Learning

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In elementary school, frequent absences are linked to a higher likelihood of dropout—even if attendance improves over time. Erin Simon had big goals for this school year.

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. House Bill 187 would provide additional funding to enable school districts to employ a professional school counselor in every elementary school , with priority going to school districts with low accreditation levels.

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

The Hechinger Report

The disparity serves as an extreme example of similar trends across the United States, where the children of higher-income families go to better colleges than those from lower-income ones. Méndez-Cupey, and together they’ve adopted a public elementary school that was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria, with plans to provide teacher training and instructional materials. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My

OPINION: Arne Duncan, the fallible narrator

The Hechinger Report

Similar to Lang’s approach, the Ariel Foundation offered support, mentoring, and paying the cost of postsecondary education for a cohort of sixth-graders at a Chicago elementary school. Then, as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, Duncan decided to close three low-performing elementary schools. A federal evaluation found no effects of 12 for Life on students’ grade-point averages, the number of suspensions or the number of school dropouts.). Former U.S.

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

The Hechinger Report

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 Black students who have a black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate high school and go to college. That uptick in the hiring of white teachers was counter to national trends.

Twenty-one and in high school

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of a Hechinger reporting series about how “last chance” high schools are pioneering some of the latest trends in high school reform. This model demands more resources than those available to a traditional high school, but given that the typical high school dropout costs the state an estimated $300,000 over their lifetime , Cesene argues that the math is elementary. Sheryl Javier graduated from Bronx Arena in July 2016, after 8 years of high school.

Canadian schools succeed in nudging one minority group to and through college

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trillion by 2060, based on current trends, a book coauthored by Hobby Center director and former U.S. To cope with a high dropout rate among indigenous students between their first and second years — about a third at the U of S don’t come back, compared to a fifth of non-aboriginal classmates — the university’s Aboriginal Student Achievement Program puts them into classes together to support each other.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” More PR from Techcrunch : “ Nintendo is bringing Labo kits to elementary schools.” Via The College Board : “Trends in College Pricing 2018.” *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. (Oh

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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.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Enrollment in graduate school is up , continuing a trend in first-time graduate students researchers have seen for five years. (National) Education Politics.

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Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” “ The top 5 trends in K–12 ed tech – and where they’re headed,” according to Education Dive. (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.”