3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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And like any major problem, this mass exodus of dropouts must be addressed sooner rather than later through innovative interventions. The “soft” predictors, those subtle hints that are precursors to student dropout. To be sure, not all university personnel are eschewing social platforms’ value; Kaplan’s study in 2015 suggested that 40 percent of surveyed institutions based potential freshman acceptance rates partially on candidates’ web social interactions.

Why Donald Graham Sold Kaplan University to Purdue for $1

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There are many unanswered questions about the unprecedented sale of Kaplan University, a for-profit institution with several online programs but falling enrollments, to Purdue University, one of the top public universities in the nation. To try to get some answers, EdSurge recently sat down with Donald Graham, chairman of Graham Holdings Company, the group that sold the 15-campus Kaplan University to Purdue (for just $1). What are the functions that Kaplan will be providing?

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All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

The Hechinger Report

Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Rural schoolsAt the Telstar Freshman Academy in Maine, service learning is included as part of the curriculum. Bailey Fraser, 15 (left), and her stepsister Leah Kimball, 15, volunteer with Edible Bethel during their service learning block.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

Colleges are also working to reduce their numbers of dropouts on the principle that it’s cheaper to provide the kind of support required to keep tuition-paying students than to recruit more. And for all of the work it’s done to reduce the number of dropouts, the higher education industry has so far barely moved the needle. Higher Ed News Business Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Higher Education newsletter

A gap year shouldn’t be just for the privileged, especially now

The Christensen Institute

But as Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, said recently on a webinar we did together for Kaplan’s new Boost Year program, “It’s only privileged if we think about [the gap-year experience] the way we’ve traditionally thought of it.”. Why the high dropout rate?

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New York fed researchers wrong about gap years

The Christensen Institute

Similar programs, like Boost by Kaplan , make these options affordable and accessible to a large slice of the population. Of course, that raises the question—why the high dropout rate?

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The mindboggling barriers that colleges create — and that end up hurting their own students

The Hechinger Report

Nancy Lee Sanchez, in red, executive director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, with students she advises. I think the majority of higher education is complacent” about their dropouts, he said. Colleges also charge fees low-income students can’t afford, and that have little to do with their educations, said Nancy Lee Sanchez, executive director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, who coaches black, Hispanic, and first-generation students.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” Kaplan Inc has agreed to acquire the College for Financial Planning from Apollo Education Group. Looks like Kaplan Inc isn’t getting out of for-profit higher ed altogether, even with the sale of Kaplan University to Purdue.). “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post.

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” There are more stories about Purdue University Global, formerly the for-profit Kaplan University, in the “labor and management” section below. ” There are more stories about Purdue University Global, formerly the for-profit Kaplan University, in the “labor and management” section below. despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.”

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An op-ed in Inside Higher Ed from EAB’s Melanie Hoe : “What the Purdue-Kaplan Deal Means for You.” ” Via Education Dive : “The Purdue-Kaplan Earthquake.” But for others – especially lower-performing students – taking online courses was associated with higher dropout rates and lower grades, both at the time the course was taken and in future semesters, when compared to students who took classes in person.”