OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap

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Even unpaid library fines and balances on campus cards can trigger a windfall of consequences that push thousands of students into debt and degree-less purgatory every year. The post OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret


It wasn’t until three semesters into my degree, after spending $1,000 dollars merely renting my textbooks that I discovered my University’s ebook library. UPCEA’s eDesign Collaborative ), I spent hours doing my own personal research on my university’s open access policy and scouring the library website. This is not just a call for open textbooks, but for awareness of all library resources, and reimagining the role that the library will play in the 21st century university.

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Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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We didn’t pay a parking ticket or a library fine, and our college refused to release our transcript. But imagine that a student’s debt went beyond failing to pay a library fine.

Hope in coal country: Parents without diplomas keep their kids in school

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High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed than those with a diploma, and they earn thousands of dollars less per year. The county has one small town with a public library, a pharmacy, a small grocery store and a few diners and fast-food joints along the outskirts.

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

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Ensconced in the campus library, Jordan credits the home visits — and the bond that developed between him, his teacher and his family as a result of them — for where he is today. Johnathan romps with his dog, Pork Chop, in front of his home. Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report.

Held back, but not helped

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Rory Williams stands in the library at George Washington Carver High School. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotionalDomonique Crosby raises her hand in calculus class at George Washington Carver High School. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. It’s why a fire in the library tarnishes a school’s reputation in the minds of parents, sometimes for years. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning teachersDan D.

After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

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We are expected to fail,” said Inoa, discussing widely held perceptions of poor black and Latino young men, while gesturing towards Dartmouth’s iconic symbols of privilege: white brick buildings with black shutters, sweeping lawns and well-stocked libraries. “We

At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

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And the dropout rate among the first Muniz cohort, the class of 2016, was just 2.5 Their classroom libraries stock books by Isabel Allende and other Latin American literary giants. “In K-12 News achievement gap English language learners Graduation and dropouts

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

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Junior Alex DesRuisseaux and senior Jesus Garcia work in the library of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Higher Ed News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion Personalized Learning Rural schools Solutions

STUDENT VOICES: If I weren’t here I’d probably be dead

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The library is old — and it kind of stinks. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices. What do kids really think about school? How would they change it?

Six tips for going to college and working full time, from a student struggling to do both

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Your boss is more likely to be flexible about your schedule, you’ll have more time to go to the library to study or get homework done and you won’t have to actually leave the campus. Higher Ed Opinion Adult learning Graduation and dropouts

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. The Call for Proposals will open May 1st , immediately following the Library 2.015 Spring Summit.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

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This is done through its standards-aligned assessment library or teacher-created assessments developed from a bank of over 60,000 standards-specific questions. Last year, only 61 percent of high school students who took the ACT English achievement test were deemed college-ready.

States use direct mail, money, to get more of their residents back to college

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The push to reach these dropouts by Mississippi and other states, including Indiana and Tennessee, reflects a growing recognition that there just aren’t enough students coming out of U.S. Indiana, which is also reaching out to its dropouts, hired the same marketing firm as Mississippi.

Storefront Advising Programs Bring Free College Counseling Into Low-Income Communities


HOUSTON — Colorful college pennants line the walls in a small room at a public library branch in the city's Near Northside. Public libraries are one of the rarer places in today’s society where any and all are welcome,” she says.

Improving the quality of a higher educational institution

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Dropout rate : How many students dropped out without completing the course. Retention rate : How many students stayed as opposed to dropouts. The first step- Measuring efficiency. The shifting student demographics.

How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

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As high school dropout rates increase and the lack of motivation for students to learn science grows, the U.S. Guest article written by Barbara Mascareno-Shaw. As more school districts focus on STEM education, there is room to improve. What is STEM education?

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A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

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Staff say that they try to be strategic with locations, setting up shop within strip malls and sites that are easy for students to access and that are close to other resources like the public library.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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For an absurd example, if dropouts tended to take classes on Thursdays in their first semester at college, but students who completed their degrees didn’t, then you might worry about current students who are currently taking classes on Thursdays. He could have been another dropout casualty.

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Four Reasons Why Students Don’t Receive the Degrees They’ve Earned


In keeping with that mindset, some education leaders refer to lost students as “stopouts” rather than “dropouts.” Millions of Americans have earned some college credit but no degree. Some experts think institutions of higher education—not former students—are partly to blame.

Some experts have a new idea to help students afford college: more federal loans

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The stretch of grass overlooking the amphitheater, Reflection Pond and the library “is pretty breathtaking,” she said. Working more than 15 hours a week can lead to worse academic outcomes , including higher dropout rates. Tillman Hall at Clemson University.

Adapting to the New Classroom


The district faced challenges with dropouts and reduced graduation rates due to failed classes, school transfers, and absences due to weather and medical issues. TI-NSpire CAS BLENDING THROUGH COLLABORATION PATCH has a lending library of tech awaiting learners’ eager hands.

To Get To College, It Helps Black Students To Have A Black Teacher Early On


Being a role model is an important aspect of teaching for Cristina Duncan Evans, a library media specialist in Baltimore City Public Schools. Public education has a persistent and well-documented issue: the achievement gap between white students and students of color.

Temple University is spending millions to get more students through college, but is there a cheaper way?

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Jones discussed programs at Temple that provide financial resources to students the university thinks are at risk of dropping out, while Tough discussed the power of just telling students they belong in college—a potentially far cheaper solution to the college dropout crisis.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 2

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Miscellaneous notes: DeMillo sees for-pay assessment as solving the MOOC dropout problem (1253). Simply snag a copy of the book from your library or MIT Press or the local bookshop or Amazon (etc.),


Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

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I grew up in my parent’s motel and attended local urban public schools, which had a dropout rate of 40 percent. After hours of studying in the library, preparing and identifying patterns for the test, I was able to improve my score from 1760 to a perfect 2400.

Looking Back & Remembering @Joe_Bower @DevenKBlack @BobSprankle

The Innovative Educator

He took over an out-of-date, disorganized library, with dusty old books and turned it into a modern, automated library created with a mission to support student learning in ways aligned to their interests, strengths, and talents.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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Depending on how far we want to take our data collection, we could potentially collect library records, e-book consumption patterns, social network information, etc. Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry.

Empowered Readers: Technology That Can Re-Inspire Students’ Love of Reading


The district is also known for having one of the largest dropout rates and one of the highest pupil-to-teacher ratios in the country. I started by taking a good look at the books I had available—only to find that my physical classroom library is filled with outdated, “dog-eared” books that are expensive to replace and are a minuscule sampling of the many thousands of books available in the world.

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

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At community colleges, for instance, “A lot of people actually have maybe 75, 80 credits and could get an associate’s degree, but there’s something bureaucratic that’s standing in their way, like a parking fine, a library fine, they didn’t pay the graduation fee,” said Moses.

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Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.


Thanks to that requirement, the Cal State system has built a library that has grown to more than 200 teaching portfolios. “It’s In fact, there have been bigger attempts to build central libraries of them in the past, such as a 2001 project by the the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching called the Knowledge Media Laboratory (which is now defunct). Some of the ones in the CSU library feel dashed off, says one professor who went looking for inspiration there.

Is California saving higher education?

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Jaelyn Deas and her four best friends shared everything, including late-night study sessions in the library at San Jose State University and a never-ending preoccupation with how they’d pay for their tuition there. Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University.

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

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District officials theorized that students’ disillusionment with the curriculum contributed to Vista High’s 10 percent dropout rate. With part of the grant money, Vista turned its library into a “learning commons.”

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” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” ” The University of Wisconsin at Madison plans to close 22 libraries and create six “hubs” in their stead, says The Wisconsin State Journal. “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.