Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

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Sophia Jones-Redmond, superintendent of the district, which serves students from ages 13 to 21, said that a blended-learning model has been a major factor in this success. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Brown liked the shift to online work.

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

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These institutions are helping students find cost-free ways to leave campus, keeping dorms open for those who don’t have other options or identifying ways to enable less-wired students who can’t access online learning to still finish out the semester.

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Dropout Detective Offers Academic ‘Credit Scores’—But Is That a Good Thing?

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That’s why it might come as surprise to hear AspirEDU , an educational analytics company, pitch their Dropout Detective software as an “academic credit score” for students. But whereas credit scores are designed to prevent risky buyers from getting approved on loans, Dropout Detective is meant to improve student success and lower dropout rates. In an online course you don’t see the blank stares and it’s so easy for students to slip through the cracks,” Jones explains.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs

Wisewire

Learning House’s most recent survey of online students (2017) notes that 52% of respondents reviewed programs at three or more institutions before making their decision. Competition is, therefore, becoming a much more relevant concern for institutions offering online degrees.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

With this in mind, more school districts and local governments are trying to identify lower-cost learning opportunities that can still vault students into well-paying careers.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning.

Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future

The Hechinger Report

Rensselaer Polytech language students learn Mandarin Chinese by conversing with AI avatars. The learner, the learning provider and the employer all are speaking different languages that don’t interconnect.”. The way these kinds of learning get documented is also about to change.

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

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The organization, which also administers Advanced Placement tests that allow students to receive college credit, announced it in lieu of in-person tests students could take those exams online at home. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Hechinger West Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning Parents poverty

STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. They don’t just want to learn physics, AP Vocabulary, and whatever else you’re teaching them. I feel like school should be a place where I can learn about their culture and where they came from and for them learn about mine.

STUDENT VOICES: Teachers put you in situations to make you stronger

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Follow The Hechinger Report on Instagram for more great images of teaching and learning. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. IEP is for kids that have a learning disability that don’t get things right away. Student Voices. What do kids really think about school?

STUDENT VOICES: “Challenging” views are considered insubordination

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. 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?

STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. You’re just learning to take a test. You’re not learning to actually be happy. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices.

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

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Then, my counselor talked to me a little bit, and she transferred me out to engineering since I told her that I liked learning how things work and designing things. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

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About three quarters of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in America are mainstreamed, learning alongside hearing students in schools and classes where sign-language interpreters are often in short supply. That reading deficit slows their learning in every other subject.

STUDENT VOICES: The education system encourages students to be dead inside

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STUDENT VOICES: I don’t want to die in the same town I grew up in

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. I feel like I’m learning better, the environment’s nicer and I just feel more welcomed in the morning. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices.

STUDENT VOICES: I never knew I’d get this far

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STUDENT VOICES: I don’t think you need an A+ in calculus to work a normal job

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Maybe a way to make it better and make students enjoy it more is invest in the teachers so they could go off and learn how to be better teachers. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachers

STUDENT VOICES: When you’re a teenager you feel like an outsider already

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. It tailors to every style of learning. Whatever you feel like doing, and however you learn best, they give you those outlets. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachers

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

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What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. Like many alternative schools, The Charter School of San Diego allows students behind on credits to complete courses online at an accelerated pace.

Why Students Drop Out and What Schools Can Do to Prevent It

Where Learning Clicks

Even though high school completion rates have been on the rise, dropout rates are still alarmingly high. The post Why Students Drop Out and What Schools Can Do to Prevent It appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

Are you ever too old to disrupt? What Penn Foster has been up to

The Christensen Institute

Penn Foster is a private company that operates a private online high school, career academy, and institution of higher education. Its high school enrollments saw only modest growth until the company put the product entirely online in 2006. Since then, like many online-learning companies, Penn Foster’s high school has seen significant growth. But its new ventures in the online high school space for adults mark an important new market that make it a company to watch.

Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

The Christensen Institute

Applying the QV Index just to a subset of new institutions would allow us to learn about the feasibility and unintended consequences of such a ratings system. Those students would be better off but might be counted as dropouts nonetheless under the ratings system.”. A Wall Street Journal article last week reported that the Obama administration is running into major political and technical obstacles in completing and rolling out its college ratings system.

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Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

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They had practiced the dissecting procedure in an online interactive, and now they were ready to raise real scalpels and get a look at the frogs’ insides. Where the model pushes boundaries is in the addition of learning experiences called “expeditions.” Future of Learning.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. Districts can now share their high-level, blended-learning initiatives and results, as well as link to blended schools within their organizations so that users can see all the blended-learning activity across a district.

This innovative district lets students choose how to learn

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A district offers students 6 instructional models—an approach that has led to zero dropouts. We have implemented a ‘zero dropout’ policy that does not allow students to drop out of our district,” he said. But rather than imprisoning students in front-facing classrooms, the rural Kentucky district is instead trying to entice at-risk, and even low-risk, students to enjoy their education through a series of innovative and distinct learning pathways–informally called “spokes.”.

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

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(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

Arne Duncan Joins Board of Ed-Tech Company Pluralsight

Marketplace K-12

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has joined the board of directors for Pluralsight , a Utah-based ed-tech company that provides online courses in various subjects, including software development and information technology, the news site Fast Company reported Thursday. Marketplace K-12 Ed-tech Leadership Online LearningBy Guest Blogger Andrew Ujifusa. Cross-posted from the Politics K-12. Former U.S.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories. We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure.

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The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

The Online Program Management (OPM) industry has emerged over the last decade as a key part of the online higher education marketplace, with $1.1 Over the last decade, online education has become mainstream. The question, then, is not whether to go online, but how.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

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Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. It seems that technical training is less relevant here than e-learning course design.

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How rethinking regulation could help innovation thrive in higher education

The Christensen Institute

But despite a landscape that appears bleak, there are bright spots of innovation on the horizon, illuminating new models that can help students learn, earn college degrees, and find their way in the workforce—all at a fraction of the cost of traditional college.

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. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve.