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. While teachers still provide some instruction, students also get to take classes online, and they have the option of moving through the coursework at a faster pace than traditional school schedules allow. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson.

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

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And Shayla Savage, a middle school principal, said that when her students returned to in-person learning this spring, she noticed differences beyond just their math and reading progress compared to previous years. “We And so we always talk about it as ‘unfinished learning.’ ”.

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How the pandemic has altered school discipline — perhaps forever

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Meanwhile, an e-learning student got in trouble for filming another student during class without permission. For me it feels unethical to discipline students who are online for circumstances that are beyond their control, like noise in their home environment or if they are late.”

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

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Now Williams and school staff are heading back out into the field, trying to relocate the siblings and other children who’ve gone missing and reengage them in learning this fall. Related: Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school.

They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

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Hayden, 12, had been having panic attacks about school even before a letter arrived at his home last month, threatening legal action for his alleged absences from distance learning. Hayden, a sixth-grader, hadn’t actually been missing online school.

Kids are failing algebra. The solution? Slow down.

The Hechinger Report

Not so this year: As of May, only about a sixth of his students were in person and the rest online. With so many web tools out there that solve math problems, it’s easy for Brown’s online students to find a shortcut to answers and the calculations that go with them. Ishmael Brown Jr.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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My biggest worry is the kids I’ve gotten no response from,” said Rose, who is retiring in June and never expected to end her career struggling with online teaching. “I’m Of course, teachers want their students to master content, develop a love of learning and move on to the next grade.

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.

OPINION: The pandemic exposes just how much support college students need

The Hechinger Report

Last spring, tens of millions of students were forced online as their institutions made the emergency transition to remote instruction. Many remain at least partially online this fall and possibly into 2021.

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

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

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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. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

The messy reality of personalized learning

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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. In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education.

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. Ensuring the program is well aligned with other on-ground and online programs and fits well within the institutional model. Learning. How current are our program learning outcomes?

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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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. The big idea is to create a customized path so students learn at their own pace, in the manner that resonates best with them, with content tailored to their interests, aided by their computers.

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. And, of course, you know, have your science and math, and learn how to write. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachers

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. My learning disability is I don’t process stuff as fast as regular kids do. They will put you in situations that will make you stronger, that will make you learn better. Student Voices. What do kids really think about school?

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

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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? Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, on a September speaking tour, told students she felt they mostly “just follow the same schedule, the same routine — just waiting to be saved by the bell” and that the U.S. school system is a “mess.”

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. Parents talking and reading to hearing children helps to develop the language- processing parts of their brains that will later help them to communicate and to learn. Read more about Blended Learning.

STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. I think if I had gone to any other school, I would not be this passionate about learning and I would not have felt like I could reach my goals as much as I do here, because I have so much support in whatever I want to do from my friends, teachers and administration. You’re just learning to take a test. You’re not learning to actually be happy. Student Voices. What do kids really think about school?

Students have their own demands for school reopening

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In the absence of clear federal and state guidance for reopening, school districts have debated everything from whether to mandate masks for in-person classes to how to make online-only learning more effective. “We’re going to be online for the whole fall semester.

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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? Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, on a September speaking tour, told students she felt they mostly “just follow the same schedule, the same routine — just waiting to be saved by the bell” and that the U.S. school system is a “mess.”

COLUMN: Isolated in dorm rooms or stuck at home, some freshmen wonder if college is worth it

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Fogel decided to go home early, and later learned a coronavirus outbreak forced her entire floor to quarantine. In preparation, she quit her job at a Sonic Drive-In and packed for dorm living – only to learn that she wouldn’t be going anywhere after all. Mount Holyoke would be holding most of its classes online. Instead she planned to commute to nearby California State University-Long Beach, but with all classes online, never set foot on campus. “At

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. What do kids really think about school? How would they change it?

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. What do kids really think about school? How would they change it?

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.

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

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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? Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, on a September speaking tour, told students she felt they mostly “just follow the same schedule, the same routine — just waiting to be saved by the bell” and that the U.S. school system is a “mess.”

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.

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 teachersStudent Voices. What do kids really think about school? How would they change it?

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Partners with Discovery Education

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DUBAI, UAE–29 September, 2020 : The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund (REF) has announced a new first of its kind partnership with Discovery Education to deliver award winning online learning, increasing access to education for thousands of refugees and vulnerable youth in Lebanon.

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. Outside the Classroom EdTech high school k-12 online learning Virtual learning virtual schoolsEach year over one million students drop out of high school in the United States and around 2,000 high schools graduate less than 60% of their students.

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.”.

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.

Will the coronavirus transform or destroy higher education as we know it?

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But last week I had the opportunity to ask him about his latest recommendations and how and if he sees any chance of improving this landscape as the coronavirus shutters campuses and forces students online.

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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