How one district solved its special education dropout problem

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Sarah Butrymowicz/The Hechinger Report. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. Photo: Sarah Butrymowicz/The Hechinger Report.

3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

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. Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia.

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. That information includes a daily report of how every student at the school is performing across their classes.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

One day, a friend forwarded an email about Resilient Coders, a boot camp that trains people of color for web development and software engineering jobs. It hurts employers, too, Fuller and his Harvard colleague, researcher Manjari Raman, found in their report.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Nearly two decades ago, the reporter Todd Oppenheimer documented the aggressive rise of emerging Silicon Valley technologies — personal computers and the Internet — in the nation’s public schools. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story on school counselers is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series exploring how schools can prepare young people for the good middle-class jobs of the future.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Software can also integrate student data into teacher programs to help them track progress in ways unthinkable several years ago.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

His laboratory is developing software to animate ASL avatars. On average, deaf students graduate high school reading English – a second language to them – at a fourth-grade level, according to a report out of Gallaudet University, the premier university for deaf students.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

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This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special education

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

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Many watched instructional videos or worked with adaptive-learning software that adjusted lessons based on each student’s proficiency. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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. but less likely to engage the software to create lessons.

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The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

According to the latest Online Report Card from the Online Learning Consortium, almost one-third of postsecondary students take at least one college class online and approximately 15 percent of all college students (nearly three million students) are earning their entire degree online.

From rhetoric to reality: creating communities to forge a skills-based future

The Christensen Institute

As the Hechinger Report recently reported , there is growing momentum around hiring based on skills, rather than degrees. This helps bootcamps streamline their admissions process, prevent dropouts, focus on completion, and deliver on the outcomes that they have promised.

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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Photo: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. This podcast about colleges using predictive analytics is produced by APM Reports. Photo: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. Data source: National Student Clearinghouse Graphic credit: Andy Kruse/APM Reports.

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What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

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This echoes a 2009 report by Public Agenda for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which found that boredom played a major or minor role in 45% of recent college dropouts’ decisions to leave school. Equally concerning, a 2016 report by PayScale, a compensation data and software provider, revealed that a whopping 50% of surveyed managers feel that recent college graduates are inadequately prepared for full-time work.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: The human cost of college debt that becomes “purgatory”

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Photo: Meredith Kolodner/The Hechinger Report. Students who withdraw are also much more likely to default on their loans; dropouts make up two-thirds of defaults nationwide. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report in a collaboration with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Five-Way Merger Creates New Illuminate Education: Bringing K-12 Educators the Broadest Choice of Student Achievement and Personalized Learning Offerings

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Insight Venture Partners, a New York-based venture capital and private equity firm focused on software investing and majority owner of Illuminate and KDS, facilitated the combination. About Illuminate Education Illuminate Education is a leading provider of K-12 software and services.

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. By Guest Blogger Andrew Ujifusa. Cross-posted from the Politics K-12. Former U.S.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them. As more teachers opted in to blended learning classrooms, they reported being able to learn more about each student.

'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

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He also uses Mobymax, a software that boasts the ability to help students “find and fix” learning gaps in several subjects. Dr. Rick Carter However, Brown stresses that no software works well without support from parents and teachers. Most of them were dropouts.” “In Carter hopes that this rehabilitative approach to incarcerated youth can reduce the recidivism rate, which according to the 2016 State Board of Pardons and Paroles Report stands at 35 percent.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them. As more teachers opted in to blended learning classrooms, they reported being able to learn more about each student.

Using Timely Text Messages To Curb Missed Assignments and Class

MindShift

This time, working with the largest school district in West Virginia, they built software that communicated directly with the electronic gradebook that teachers were already using, and they used the phone numbers parents provided on class lists. ” Report cards come out quarterly. But timely text reports from teachers can apparently prompt better behavior. My bank sends me a text alert when my account balance is low.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

The smorgasbord of hardware and software at the show floor caters to a wide range of university IT needs, from security and bandwidth to proctoring and instruction. FUN SAD FACT: According to Avi Yashchin, Senior Offering Manager at IBM Watson: “Sadness [sentiments] in incoming freshman college application essay is the sixth strongest predictor of dropout.” Switches, routers, panels and projectors. Canvas , whiteboards and a company called Blackboard.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported. “ Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death,” The New York Times reported on Thursday. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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” Via The Hechinger Report : “Documenting Maine ’s failure to implement proficiency-based education.” ” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” The suit charged the university with failing to prevent sexual abuse by George Tyndall , formerly a gynecologist in the university’s health center, and for failing to take action as reports of the abuse surfaced.”

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But the struggling sector’s political giving is down since peaking in 2012,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Testing, Testing… Via the Hechinger Report : “On a classroom-based test for new teachers , black teachers score lower.” ” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. ” In other MIT news : “MIT task force releases preliminary ‘Future of Libraries ’ report.”

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DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” ” “The president of the Boy Scouts needs the Trump administration to approve his mega-merger,” Quartz reports – that’s Randall Stephenson, also the CEO of AT&T. The Flatiron School has released its latest “outcomes report.”

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“The FCC Is Threatening to Gut a Program That Provides Internet Access to Minorities,” Pacific Standard reports. Via Inside Higher Ed : “A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers calls for an emphasis on the ‘ reskilling ’ of adults in their prime working years, such as through apprenticeships or by opening up federal Pell Grants to shorter-term education programs.” Research, “Research,” and Reports.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students.” Via The Hechinger Report : “For students teetering on the edge financially, micro-grants help them finish college.” ” Via The Hechinger Report : “Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores.” despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.”

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The allegations center on reports that Paris, through inappropriate means, asked legislators to provide state funds to the college, a Christian institution in Arkansas.” “ EdX To Retire Foundational 6.002x Platform,” Class Central reports. Via Techcrunch : “ Coding bootcamps commit to transparency in reporting around job placement.” Via the US News & World Report : “ Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Championship for Girls.”

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” “The White House on Monday announced that it would nominate Mitchell “Mick” Zais as deputy secretary of education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” Via The Nation : “This University Suggested International Students Could Be Reported to ICE if They Unionized.” ” The latest Pew Research report addresses the future of automation.

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” “More than 150 House and Senate Democrats sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter Monday that objected to her department’s recently announced shift in how it chooses the contractors that service federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” “ Trump Orders Government to Stop Work on Y2K Bug , 17 Years Later,” Bloomberg reports. Task Force Seeks Comment on Higher-Ed Outcomes Reporting Standards.”

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” The Hechinger Report asks , “What can Betsy DeVos really do?” Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via the BBC : “ Facebook Reports BBC to Police Over Investigation Into Child Sex Images.” ” Via The Hechinger Report : “When using data to predict outcomes , consider the ethical dilemmas , new report urges.”

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In our community’s next webinar, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center will share the results from Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America, a report from a national survey of over 1500 parents of children ages 2-10.

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