How one district solved its special education dropout problem

The Hechinger Report

The district’s class of 2010 had a 73 percent graduation rate for students in special education and a 13 percent dropout rate — double the dropout rate for the student body overall. The high dropout rate for students with disabilities is a pressing national problem.

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.

When Employment is the Goal, Should 'Student Success' Include Dropouts?

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At the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Community & Technical College, Associate Dean Kim Griffis says dropouts aren’t considered a failure, if the student has landed a job in the technical field they were training for. Noticing the dropouts, advisors reached out to the students and discovered many had left for a job in computer technical service. If a student drops out of college to take a job they are training for, should that count as success or failure?

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. But she says whether dropout rates have fallen remains to be seen.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

apps and software, with some classes much more tech-reliant than others. K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning

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. Higher Ed K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

The Hechinger Report

After all, the plummeting number of prospects makes it much harder to replace dropouts than it was when there was a seemingly bottomless supply of freshmen. Dropouts cost colleges a collective $16.5

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Smart tools like lesson software that adjusts to students’ responses (and automatically provides more practice when they stumble) can enable increasingly specific levels of independence. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning teachers

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

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In addition to designing and racing cars, students learn how to use graphic design software under the instruction of a special education teacher. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special educationMark Nelson poses for a photo at Citrus College in Glendora, California.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

His laboratory is developing software to animate ASL avatars. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning Special education

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

The Hechinger Report

Many watched instructional videos or worked with adaptive-learning software that adjusted lessons based on each student’s proficiency. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

” 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

When deciding to offer online programs, schools have three options: do it themselves; cobble together various outsourced fee-for-service or software-as-a-service solutions from different vendors, such as LMS providers, marketing agencies, and instructional designers; or partner with an OPM provider.

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

Edsurge

They are developing a recommendation engine to leverage dropout rate data to predict and design interventions for at-risk students. After intervening and supporting approximately 16,000 students, dropout rates have decreased and test scores have improved.

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

The Christensen Institute

Career Karma’s approach to preparing aspiring software engineers for the bootcamp experience, regardless of their educational background, has attracted over 10,000 users in just six months.

Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

EdNews Daily

Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama. The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated.

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

The Hechinger Report

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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Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

Elementary schools, on the other hand, operate on a whole-class basis instead of course-by-course and aren’t yet dealing with dropouts or students in need of credit recovery.

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

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.

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ? CAD software.

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

The Hechinger Report

Students who withdraw are also much more likely to default on their loans; dropouts make up two-thirds of defaults nationwide. The number of dropouts with federal loans at these institutions has grown from 35,443 in 2007-09 to more than 56,600 in 2013-15.

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.

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. "While they’re here, we’re the ones that they’re counting on.

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. “While they’re here, we’re the ones that they’re counting on. We’re the ones that provide their reinforcement, the safe place, the continuity.

'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 The American prison system has been criticized for being a place of punishment instead of rehabilitation.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

Learning software is becoming more adaptive, engaging, and effective; and hardware reliability has improved even as device costs have come down. Both are small, rural districts that first dipped their toes in the blended-learning space by offering online credit- or dropout-recovery programs to help students who were not succeeding in mainstream courses.

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.

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. NPR Ed previously covered trials using text messages and emails that prompt college students to sign up for financial aid and reduce dropouts among adult-education students. My bank sends me a text alert when my account balance is low.

Why education is really a relationship business

eSchool News

One of the reasons that translation software may never replace native speakers is the subtleties in language and context.

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.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

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on his blog , he’s opined that most adaptive software focuses on knowledge acquisition instead of helping students in learning to think and function in modern society. Say a company promises its solution reduces the dropout rate among first-generation students by 15 percent; Siemens argues that the university should be able to look at the company’s data—and algorithms that use the information—to understand how this happens, and to make sure the product does what it claims.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” Remember: the biases of engineers and managers get baked into the software you use. *Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (Oh Oh my god, it’s almost time to start working on that year-end project.).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” Not directly education-related, I suppose, but I think still relevant for thinking about the ideology of software (and software makers and software funders) is this story from The Washington Post : “From Silicon Valley elite to social media hate: The radicalization that led to Gab.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough. Via Education Week ): “ Hillary Clinton Campaign Releases $500 Million Anti-Bullying Plan.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” million from Zero2IPO-Chenguang Education Fund and Shunwei Capital for its online education software. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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