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

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The success of home visits has been well documented for infants and has been studied at the elementary and middle school level , but it’s an open question whether these visits make a difference for older students, according to some experts.

We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

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So says a 2017 study published by the Institute of Policy Studies. Indeed, being a black college dropout negatively affects earnings by at least $10 per hour, according to research by the Economic Policy Institute.

From foster care to college

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College students often decamp from their universities during the summer to intern, study abroad or just get a break from dining hall food. Later that day, she planned to study for her summer session classes, English and public speaking, and to meet with an advisor.

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

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High schoolers in a social studies class at Patchogue-Medford work on a lesson about the history of nationalism. The ideas stemmed from the group’s twice-monthly meetings at the Patchogue library, where they talked about parenting, navigating their new American home, and the schools.

Quantifying the risks of working while in college

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Only 6 percent of students from low-income families work in lucrative fields such as science, technology, engineering or math (STEM); business or healthcare, according to the report. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability Higher education completion

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

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Rather than being challenged, he was allowed to use a teacher-made study guide while taking exams at his California high school. He said he never had to study or actually learn anything to get an A. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special education

Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

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Even if I’d had to pay tuition, attending a community college would have helped me to focus on and excel in my studies. I could have lived at home instead of on campus, saving money on tuition and housing, and spending more time studying and less time at work. Jocelyn Roman.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Investigations

A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

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Taylor had grown up “a penniless, scared, scrawny kid,” but his life began to change when he earned a full-ride to study petroleum engineering at Louisiana State University. At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts.

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

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It is difficult for the 1,200-student district to offer STEM, foreign language or Advanced Placement courses year-round. created the Center for Advanced Professional Studies, a facility that resembles a modern professional setting more than a school building.

Are hazing, sexual assault, drinking and unabashed racism inevitable on campus?

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Over dinner, LSU President Alexander noted that he’d immediately suspended Greek life after Gruver’s death and set up a task force to study it, but at the time, he’d made sure to add a supportive statement: “Many of our Greek organizations represent all that is good about our university.”

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

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Famous billionaire college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are prominent examples of successes who never completed undergraduate degrees. Internship and work-study programs have a long history and are common at many institutions.

The Professional Development Problem

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Recent studies, including the Gates Foundation, the TNTP Project and Harvard research, all report failing grades from administrators and teachers alike, which is one certainty we can begin with. The training in this area is mostly academically focused, such as common core standards and STEM.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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It stems from a 1964 decision by the College Board, which administers the SAT, to expand its market to Latin America with a Spanish-language edition of the predominant college entrance exam. They really don’t even tell you to study for it,” Flores said. “We

How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers?

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We have STEM careers, we have trades and everything in between,” said Ed Hidalgo, the chief innovation and engagement officer in the district and co-developer of the World of Work initiative. “We

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

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My job as a teacher is to be a first responder to poverty,” said Cruey, a 58-year-old middle school social studies teacher at Southside K-8 school. “If Overall, there’s been an increase in graduation rates and a decrease in dropouts.

At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

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The inexperience of modern-day faculty with helping students who have non-academic problems stems in part from the evolution of American higher education, said Adrianna Kezar, a professor of higher education at the University of Southern California who studies this.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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An annual study of Broadway and the 16 top nonprofit theaters in New York City, put out by the Asian American Performers Action Coalition, shows that from 2006 to 2016, Asian actors were hired for 3.7 The P.S. 124 Theatre Club performs a musical adaptation of the animated movie “Madagascar.”

A Skills Gap From College to Career Doesn't Exist. It's the Awareness Gap We Need to Fix.

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In the United States alone, jobs website Indeed reports that reduced productivity stemming from open positions accounted for $160 billion of lost revenue in 2014. One study even found that 45 percent of new graduates are in positions that don’t require a degree. high-profile dropouts and the rise of the so-called “ anti-credential.”

With Limited Options, a Struggling Campus Prepares Students for Life After High School

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In the center, students preparing for college seek help filling out FAFSA student aid applications and studying for college entrance exams. And another nonprofit group known as AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) has helped the school create study skills programs to support student retention once they are in college. However, problems with completion do not primarily stem from dropouts, which were recorded at 2 percent in 2016.

The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

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case studies and articles I had purchased over the years). A study at the University of Minnesota, found students were more likely to pay for resources available at the library if the professor went first to the permission center instead of the library to select the textbook for the class. OER awareness (or lack thereof) stems from misunderstanding of how OERs work, and the complete ignorance of its very existence.

Montana vote becomes a national referendum on public confidence in higher ed

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If Montana’s higher education property tax levy fails, “A lot of students aren’t going to be able to keep going to college,” says Kelly Armington, a University of Montana freshman majoring in communication studies. High school students collecting water samples on Flathead Lake.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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Dropout rates increase, test and project scores dip, and – worst of all – learning becomes synonymous with boredom. This was something we touched on in a recent blog post on a study that found that more than half of students in the US felt “bored” at school.)

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” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.” ” Those involved: investor Laurene Powell Jobs , Apple’s Tim Cook , and representatives from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – so all the country’s best experts on STEM education clearly.

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” Via CNET : “ Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM.” Via NPR: “ To This Scholar, For-Profit Colleges Are ‘Lower Ed’ ” “ For-Profit Schools Rebound Under Trump,” according to the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education. Via The Atlantic : “The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street.” ” Via Real Clear Education : “ K–12 Predictive Analytics : Time for Better Dropout Diagnosis.”

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of Louisville ’s head basketball coach has been suspended for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games of the season, a piece of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s punishment stemming from a prostitution scandal that has roiled the institution for two years.” ” Via Edsurge : “Education Technology Tools for Adult Learners Get Mixed Results From SRI Study.” (National) Education Politics.

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” Via Chalkbeat : “When charter schools unionize , students learn more, study finds.”

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Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.” Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” Via the AP : “Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a federal study published Thursday.” (National) Education Politics.

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She''s put together a list of the best artiles on Classroom Management, Reading and Language Arts, STEM, History and Social Studies, and more. Read more about this study here. The NEA shared this article that discusses nation-wide efforts to re-engage high school dropouts.