PROOF POINTS: When women studied with women, they persisted, study finds

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As part of an introductory economics class, Swiss students had the option to work in study groups with their peers. That’s what a University of Zurich graduate student found in an experiment conducted in 2018 and 2019 involving more than 600 college students and 150 study groups.

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OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

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Such closures have a disastrous impact on education in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. Even before the pandemic, STEM achievement gaps in K-12 schools were significant. We need to harness STEM curiosity and keep exposure to and opportunities for learning.

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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. Students from higher-income family backgrounds are far more likely to work in a job related to their major or field of study than students from low-income families,” the report states. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability Higher education completion

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. She spent most of her childhood living in kinship placements with relatives, in sometimes unstable environments that made sticking to her studies difficult.

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. Home visits for high schoolers are a “very rare occurrence” said Steven Sheldon, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education who studies them. Johnathan romps with his dog, Pork Chop, in front of his home.

College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

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My family always says, ‘If you get addicted to work, you might stop your studies,’ ” said Tasnia, who wants to become an accountant. Studies suggest that when it comes to fighting summer melt, programs that rely on human interaction — in the form of one-to-one counseling, “near-peer” coaching (like CARA’s, in which college students coach high school students), workshops and personalized communication — may hold the most promise.

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. Officials also believe the scholarship has helped stem a brain drain from the state. Related: To attract more blacks and Hispanics to STEM, universities must address racial issues on campus.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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It was an example of a little-known policy universities appear to be increasingly using to balance their own enrollments and take students who might otherwise not make the cut on the first try — from children of alumni to full-paying foreign students who need work on their English to low-income and first-generation graduates of high schools that have provided them poor study skills. Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment.

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. Sean Sieleni, who has Down syndrome, was exclusively enrolled in general education classes for 11th grade, where he successfully studied with his peers, completed homework and took modified exams. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special education

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. Dropout prevention Featured on eSchool News Innovation Corner School Administration Top NewsForward-thinking practices focus on college and career readiness.

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. About one-third of all black collegians earn degrees in either a STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) field or in business, according to my analysis of integrated post-secondary education data system (IPEDS), the national dataset of college outcomes. Students walk on the campus of historical Morehouse College in Atlanta Ga. Photo: AP Photo/W.A. Harewood.

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. Although we may make much of college dropout successes, remember this: The biggest Internet Age success of all — Google — was started within a graduate program, as a Ph.D. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

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. Thanks in part to encouragement from Rosario, his support-group leader, Luís has gained confidence that he can realize his dreams — if he sticks to his studies at Patchogue-Medford High.

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. I learned how to study and apply myself in the classroom setting and at home.”. The dropout rate is around 70 percent. Higher Ed Opinion Adult learning community college Graduation and dropouts

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.” When college presidents can’t stem the horrid hazing, we have to hope that students step in. The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house is seen near Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.

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. If we can’t effectively support our educators then expecting them to reverse the concerning trends of high school dropouts (more than ¼ fail to graduate H.S.), The training in this area is mostly academically focused, such as common core standards and STEM.

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 Researchers from the University of San Diego have started a three-year, longitudinal study of the impact of the World of Work program. But Hidalgo points to the statistics: good jobs for adults with a high school diploma alone or for high school dropouts are disappearing. “We

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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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. The dropout problem got a lot worse in the 1990s when more people started attending college. Renick came to Georgia State as a religious studies professor in the 1980s. But some STEM majors are tougher than others.

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

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Among the many other problems dragging down Puerto Rico’s stagnant economy, made worse by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, is a huge high school dropout rate and, among those students who do manage to graduate, a comparatively low trajectory to college — especially college on the mainland — and a high dropout rate there, too. They really don’t even tell you to study for it,” Flores said. “We We don’t have that culture of studying for [the SAT].

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.

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. This story about reducing the number of college dropouts was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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 A study found an 18-percent difference between dropout rates for low-income students with high arts participation (4 percent drop out) and those with less arts involvement (22 percent). The P.S. 124 Theatre Club performs a musical adaptation of the animated movie “Madagascar.”

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.

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.) One of the criticisms that’s been aimed at the use of technology in schools, however, is that it is being used solely to prepare users to enter the tech workforce by corralling them into STEM-related subjects.

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. And he hopes they stay in the area and help revitalize it, stemming the tide of transience and instability. Greg Cruey, a teacher at Southside K-8 school, greeting students in the morning.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re I grew up walking in lines and studying in strict classrooms. Rather, the problem lies in attrition: Minority teachers are leaving the profession at a higher rate than other teachers,” the study concluded. “If

Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked

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There are gifted dropouts. Maddie and Amari tackle the challenge of creating an Arctic shelter in the Olmsted #64 gifted and talented class. Credit: Danielle Dreilinger for The Hechinger Report. BUFFALO, N.Y. —

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

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This could be a problem for colleges and universities, about which a slew of opinion polls suggest Americans take a dim view at a time of campus speech controversies, athletic scandals, high dropout rates , sexual harassment and assault, comparatively generous pay for faculty and administrators and complaints about the competence of graduates. High school students collecting water samples on Flathead Lake.

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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. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.

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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.