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Edgenuity Joins On to Help Dropout Prevention Efforts

K-12 Schools - Education News

Edgenuity, a supplier of online and blended learning solutions, has announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) in the hopes of increasing high school graduation rates. K-12 Schools Edgenuity High School Dropouts National Dropout Prevention Network

Looking to Eliminate Dropouts? How Idaho Reached English Language Learners with a ‘Hybrid’ Course Experiment

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In the past two academic years, Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), an online state school created by the Idaho Legislature, has taken proactive steps to fix a key problem: losing English Language Learner (ELL) students before high school graduation, and losing them from highly technical and content-driven courses like biology. Our solution came about in the form of hybrid courses for students—a mix of asynchronous curriculum and regular, scheduled synchronous sessions.

Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement

TeachThought - Learn better.

Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement. Educators believe that student engagement in the classroom is crucial to learning and that it can increase achievement and enrollment in challenging courses while decreasing dropout rates.

10 high-need education policy areas for 2017

eSchool News

Today’s students are preparing for jobs that, in some cases, do not yet exist. In order to ensure students’ college and career readiness, the K-12 and higher education systems must be strengthened, according to a policy paper from New America , a non-partisan think tank.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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We all remember classmates who sat in the back of the room, eyes glued to a comic or dog-eared paperback, anything to escape a learning environment that did not—or could not—engage them. Today, students have choices when it comes to their education; technology has enabled new school models and a growing number of students are finding success through personalized pathways. It’s true that not all of them are serving the best interests of their students.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

Many educators, particularly at the elementary school level, have rotated students among centers or stations for decades. A Station Rotation breaks up the class into smaller groups, which allows teachers to work with students in small-group settings on a daily basis.

How Writing Down Specific Goals Can Empower Struggling Students

MindShift

One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students. ” Peterson wondered whether writing could be shown to affect student motivation. In it, students complete a set of writing exercises that combine expressive writing with goal-setting.

Wednesday Interview - Breaking the Cycle of Students' Disengagement by Having Them Leave, to Learn

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Wednesday, April 17th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com conversation with Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski on their new book, Leaving to Learn : How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates.

Challenging Educational Technology

The Electric Educator

This blog is primarily dedicated to sharing tips, tricks, and ideas on how to successfully use technology to increase student engagement, critical thinking, and mastery of learning objectives. I''m a big supporter of educational technology.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Supporting Students from Day One. "That’s

From Eighth to Ninth Grade: Programs That Support a Critical Transition

MindShift

The move from middle to high school is proving to be a critical transition, one in which students must deal with great changes in academics, responsibility and social structure all at the same time. According to its website, “Of the students who have enrolled at HSRA, about 400 or 72.5

Oklahoma Joins Ranks of States and Agencies Cracking Down on Virtual Charter Schools

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He also pointed out that ABLE is a nonprofit school attempting to serve homeless students, unlike many other virtual charter schools run by for-profit companies. The Watch reports that, of the 93 students enrolled at ABLE at the start of the 2015-2016 school year, just 12 remained until the end of the year, a steep dropout rate. Most pointedly, the report said that online charter school students were falling behind their brick-and-mortar counterparts in almost every category.

How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

EdNews Daily

It is an effort for teachers and students to explore the interdisciplinary aspects of each subject in the scientific field. It is interesting to see students engage in a science activity that promotes science learning and other areas of learning.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Enrollment skyrocketed to nearly 300 students.

Baltimore Police Reform Turns Attention to Schools

K-12 Schools - Education News

Baltimore schools are sharing the spotlight, as policymakers reflect on the effect Baltimore students and school police officers have on each other, and the education system as a whole.