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

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If a student drops out of college to take a job they are training for, should that count as success or failure? 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.

OPINION: Why we must invest in new, innovative workforce training to fill a skills gap

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Recent history reminds us that the only way we can build a stronger, more resilient society is by investing in meaningful workforce training and good-paying jobs in the rapidly growing information technology field.

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How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

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Talent Development Secondary, a nonprofit that grew out of a Johns Hopkins University study on dropout rates, is the data-driven arm of the Diplomas Now model; it identifies kids at risk of dropping out and establishes a schoolwide process of intervention and support services to keep them on track to graduate. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem. Together they review a list of students for whom the data indicates a dropout risk.

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. Training staff not to view students as single data point. But she says whether dropout rates have fallen remains to be seen.

Gates Foundation Gives Millions to Improve Teacher Training

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Early in the 2000s, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation put millions into creating small schools, believing that separating large high schools with growing dropout rates into several smaller schools would increase graduation rates. Now, the foundation is focusing on training teachers. ” The hope is that training programs for novice teachers will begin to share, challenge, inspire and support one another to reach higher levels of excellence.

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

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Administrators hope to triple their current number of trained tutors to serve more students and plan to hire 500 more tutors within the next year with federal funding that will last through 2024.

Kids are failing algebra. The solution? Slow down.

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Teachers don’t get enough training to begin with and certainly haven’t been trained to teach math remotely, said Mark Goldstein, vice president of curriculum and instruction at the nonprofit Center for Mathematics and Teaching. Ishmael Brown Jr.

Child care, car seats and other simple ways to keep teen moms in school

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One thing the school does not offer is a comprehensive sexual education course, although Lincoln Park does have a full-time nurse trained in obstetrics. Lee en Español. This story also appeared in Telemundo.

How the pandemic has altered school discipline — perhaps forever

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I predict there will be a train wreck if we don’t staff up and provide the services, especially mental health services … to all the kids who may need them,” said Dan Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA’s Civil Rights Project.

OPINION: Higher Education needs to get comfortable with trial and error

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No training manual can make up for knowledge hard won on a particular campus. Grand challenges facing society, like social mobility, sustainability, equity and the preservation of democracy, grow in complexity and urgency each day.

Opinion: Here’s how to make sure low-income high school graduates don’t put off college indefinitely

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In fact, we’ve already begun this work, reaching out to the high schools we partner with to identify Lost Generation students and training our staff and volunteers to work with them.

While focus is on fall, students? choices about college will have a far longer impact

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Now, just as happened in the last recession, it is likely to take them even longer and cost more, while — after years of hard-won progress — dropout rates rise and graduation rates fall. “We’re Dropout rates rose and graduation rates fell. “It’s

Students have their own demands for school reopening

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She helped the students design the survey questions and trained them in interview methodology and the ethics involved in research on human subjects. Chloe Pressley, 17, didn’t like what she was hearing. This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

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OPINION: The pandemic exposes just how much support college students need

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All staff — not just academic advisors, counselors and coaches — should have training in basic trauma-informed communication and in triaging potentially dangerous situations.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

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A course with bad teaching could lead to high dropout rates. Online Program Management bootcamps career readiness programs digital skills bootcamps digital skills programs higher ed higher education online certification programs online degree programs opm opm providers technical skills training collegesThe Online Program Management (OPM) industry has emerged over the last decade as a key part of the online higher education marketplace, with $1.1 billion in revenue.

As Harlem Children’s Zone moves to export its model nationwide, Obama’s Promise Neighborhoods offer cautionary tales

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Now we have employees who are dedicated to job training, interviewing and soft skills,” she said.

A regional public university’s identity crisis

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As an example, he mentioned esports, and a new curriculum that could be used as “a vehicle to enable training.”. community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Higher Education newsletter

How parents of young kids make it through college

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He’s excited to see his friends and he’s continuing his potty-training outside the house.”. Columnists Higher Ed K-12 Liz Willen News Opinion Adult learning community college Funding Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability Higher education completion Parents

‘It’s really hard to parent from behind bars’

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It’s what she’s been trained in, and she’s talented at it. This winter, before the pandemic changed everything, Brittany Jefferson spent weekdays at a call center, putting in hours through a work release program as she neared the end of a four-year stint in prison.

No longer ruled out: an educator develops strategies to keep court-involved students in school

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Building on her work at Carver, she recently formed a nonprofit called Alas, which means “wings” in Spanish, to help train educators at every New Orleans school to support students who face legal challenges.

Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future

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American universities, colleges and work force training programs are now awarding at least 738,428 unique credentials , according to a September analysis by a nonprofit organization called Credential Engine, which has taken on the task of translating these into a standardized registry of skills.

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

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Related: Why aren’t more counselors trained in college admissions ? K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Hechinger West Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning Parents povertyKaren Macias had hoped to visit colleges during spring break, but the coronavirus outbreak meant she spent the week picking up extra hours at her Walgreens job. Photo: Gissel Cardenas.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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As manufacturing jobs are replaced by skilled-service positions, Latinx who lack training beyond high school will be increasingly stuck in low-wage and unstable jobs; the resulting lack of skilled workers could depress annual U.S. She blamed the high dropout rates on the fact that many students have to juggle school with full- and part-time jobs, leaving little time for academics.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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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. Andy Van Kleunen, CEO of the National Skills Coalition, attributed that trouble to public policies that push bachelor’s degrees as a one-size-fits-all solution rather than training workers for specific middle-skill positions. Ryan Tillman-French, a developer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston. Chelsea Stahl / NBC News.

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

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But the incoming Queens College junior has been trained by the nonprofit College Access: Research and Action (CARA) to help guide students like Tasnia through the transition to college. Ruth Camacho, left, attends a College Bridge training session. Camacho receives 70 hours of training each year to help her be a college coach for high school seniors. It also clarifies the hours of training provided to coaches through CB4A.

This program is helping fast-diversifying suburban schools promote success for all students

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Once a district signs on, it pays for a team of educators — typically teachers and school administrators — to attend a three-day training. The idea is that once schools have sent a critical mass of their teachers to the AVID trainings, the program’s philosophy will permeate the school and reach students who aren’t in the elective. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Race

From private to public school: A college counselor straddles an economic divide

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Counseling jobs at most public schools require a master’s degree and a state credential, but the training – and responsibilities – focus on mental health counseling, not college and career guidance. Related: Why aren’t school counselors trained in helping students apply to college?

Going back to school after 50

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Army veteran Chester Dixon, right, works with William Moore, Georgia Department of Labor veterans representative, to apply for a new skills-based program to get out-of-work veterans trained and back in the job market, in Atlanta. She asks: How common is the practice of returning to school for vocational training in workers over age 40, 50, & 60? percent of GDP on training people, compared with Denmark’s 0.6

The messy reality of personalized learning

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Summit flew Gill and her team to San Francisco, for school visits and training, and won them over. Collectively, New England Basecamp and Highlander have trained hundreds of educators at dozens of schools in the state since 2014. In 2014, Highlander launched the Fuse Fellowship, a mentorship program for “natural change agents” that has trained more than a hundred fellows in Rhode Island and recently spread to Massachusetts and Syracuse, New York.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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Colleges are also working to reduce their numbers of dropouts on the principle that it’s cheaper to provide the kind of support required to keep tuition-paying students than to recruit more. Several are getting into the business of corporate training, which is lucrative because employers foot the bill for workers who don’t need financial aid or fitness centers. Now smaller institutions are getting into the estimated $88 billion-a-year corporate training business.

New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

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Over the past four years, participation in I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training), one of the programs that helped Blanco, has increased by about 50 percent, with more than 3,200 students now enrolled. Many of these shorter-term programs train students for industries such as manufacturing and auto body repair. The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning.

Progress in the Deep South: Black students combat segregation, poverty and dwindling school funding

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High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed and earn thousands of dollars less per year than people with higher levels of education. She filled classrooms with four full-time substitutes, who had bachelor’s degrees but no training in teaching. It is just insane just how much energy and time and brain bandwidth I have to use up just to train these people.”. She asked teachers to stay for extra training during the summer.

Two new documentaries showcase a long and winding road to college

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They trained for more than 70 hours for the unpaid positions. Columnists Higher Ed K-12 Liz Willen News Civil rights Funding Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty RaceEnoch Jemmott, right, is a New York City public high school senior struggling with his own college applications while helping his peers in the film “Personal Statement.” Source: VIMEO. BROOKLYN, N.Y.

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

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Mabe and five teachers traveled to Atlanta, where they were trained in a program to help students control their emotions. But the four-day training session in Atlanta persuaded her and the teachers who attended of the strategy’s promise. But each year, more teachers attended training sessions and eventually the approach spread schoolwide. K-12 Curriculum Data and research Discipline Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma poverty Principals Race Social emotional