Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle

The Hechinger Report

Only 53 percent of women in their twenties who first became mothers when they were teenagers completed a traditional high school degree, according to a January 2018 report released by the nonprofit research organization Child Trends. “We should maintain a focus on preventing teen births, but we also need to help improve the educational attainment of women once they become teen parents,” said Jennifer Manlove, a sociologist at Child Trends who co-authored the report.

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020

Neo LMS

With that in mind, it’s important to keep an eye on the myriad of digital education trends that are currently shaping up the industry. Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020. Here are a few e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020: Video learning. Video learning is not a particularly new trend, but it is trendy nonetheless. Leveraging gamification and game-based learning is also not new; it’s probably one of the oldest trends actually.

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5 trends for seeding CBE growth

The Christensen Institute

Here are five trends that have the potential to allow new models to take root: 1. As I’ve noted before , alternative high schools, or dropout-recovery programs, are well-suited to forging competency-based approaches; by design, such programs take on students with varying credit and mastery levels. The post 5 trends for seeding CBE growth appeared first on Christensen Institute.

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OPINION: Now is not the time to put college plans on hold

The Hechinger Report

As a fall semester transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic continues, a startling trend is emerging: Students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, are leaving college at an alarming rate.

Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

The Hechinger Report

Administrators used it to monitor trends and determine the neighborhoods and schools with low participation, then readily provide individual schools with data on which students weren’t signing on.

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

The Hechinger Report

Recent studies show that COVID-19 has only exacerbated these trends with students reporting increased anxiety and depression symptoms and over forty percent of students stating that they have attempted to seek mental health care during the pandemic.

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

The Hechinger Report

These positive trends, Carroll-Scott argues, are the cornerstones of future academic progress.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts High school reform Personalized Learning Rural schools

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

He asks : What are the projections for the size of the middle class assuming current economic and demographic trends? Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachersThe labor market value of a college degree has softened, stirring concern that a bachelor’s is no longer a gateway to the middle class. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report.

All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Rural schoolsAt the Telstar Freshman Academy in Maine, service learning is included as part of the curriculum.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

Fuller’s report encouraged employers to push back against the trend: “Once the logic of resisting degree inflation takes root in an organization, it soon permeates different aspects of the organization’s culture — and eventually embeds itself at the heart of its strategy,” the report states. Higher Ed K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race

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

The Hechinger Report

But while New York’s efforts to stem summer melt are part of a broader trend, intensive coaching programs like CARA’s are still relatively rare, Castleman said, and “there’s a lot of promise to this approach.”. Higher Ed K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Mental health and trauma poverty Social emotional

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

It was the latest big-fix trend in K-12 education, and Gist, a favored daughter of Silicon Valley philanthropists, offered up the nation’s smallest state as a laboratory mouse. K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized LearningIn tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Photo: E. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. PROVIDENCE, R.I.

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

The Hechinger Report

In a trend that has been widely lauded, the proportion of high school graduates who go straight to college has increased from 63 percent in 2000 to 70 percent now, the Department of Education says. These trends together mean that there are nearly 2.9 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

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

The Hechinger Report

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. In Avoyelles, these trends have become deeply entrenched. Marksville High School is part of that upward trend. K-12 News achievement gap Funding Graduation and dropouts Parents poverty Race Rural schools Segregation teachers

Quantifying the risks of working while in college

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability Higher education completionThis report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce highlights the special difficulties for low-income students of working while in college.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

It found a small, statistically significant bump in math (3 percentage points) and a “similar trend” (but “not significant”) in reading. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning teachersDan D. Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. DALLAS — In December 1997, a sixth-grader at Dan D.

The community college “segregation machine”

The Hechinger Report

California part of national trend. Higher Ed News achievement gap community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion Race TestingAnthony Rodriguez and Juneba Sulaiman both passed a college-level statistics class last summer after a placement exam indicated they weren’t ready for college-level math. Photo: Meredith Kolodner/The Hechinger Report.

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

The Hechinger Report

Shawn Young, chief executive of Classcraft, a tech company that produces educational games and other products, likens the current momentum around social-emotional learning to past trends such as the push to bring laptops and iPads to every student. K-12 Curriculum Data and research Discipline Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma poverty Principals Race Social emotional

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

Recognizing these trends, state policymakers set a goal almost four years ago of increasing the proportion of 25- to 44-year-olds, of all races, with at least a postsecondary certificate to 70 percent by 2025. Though some programs have helped lower dropout rates and improved graduation rates for students of color, the gap in the percentage of students finishing a degree has barely budged across the 30 community colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and University system.

Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education. Higher Ed News Adult learning Betsy Devos for-profit education Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionThe U.S.

Momentum builds for career-focused P-TECH schools

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. K-12 News achievement gap community college Graduation and dropouts Technology access

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. Over the last decade, we’ve seen educational institutions—from K-12 schools to colleges and universities—make tremendous strides in seizing the opportunities that modern technologies provide.

Report outlines long road ahead for Jackson Public Schools

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. K-12 News achievement gap Data and research Graduation and dropoutsHigh school students from Jackson Public Schools gather to discuss ways to improve district schools at Jackson Convention Complex in Mississippi last week. Photo:Liz Willen/ The Hechinger Report.

‘Backpacks full of boulders’: How one district is addressing the trauma undocumented children bring to school

The Hechinger Report

He says legislators must act now because given trends in immigration and the added challenges because of the coronavirus, “I think every district in the country is going to see a surge next year when it comes to need.” ADELPHI, Md.

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

The Hechinger Report

The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom. There’s tremendous hype swirling around personalized learning, with money pouring in from foundations and education technology companies eager to capitalize on the trend. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas, new report urges

The Hechinger Report

It is a growing trend in higher education but it’s not ubiquitous. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion . Colleges and universities that use sophisticated data systems to analyze and guide students must be careful to avoid ethical dilemmas that can arise, like pigeonholing students unfairly or underestimating their abilities, according to a new report that analyzed common pitfalls of these systems.

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

The Hechinger Report

Dropout rates are high at Swiss universities, where less-prepared students are typically weeded out during the first year, so women probably wouldn’t be dropping out of an introductory economics class in such high numbers here in the United States.

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Will the coronavirus transform or destroy higher education as we know it?

The Hechinger Report

He called the virus “something of a moment of judgment for higher education, a shock that will accelerate [negative] trends that are already underway,” as well as one that could finally open the door for systemic policy change. NEW YORK — By the time actress Lori Loughlin pleaded guilty last week to bribing her daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, any notion that the U.S. higher education system is fair had evaporated. Education as the great equalizer ? Hardly.

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

The Hechinger Report

The median wealth of black families “is on a path to hit zero by 2053,” if current trends hold. Indeed, being a black college dropout negatively affects earnings by at least $10 per hour, according to research by the Economic Policy Institute. Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed Opinion achievement gap Curriculum Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability Race STEM Technology access

Pods won’t disrupt districts, but could school systems see disruption from within?

The Christensen Institute

From that survey, two results point to trends that could become game changers for K–12 education: First, 32% of administrators said their school systems now offer learning hubs where students can get in-person support while schools are closed. According to corroborating data from the American School District Panel, district leaders confirm that virtual schools aren’t just a trend likely to fade away once vaccination is widespread.

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How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

Digital Promise

Trends in efforts to quit smoking also vary by educational level. Childhood traumatic stress from violence , abuse , corporal punishment and neglect contribute to educational outcomes such as excessive absenteeism, school dropout and school performance. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The interconnection between education and health is well established. Take, for example, smoking.

Online Tutor–Is it Right For You?

Ask a Tech Teacher

This trend opens up huge meaningful job prospects for those who are good at certain subjects. Naturally, dropout rates of online teaching courses are lower than those of traditional classes. If you’re searching for alternatives to teaching in a classroom and you’re a stellar teacher, you have a lot of options.

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. Where enthusiastic faculty insist on teaching emerging trends or technologies they are compelled to do so as extracurricular courses.

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Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

In this case that meant at the fringe of schools—in the advanced classes, foreign languages, and credit and dropout recovery options they couldn’t otherwise offer, for example. This is a trend that we’ve noticed since we began researching the field; one school district my colleague Katherine Mackey profiled in a case study several years ago didn’t even know how many students it had served in its dropout recovery program in a given year, let alone how they had fared in the program.