National Dropout Prevention Center Offers Resources

eSchool News

School closures are traumatizing students, families, and educators, presenting a new dropout risk factor and requiring schools to develop immediate virtual solutions. The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has produced topical videos and virtual professional development to support schools and educators during current uncertain times. View video on YouTube. View video on YouTube. View video on YouTube.

Teacher dropouts

The Innovative Educator

Editor''s note: This is a living post to which I will continue adding the stories of teacher dropouts as they are brought to my attention. The teacher below read his letter and uploaded it to YouTube creating a video that already has had hundreds of thousands of views. In this video Ellie Rubenstein tells us why she has had enough. As the principal boss in the " Tony Giving Lip " blog alluded to, and Gatto explains in the video below, there are two school systems.


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Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.


In his book, “ High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year ,” Anthony’s complicated relationship to education comes through as the fuel behind his work. Anthony’s students use video to collaborate with other classes from around the world. This week we’re bringing you a special episode of our weekly podcast. Listen here , or read more below.

3 ways to decrease the teacher dropout crisis

The Innovative Educator

In an ongoing blog post , Lisa Nielsen uses text and video to tell the story of teacher dropouts. The stories of teacher dropouts share a common theme, a concern for the impact of high stakes testing. Advocating for education reform is one way to decrease teacher dropouts.

The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School


We have an integrated math teacher who is actually in the VITAL program, Lance Key is his name, and he brings tests out live every morning from 8 to 9:30 to all of the other middle schools in our district in a live video setting situation. That's probably the best place, and then we can hook up a video conference, just like what we're doing here!

With the Help of Google and SF Muni, A Bus Sets Off to Serve City's High School Dropouts


Now, Good and his team are trying to solve a new problem: helping high school dropouts get their diplomas in the face of strict gang lines, rundown schools, and spotty internet. There were puddles on the ground, students playing video games, paint peeling. percent of which are high school dropouts. How many students can you fit onto a school bus? Legally—72. But what if those students weren’t heading to school, but already there—desks, computers, steering wheel and all?

They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

The Hechinger Report

He was never a frequent user of computers, instead playing video games on a handheld device, and has found adjusting to the school’s online learning platform challenging. Kandis, Cooper and Rob Seaver stand for a portrait at their apartment complex in Austin, Texas, on Dec. 8, 2020.

Students have their own demands for school reopening

The Hechinger Report

In Arizona, a group of students from across the state made a video and sent a petition to Governor Doug Ducey advocating that he keep schools closed beyond the August 17 opening date due to the rising number of coronavirus cases there. Chloe Pressley, 17, didn’t like what she was hearing.

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Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

The Hechinger Report

President Para Jones does frequent video chats, while faculty and staff are sharing messages of encouragement. “We NEW YORK — Annisha Thomas is a single mother of two who works at a Waffle House while attending Nashville State Community College.

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A regional public university’s identity crisis

The Hechinger Report

staff were filming a short video to show how meal service would work in the fall (an “OHIO Eats” app to order; five pick-up points around campus). The video director cued a student actor standing on the spot he had just marked with duct tape.

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

The Hechinger Report

To help, some organizations have started programs to film incarcerated parents reading and deliver the videos to their children.

To help first-generation students succeed, colleges enlist their parents

The Hechinger Report

Limas piloted a 7-week interactive online video course last fall for parents of freshmen students, which he described as an “extension” of the school’s freshman orientation. The topics of the videos, which remain available to parents online, range from discussions about tuition changes and campus services to milestones such as midterms and finals, when students might be under extra stress. In one of the videos, separation anxiety and financial concerns were common themes.

How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate

The Hechinger Report

Our video shows how the model is working. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts poverty Race SolutionsSchools that serve Native American students have a history of failure. Fewer than a third of students scored above average on math and reading tests compared to peers nationwide, according to a study commissioned by the Bureau of Indian Education.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

After coming across eye-tracking research showing that recruiters spend an average of just seven seconds skimming a resume, Grads of Life developed the “ 7 Second Resume ,” a video in which job seekers highlight one skill they can bring to a job. Higher Ed K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty RaceRyan Tillman-French, a developer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston. Chelsea Stahl / NBC News.

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

The Hechinger Report

Asked what he’d like to do for a career, Johnathan told them he likes computers and might one day want “to make a video game or something.” Higher Ed K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion poverty Rural schoolsJohnathan romps with his dog, Pork Chop, in front of his home. Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. HEMPHILL, W.Va.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

And, in late June, in a scalding review of the Providence district, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy found that, in several Summit schools, “Off-task student behavior was the same as, or worse than, in the more traditional classrooms, with some students observably working on assignments from other classes, viewing YouTube videos (or similar), queuing songs on playlists, toggling between Summit and entertainment websites, or pausing on workscreens while chatting with neighbors.”

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

The Hechinger Report

Step 2: Watch the intro video I recorded. Step 3: Choose how to review the information from the video: Watch the Parts of Speech follow-up video. Higher Ed K-12 News Adult learning community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Mental health and trauma Personalized Learning

The community college “segregation machine”

The Hechinger Report

VIDEO: Mesa College Professor Wendy Smith talks about placement exams. 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 college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

The Hechinger Report

At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts. He helps run student orientation and publishes a weekly video report about Nicholls. “It’s Higher Ed News Funding Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Law and policy Politics RaceThe new convocation center at Xavier University is seen in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Student Landan Moore says Xavier is his dream school. Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert.

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

Check out this inspiring video of CAPS students changing the life of a disabled student.). Dropout prevention Featured on eSchool News Innovation Corner School Administration Top NewsForward-thinking practices focus on college and career readiness. As the skills expected of today’s graduates change rapidly, school districts have to overhaul their thinking on what it means to be “college and career ready.”

Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

The Hechinger Report

They learn soccer, ballet, guitar, video games, and work endlessly to get better because of personal interest and passion.”. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Personalized LearningFourth-graders Jorlando Vega (center) and Diego Reyes prepare to dissect a frog with the help of a Quinnipiac University med student as part of a “mini-med-school” expedition at Elm City College Prep, in New Haven, Connecticut. Photo: Brenda Iasevoli for The Hechinger Report. NEW HAVEN, Conn. —

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

The Hechinger Report

Some students fill out a handout or watch a video online. Higher Ed News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion Personalized Learning Rural schools SolutionsProfessor Scott Dobrin works with two students inside a lab at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Dobrin has embraced the school’s new proficiency-based education model and now offers his students many choices inside his classes. Photo: Robbie Feinberg for The Hechinger Report.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

The Hechinger Report

In a darkened classroom in Essex Technical High School, Anna Maria Miller takes careful notes while watching a subtitled video sampling from Rwanda’s infamous “hate radio,” which helped fuel the genocide of the minority Tutsi population in 1994. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Social emotional SolutionsHATHORNE, Mass. —

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D2L launches newest Brightspace Insights

eSchool News

With the transmission of IMS Caliper learning events from tools like the Kaltura Video Platform, Microsoft Office Mix and Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook Creator into Brightspace, faculty and teachers now see a richer view of learning activities across all tools. Curriculum Data Dropout prevention News Top NewsEducators can access a variety of data to help predict at-risk learners and help them in real-time.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

The Hechinger Report

He wants to work in video production and is taking classes in that field. “It’s K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special educationAdam Salomon at his high school graduation. Salomon’s mother, Karen, says he was not prepared for life after high school. Photo: Karen Salomon for The Hechinger Report.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

Matt Huenerfauth (right), director of the Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology, records video and motion-capture data from someone performing American Sign Language (ASL). K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning Special education

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Kristy Custer is one of the pioneers of the video gaming movement in schools. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Believe it or not, gaming is gaining popularity in schools, not just as a pastime, but as part of curriculum.

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

The Hechinger Report

Many watched instructional videos or worked with adaptive-learning software that adjusted lessons based on each student’s proficiency. Beyond that, Choi said Summit welcomes any school willing to take on the program’s rigorous application, which requires vision statements, teacher videos and strategy papers on everything from parent engagement to mentoring and project-based learning. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

These Youth Are Transforming the Trauma of Poverty With Raw, Original Storytelling


Youth are given an opportunity to earn money by generating new works including songs, poetry, and videos which the organization in turn publishes. Visual artists document performers and produce photographs and videos that carry the messaging out online long after the PA is packed up. If a child is not reading proficiently and on grade level by the end of third grade, his chances of becoming a high school dropout increase.

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. Video is visually appealing, more engaging and interactive. Read more: The impact of interactive videos in the classroom.

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After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

The Hechinger Report

He’s since watched You-Tube videos and learned to cut his hair himself; he also bought clippers and shears and started a side business cutting hair for black and Hispanic classmates. Higher Ed K-12 News achievement gap Charters Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion povertyDartmouth freshmen Daniel Inoa (right) and Natan Santos had uncomfortable moments as they were told: “You look suspicious.”

8 Tips To Improve Your Online Classes


Especially for large classes, it is easy to lose the thread of the conversation, to not remember what topic was taught yesterday or for a student to get distracted because his little brother is playing video games in the next room. A guest post by Maggie Brennan.

Segregated schools are still the norm. Howard Fuller is fine with that

The Hechinger Report

Fuller’s involvement with philanthropists steeped in conservative ideology reached its peak of exposure when, in 2017, he offered a video testimonial in support of the nomination of Betsy DeVos, another former funder, as U.S. K-12 News achievement gap Betsy Devos Charters Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma Parents poverty RaceSchool founder Howard Fuller visits with students at the Milwaukee Collegiate Academy charter school.

Online Tutor–Is it Right For You?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I pick up youtube videos to explain a concept to one of my students but I try to contextualize it for them – according to their country, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Videos, 3D animations, virtual field trips, blogs, and interviews – I can offer so much to my students online that I cannot offer in a class. Naturally, dropout rates of online teaching courses are lower than those of traditional classes.

Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

User Generated Education

Further, engagement has also been associated with positive student outcomes, including higher grades and decreased dropouts (Connell, Spencer, & Aber, 1994). Now with technology, this observation can come in the form of videos, social media, and live communication networks such as Skype and Google Hangouts. Watch children, youth, and even adults when they are immersed in learning something of interest of them, and you will see often complete engagement and personal joy.