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Highlights from SXSW’s education confab in Austin – and beyond

AUSTIN – Educators, advocates, researchers and education technology vendors gathered last week at the SXSWedu conference here, an annual event that is now in its seventh year. As usual, the…

Why placing students in difficult high school classes may increase college enrollment

A district gets tough to help its low-income students succeed in college

Students’ worry: education technology might predict failure before they have a chance to succeed

Predictive software is marketed as a way to help students before they fail, but some students see a potential downside

Similar students, different results: where black college students do best, and worst

And putting HBCUs in context reveals better graduation rates

DeVos praises virtual schools, but new research points to problems

A new study adds to the body of research showing that online-only schools don’t serve low-performing students

It’s not who controls the schools that matters, it’s whether they care about equity

New Orleans has had plenty of school choice in the last decade, but vulnerable students have been left behind

Make a match: How some schools decide what education technology to buy

Tech that fits a school’s needs and training for teachers are critical to success

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We don’t know how many students in college aren’t ready for college. That matters

Experts say better data is needed to know if reforms are working

Most colleges enroll many students who aren’t prepared for higher education

At more than 200 campuses, more than half of incoming students must take remedial courses

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