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

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The organization made its mark in 2003 when they created the nation’s first county jail charter school. Think of it like a portable classroom on wheels—wi-fi, bus-driver and all. 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. percent of which are high school dropouts. Think of it like a portable classroom on wheels.

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Aimed at curbing dropouts, improving graduation rates and sending more kids to college and other postsecondary programs, the corps is designed to offset a growing achievement gap in this relatively affluent but increasingly diverse state.

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

The Hechinger Report

It’s the first week of school at Milwaukee Collegiate Academy, a charter high school Fuller founded in 2003 that’s housed in a low-slung concrete warehouse just a five-minute drive from the North Division campus.

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

The Hechinger Report

Sixteen-year-olds share classrooms with 20-somethings, students earn diplomas at their own pace and if anyone has a problem with a peer, they’re encouraged to talk about it like adults. Burgos, too, has relied on staff support for help outside of the classroom.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. College dropouts cost Minnesota millions of dollars in wasted subsidies and lost revenue each year. I felt like I needed mirrors in the classroom.”.

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

This echoes a 2009 report by Public Agenda for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which found that boredom played a major or minor role in 45% of recent college dropouts’ decisions to leave school. Initiatives to create these conditions in the classroom often fall under the banner of student-centered learning innovation, which is in many ways analogous to patient-centered care innovation in the healthcare world.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

In a personalized classroom, students are taught how to take control of their own learning, so that they can take different pathways to gain understanding of concepts. High schools were rated on standardized tests, as well as dropout, attendance and graduation rates.