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. 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. Education Technology Movers and Shakers CommunityHow many students can you fit onto a school bus? Legally—72.

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

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to economic stability. Higher education has long been viewed as the key to higher earnings and financial security.

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

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“Since my parents didn’t get much education, it’s hard to talk to them about my schoolwork and applying to college, or how to plan my time and get everything done,” says Mariano Almanza, 18, pictured speaking with his Coronado High School guidance counselor, Colleen McElvogue.

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

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Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate degree or higher. But that impressive statistic masks severe racial disparities in degree completion: The state has the second largest attainment gap between whites and blacks in the nation, according to the Education Trust. He estimated that nearly one in three new jobs created through 2026 will require education beyond high school.

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

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In 2016 not a single child at “North,” as locals call it, tested proficient in math according to the state’s education department. Where North is now is part of a conscious effort to sabotage black education,” Fuller says. secretary of education. Board of Education ruling.

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

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It is features like these that have helped former high school dropouts like Rocheli Burgos — and other students who have struggled in school — get a second chance at earning a diploma. But a subset of alternative schools has long embraced more progressive models of education.

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

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Charles Quigley, executive director of the Center for Civic Education, says children grasp these concepts as early as kindergarten. “What’s the dropout rate in some places? ’ That’s the baseline of a civic education.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. For more stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn subscribe to the Educate podcast. He could have been another dropout casualty.

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What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

For healthcare innovators grappling with these questions, the education sector may provide fresh inspiration. Much like our healthcare system, today’s education system—from K–12 to college—consumes an enormous amount of taxpayers’ money, and largely delivers a standardardized service to its users, though each is an individual with unique needs. So it fails many of them in terms of both the quality and utility of educational experience, as evidenced by some sobering surveys.

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

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Like a handful of states, New Hampshire is taking the opportunity provided by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to revise its accountability measures to further individualize education. Claire Voorhees, national policy director, Foundation for Excellence in Education.