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

The Hechinger Report

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. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma Personalized Learning Solutions

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Others have revamped remedial education, a major stumbling block for students who are forced to repeat subjects they should have learned in high school. 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.

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

But such roles are not yet commonplace, and there remains much to learn, both about how they can be crafted for optimal impact, and how business models need to be designed to enable them. 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.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

EdNews Daily

Discover how the new science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children. National and local reporting, both on air and online is helping communities understand the challenges and community-driven solutions associated with the dropout crisis.

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

The Hechinger Report

In meetings with his academic adviser during the second semester of his freshman year, Robinson said he learned that though his GPA was solid, the school’s computer algorithm saw trouble. The dropout problem got a lot worse in the 1990s when more people started attending college.

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