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


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.

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

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She worked physically demanding jobs until 2003 when she was injured, went back to school for office administration and found a job working for an attorney. While in prison in McLoud outside of Oklahoma City, she took classes, volunteered as a mentor to at-risk youth and worked for a brokerage firm, where she rose to an information technology administrator position.


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

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A Subprime Education,” a fresh look at the troubled for-profit college industry, examines reports of predatory behavior and fraud and the implosion of the education chain, Corinthian Colleges; and “The Education of Omarina” shows how an innovative program to stem the high school dropout crisis has affected one girl’s journey, from a public middle school in the Bronx to an elite New England private school, and now on to college. This is an important documentary series for everyone.

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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James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry. For an absurd example, if dropouts tended to take classes on Thursdays in their first semester at college, but students who completed their degrees didn’t, then you might worry about current students who are currently taking classes on Thursdays. The dropout problem got a lot worse in the 1990s when more people started attending college.

How To Make A Civics Education Stick


“What’s the dropout rate in some places? At one Florida middle school, students learned about laws by writing bills — and in 2003, one of those bills made it to the Florida legislature. Today, Valant says, it’s harder to instill empathy for people with different opinions because technology makes it easier to ignore those perspectives. How do you teach kids to be active participants in government? Or to tell the difference between real news and fake news?

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

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Often, personalized learning includes technology that adapts lessons to students’ needs and provides data so that teachers can see how each learner is growing. High schools were rated on standardized tests, as well as dropout, attendance and graduation rates. Oregon is ahead of the curve nationally, having delved into the method in 2003. Brian Stack is the principal of Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, N.H. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report.