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

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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. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

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Now she wants others to learn that history. Up until Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, McDonogh 35 had required entering ninth graders to have a high level of academic preparation. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts Race

Held back, but not helped

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Most students lost months or even years of school time after Katrina hit in 2005. But they have much better tools than they did in 2005 when the retention policy was put into place,” he said.

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

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Related: Tipping point: Can summit put personalized learning over the top? But the University of Maine at Presque Isle (or UMPI) is one of the first public universities in the nation to use proficiency-based learning. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

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In this ongoing series, The Hechinger Report is visiting high schools that have beaten the long odds to learn what’s behind their success. Related: A Spanish-English high school proves learning in two languages can boost graduation rates.

Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

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Consequently, mainland colleges must open their doors as they did for New Orleans co-eds who could not return to their campuses in the immediate aftermath of Katrina in 2005; there is a blueprint. This is a classroom in which the most important lessons are learned through doing.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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In 2005, Lee co-founded NAAP to offer summertime musical theater programs to schoolchildren in Chinatown. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. The P.S. 124 Theatre Club performs a musical adaptation of the animated movie “Madagascar.”