Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

Colleges are also working to reduce their numbers of dropouts on the principle that it’s cheaper to provide the kind of support required to keep tuition-paying students than to recruit more.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

The Hechinger Report

The high school graduation rate in Utah’s Juab School District was 78 percent in 2009. The high school graduation rate in Utah’s Juab School District increased from 78 percent in 2009 to 97 percent for the last three years in a row.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Bush and Obama administrations, with initiatives such as No Child Left Behind (2001) and Race to the Top (2009), spurred what’s been called a “ nationalization of education politics ” and, many teachers say, a relentless cycle of shiny fads promising to revolutionize the field.

Hope in coal country: Parents without diplomas keep their kids in school

The Hechinger Report

High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed than those with a diploma, and they earn thousands of dollars less per year. In 2009, three years before Roark took over as principal, Leslie County High School was among the 5 percent lowest-performing high schools in the state.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

That timespan should look familiar: The Great Recession lasted from December 2007 to June 2009. Higher Ed K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race

After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

The Hechinger Report

Dartmouth says first-generation college students have ranged between 10 to 15 percent of each entering class since it started tracking the number in 2009; they will be 13 percent of the incoming class, its most selective ever.

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.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

The Hechinger Report

Even before starting high school in 2009, Nelson knew he wanted to go to college. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special educationMark Nelson poses for a photo at Citrus College in Glendora, California. Credit: Melissa Lyttle for HuffPost.

Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

The Hechinger Report

Even though the unemployment rate has improved in the last decade, the class of 2016 joined “a sizable backlog of unemployed college graduates” dating back to 2009, the study found. Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed K-12 Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion

Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

User Generated Education

Student engagement, described as the tendency to be behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively involved in academic activities, is a key construct in motivation research (Thijs & Verkuyten, 2009).

Student loan default rates inch down as for-profit sector contracts

The Hechinger Report

More than 15 percent of these graduates and dropouts defaulted in both time periods. That’s because community colleges cater to lower income students and dropout rates are high. Student loan default rates have inched down in recent years. National Student Loan Data System.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

In this case that meant at the fringe of schools—in the advanced classes, foreign languages, and credit and dropout recovery options they couldn’t otherwise offer, for example. The Poudre School District Global Academy opened in 2009 to provide a flexible schooling option. Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools.

More Democrats urging higher education reform

Bryan Alexander

Performance here is defined as outcomes, such as “dropout, graduation, default, or forbearance rates” The Congresspeople are especially concerned about “predatory” institutions. The signatories also want accreditors to get tough, complaining that they’ve been too lenient: A 2014 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showed that, from 2009 to 2014, only 1 percent of institutions lost their accredited status and a mere 8 percent were sanctioned.

More Democrats urging higher education reform

Bryan Alexander

Performance here is defined as outcomes, such as “dropout, graduation, default, or forbearance rates” The Congresspeople are especially concerned about “predatory” institutions. The signatories also want accreditors to get tough, complaining that they’ve been too lenient: A 2014 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showed that, from 2009 to 2014, only 1 percent of institutions lost their accredited status and a mere 8 percent were sanctioned.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. 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

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. Patient-centered care initiatives often aim to increase patients’ health literacy, encourage them to participate more actively in treatment decisions, and create a less stressful care delivery environment for them.

Colorado hybrid school taps into personalized learning

eSchool News

Since opening in 2009 as a credit recovery and dropout prevention school, PGA has transformed into a small, personalized school serving a mix of former homeschoolers and students coming from traditional schools. Achievement increasing by up to 240 percent in math and reading.

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

The Hechinger Report

Around 2009, Lee learned about the Junior Theater Festival (JTF) in Atlanta, where students from across the country gather for three days to compete, take workshops and nerd out over musical theater. The P.S. 124 Theatre Club performs a musical adaptation of the animated movie “Madagascar.”

Century-old ‘work college’ model regains popularity as student debt continues to increase

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, the school was down to 167 students, according to Nithya Govindasamy, dean of the work program. At Wisconsin’s Silver Lake College, Matt Goff, dean of SLC Works, the school’s work college model, sees another potential boost from his school’s year-old program: fewer dropouts.

In Detroit, Lots Of Options For Turning Fs Into Cs

NPR Learning and Tech

Cody High used to be what's called a "dropout factory," most years graduating just 60 percent of its seniors. But, in 2009, things began to change. Kevin Mahone hopes to use extra credit and after-school work to meet the requirements for graduation. LA Johnson/NPR.

Why Community College Completion Is Often a Long and Winding Road

MindShift

Anastasia Gnyp of Hendersonville, Tennessee, graduated from Merrol Hyde Magnet School a semester early in 2009 with big dreams.

A Year in Review 15-16

The Thinking Stick

Who would have thought a program started in 2009 to help the teachers at one school ( International School Bangkok ) would 7 years later have over 1000 educators going through this learning journey……not us. Full disclosure our dropout rate is roughly 15%.

Students, feeling nickel-and-dimed, force new scrutiny of college fees

The Hechinger Report

And the resulting decline in borrowing and dropout rates on those campuses suggest the toll that fees were taking on their students. Dropout rates have also fallen. The University of Dayton, which has stopped charging separate fees. Photo: University of Dayton.

Colleges face a new reality, as the number of high schools graduates will decline

The Hechinger Report

According to one respected tally , just under 55 percent of students who entered college in 2010 had earned degrees after six years – an increase of two percentage points since 2009.