How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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The district’s class of 2010 had a 73 percent graduation rate for students in special education and a 13 percent dropout rate — double the dropout rate for the student body overall. Teachers like Parry began pushing for changes, and over the last decade district officials have worked to improve the experience of students in special education — and thus reduce dropout rates — by reducing the stigma and challenging the students more.

Alabama community college overhaul improves the odds for unprepared students

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Karolewics cites the contrast between the sections offered in 2010 at Wallace State and last fall to illustrate the impact of the change. In 2010, there were 17 sections of developmental English courses.


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OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

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Generation Hope, the nonprofit I founded in 2010 to help young parents earn their college degrees while readying their children for kindergarten, conducted a national survey of student parents this spring.

OPINION: Four ways to support refugee students during the pandemic

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Since 2010, nearly 600,000 refugees have settled in the United States, and there is a big chance that many educators will encounter these students, who have already experienced trauma, violence and deep loss.

Some evidence for the importance of teaching black culture to black students

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A Stanford University study finds that dropout rates were lower in Oakland, California, high schools that offered a special class for black students called the Manhood Development Program. For black boys who were offered the class in both grades, those annual improvements in dropout rates translate into a 3 percentage point increase in their high school graduation rate, according to Thomas Dee, the lead researcher and a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.

As Harlem Children’s Zone moves to export its model nationwide, Obama’s Promise Neighborhoods offer cautionary tales

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Since 2010, more than $430 million in multiyear grants designed to foster cradle-to-career systems to combat generational poverty has been awarded to nonprofit groups in a total of 17 cities.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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They cited research showing that the proportion of job listings requiring a four-year degree increased by more than 10 percentage points from 2007 to 2010. . Faisal Africawala, 29, a Cambridge resident who emigrated from India in 2010, worked for years at 7-Eleven convenience stores and a Whole Foods Market, making $8.50 Higher Ed K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race

Held back, but not helped

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Laster’s presentation, based on 2010 data, reported that 28 percent of Louisiana students did not make it to fourth grade on time. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotionalDomonique Crosby raises her hand in calculus class at George Washington Carver High School. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. NEW ORLEANS — If Domonique Crosby has her way, she will graduate from high school this spring at age 20.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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In 2010, Rhode Island won a four-year, $75 million grant from Race to the Top. K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized LearningIn tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Photo: E. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. PROVIDENCE, R.I.

The community college “segregation machine”

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Her department first saw the data on how few students of color were making it through remedial classes several years ago, and started making changes in the fall of 2010. Higher Ed News achievement gap community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion Race TestingAnthony Rodriguez and Juneba Sulaiman both passed a college-level statistics class last summer after a placement exam indicated they weren’t ready for college-level math.

Can ‘work colleges’ in cities become a low-cost, high-value model for the future?

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The Plano region added more than 114,000 jobs between 2010 and 2015, according to the city’s economic development team. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race SolutionsParticipants from the college’s Summer Bridge program traditionally leave their mark on campus in the school colors of black, purple and gold. Photo: Delece Smith-Barrow.

Why placing students in difficult high school classes may increase college enrollment

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Wyborney took over the school in 2010, when it graduated about 60 percent of its students and was selected to participate in a federal school turnaround program. K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access povertySpokane has used outside nonprofits to help its students search for and apply to colleges. In May, one organization, College Success Foundation, held a College Signing Night to celebrate 170 seniors who were bound for four-year schools.

STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

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The school opened in 2010. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices. What do kids really think about school? How would they change it? Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, on a September speaking tour, told students she felt they mostly “just follow the same schedule, the same routine — just waiting to be saved by the bell” and that the U.S. school system is a “mess.” Do they feel that way?

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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Still, there are some stalwart critics, notably Benjamin Riley, who visited many personalized-learning classrooms from 2010 to 2014 as the policy and advocacy director for the NewSchools Venture Fund. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

Why high school football is making a comeback in New Orleans

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Martin liked KIPP Believe, but when he was looking at high schools, he was apprehensive about enrolling at KIPP Renaissance, which opened in 2010. “At KIPP Renaissance moved into the building in 2010, adding a new grade each year until it fully ousted Douglass in 2014. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts Higher education access School choiceKIPP players on the sidelines at their game against Sophie B. Wright. Photo: Emmanuel Felton/The Hechinger Report.

The hottest posts that everyone's reading

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Entry Pageviews High school dropout pursues passions, becomes millionaire. May 10, 2010, 39 comments 2471 5 Ways to Build Your Personal Learning Network. Aug 1, 2010, 4 comments 1949 Cure ADHD without Drugs with These Resources from. Feb 5, 2011, 23 comments 1397 Why Smartboards are a Dumb Initiative May 12, 2010, 68 comments 1081 Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog this week.

U.S. graduation rate hits 82 percent

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But too many students never get their diploma, never walk across the graduation stage and while our dropout numbers are also decreasing, we remain committed to urgently closing the gaps that still exist in too many schools and in too many communities.” Latest graduation rate data shows highest level in 5 years. students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than ever before, according to data released today by the U.S.

Making the American Dream a Reality for Underserved Students


Collectively, college dropouts owe a staggering $1.35 In just one year (2010), the cost of college dropouts was $4.5 A partner company—disclosure, my company is one of several—engages the dropouts, and if the students re-enroll, the partner takes a percentage of the revenue. For the past 30 years, people have thought of the American Dream in two ways: owning a home and going to college.

The hottest posts that everyone's reading

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Jul 15, 2010, 1786 5 ways innovative educators can spice up their LinkedIn. Jun 9, 2013, 1610 3 ways to decrease the teacher dropout crisis Jun 4, 2013, 1156 The packet-driven classroom May 19, 2013, 981 Use social media to shine on school quality reviews. Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of pageviews. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out.

OPINION: How identifying struggling students in middle school can keep struggling students from dropping out of high school

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At a time when little to no work exists for a high school dropout to support a family, the community, as a result, falls deeper into despair. At a time when little to no work exists for a high school dropout to support a family, the community, as a result, falls deeper into despair. In 2010, Diplomas Now won a $30 million grant from the U.S. Photo: Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images.

How More Education Could Save A Half-Million American Lives

NPR Learning and Tech

They found that if every adult high school dropout in the 2010 population had a GED or a regular diploma, 145,243 deaths could be averted. LA Johnson/NPR. Getting a high school diploma is as good for health as quitting smoking. That's the finding from a study released today by researchers at the University of Colorado, New York University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

The Christensen Institute

Many observers of higher education might compare the administration’s proposed ratings system to the Quality-Value (QV) Index that I first proposed in 2010 , but there are several important differences. Those students would be better off but might be counted as dropouts nonetheless under the ratings system.”.

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AllHere Gets a ‘Nudge’ to Scale Low-Cost, Research-Backed Way to Improve Student Outcomes


When Bergman started looking into this topic in 2010, “there was a lot of existing research about the effectiveness of parent engagement. Colleges already send “ nudges ” and “early-warning alerts” in an effort to boost student retention rates and reduce dropout rates.

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the 'Learning Revolution'


The problems tends to arise when kids go to school because the deeper they get in, the more they start to lose interest,” Robinson said, pointing to the United States’ large student dropout percentage as evidence that school—as a system—is failing students. British author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson is known for several accomplishments, from his books to his professorships to his TED talks. But in 2006, he gained recognition for something that no other TED speaker in history has done.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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Among the many other problems dragging down Puerto Rico’s stagnant economy, made worse by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, is a huge high school dropout rate and, among those students who do manage to graduate, a comparatively low trajectory to college — especially college on the mainland — and a high dropout rate there, too. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My My dad said, ‘I’ll just take two jobs.’

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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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. Since 2010, the school has tripled the number of student advisers, Renick said. He could have been another dropout casualty.

Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus

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Greenville schools have some of the highest school dropout rates in the state, and Johnson also viewed staying at home as necessary to defend her children’s chances of living an easier life. “I Terri Johnson willed her body not to show signs of impatience.

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

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population and more than 13 percent of New York City’s population, per the 2010 census. A study found an 18-percent difference between dropout rates for low-income students with high arts participation (4 percent drop out) and those with less arts involvement (22 percent). The study found an 18-percent difference between dropout rates for low-income students with high arts participation (4 percent drop out) and those with less arts involvement (22 percent).

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

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But in 2010, the school was closed down over a decline in student enrollment. Overall, there’s been an increase in graduation rates and a decrease in dropouts. Greg Cruey, a teacher at Southside K-8 school, greeting students in the morning. This photo has been edited to protect the identities of the subjects.) Photo: Damon Dahlen/HuffPost.

Belonging and Believing: Transforming Remedial Math at Community Colleges


According to a 2006 National Education Longitudinal study, the dropout rate in remedial courses is more than 70%, with only 28% of remedial students completing a degree after 8.5 Developmental or remedial education forms a core service of community colleges, with a staggering 68% of all community college students taking at least one remedial course , most commonly English or math.

Researchers Say Level of Education and Health Causally Linked

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The findings revealed that if every adult high school dropout in the population in the year 2010 had a GED or a diploma, 145,243 deaths could have been avoided, reports Anya Kamenetz for NPR. Researchers at the University of Colorado, New York University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that getting a high school diploma is as good for your health as quitting smoking.

Eclipsed by urban counterparts, rural nonwhites go to college at equally low rates

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Factor in the higher dropout rate among nonwhite students in rural high schools, and the odds that black and Hispanic students from areas like this will ever earn degrees are just as low as for their urban counterparts. “A While about 48 and 44 percent of black and Hispanic 2010 high school graduates, respectively, did not appear to be attending college the following fall, those figures had risen to 52 and 46 percent by 2016.

The business decision segregating college students by income and race

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This only worsens the problem of high dropout rates, said Caroline DeLeon, a program director at uAspire, which works with low-income students who are the first in their families to go to college. “We Another, EdR Collegiate Housing, has added $720 million worth of new student apartment developments since 2010 alone , with more under construction, including at Michigan State University and Texas A&M. Students at Moravian College hang out in a dorm room.

A convenient untruth

Learning with 'e's

In an excellent expose on learning styles , Riener and Willingham (2010) argue this: ".learning-styles Style mismatches between teaching and learning, physical learning environments not conducive to information intake and unmet physical needs during the learning process can lead to frustration, stress, learning problems, underachievement, low self esteem, discipline problems among younger students, and dropoutism in high schools." 2010) The Myth of Learning Styles.

Trump has promised manufacturing jobs, but high school grads might want to seek credentialed “middle-skills” posts instead

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Those blue-collar jobs – at least as we remember them in our collective imagination – went to people, mostly men, fresh out of high school, graduate and dropout alike. million workers with a high school education or less lost their jobs, and collectively they have gained only 80,000 net jobs since the recovery began in 2010. Anthony Carnevale. I miss watching Gunsmoke on Saturday nights. I miss casseroles. I miss canasta games with friends.