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College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

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Started in 2011, the College Bridge program now has 45 coaches in 35 high schools serving 3,800 students, according to administrators. Higher Ed K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Mental health and trauma poverty Social emotional

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Held back, but not helped

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Leave this field empty if you're human: Retentions in Louisiana peaked a few years after Katrina and have fallen steadily since; nearly 9 percent of the state’s students were held back in 2007, only 5 percent were retained in 2011.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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Related: Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment. million fewer college students in the spring semester just ended than at the last peak in 2011, the National Student Clearinghouse reports.

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. But some STEM majors are tougher than others.

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At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

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million since the most recent peak, in 2011, the National Student Clearinghouse reports. This story about reducing the number of college dropouts was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

With Limited Options, a Struggling Campus Prepares Students for Life After High School


P-TECH partnered with IBM back in 2011 to design a six-year high school where students receive associate's degrees in STEM majors and sometimes job offers from IBM by the time they graduate. However, problems with completion do not primarily stem from dropouts, which were recorded at 2 percent in 2016. As we walk towards the new Career Launch Center, Anabel Garza, principal at Reagan Early College High School in Austin, Texas, greets two young men in the hallway.

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” ” Via the Google blog : “ VR Labs open doors of opportunity for STEM students.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.