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

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Photo: Amadou Diallo/The Hechinger Report. Special Report. In this ongoing series, The Hechinger Report is visiting high schools that have beaten the long odds to learn what’s behind their success. Photo: Amadou Diallo/The Hechinger Report.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

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Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. Kelly Field for 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. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. System leaders don’t dispute that assessment.

NYC’s bold gamble: Spend big on impoverished students’ social and emotional needs to get academic gains

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In 2012, city officials became convinced that the school could not improve and began the process of shutting it down. Alison Coviello taught there for 12 years before becoming principal in 2012. She not only treats patients, she goes into homes to assess risk factors.

Proficiency and NAEP scores: Let’s stop talking about trivial distinctions and focus on ending inequality instead

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It was as predictable as night following day that this week’s release of results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress would be followed by weeping and gnashing of teeth on a biblical scale. As we read NAEP’s latest report, we should focus on what truly matters.

Spreading First Aid for Teens’ Mental Health by Training Adults to Help

MindShift

Left untreated, mental health concerns can contribute to high school dropout rates. She also learned how to assess for suicide risk by asking questions like, “Are you having thoughts of hurting yourself?”

Twenty-one and in high school

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This story is part of a Hechinger reporting series about how “last chance” high schools are pioneering some of the latest trends in high school reform. He realized that some students don’t succeed on the conventional academic path, and ran a school for dropouts on Arena Boulevard.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

In 2012, the district was one of 16 U.S. “If we can grab them at kindergarten and start to give them the skills that they need in order to be successful students,” says Creeden, “we have the potential to prevent that student from being a high school dropout.”

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

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I would have been a dropout.”. Since its launch in 2012, the city’s high school graduation rate has climbed 15 points, to 64 percent, according to New York State education department figures , the highest rate the city has achieved in more than a decade.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

In 2012, the district was one of 16 U.S. If we can grab them at kindergarten and start to give them the skills that they need in order to be successful students,” says Creeden, “we have the potential to prevent that student from being a high school dropout.”.

Education's Online Futures

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Whether or not the product has failed or enrollments have fallen or the promises were always mostly b t, to this day, the big MOOC companies and their famous founders remain in the headlines: “ Andrew Ng Spreads the Gospel of AI With a New Online School ,” Wired reported. One other company that rode the wave of the MOOC revolution back in 2012 was MasterClass which offers online classes “from the best,” as its PR puts it.

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