Teacher dropouts

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Editor''s note: This is a living post to which I will continue adding the stories of teacher dropouts as they are brought to my attention. The jobs these teacher dropouts are yearning for exists outside government schools. More than 20 years ago John Taylor Gatto wrote a letter announcing his departure from the teaching profession, titled I Quit, I Think.

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Tuesday - Ron Wolk on "Wasting Minds"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wolk "insists that the dominant reform efforts have not closed the student achievement gap, reduced the ''scandalous'' dropout rate, or even improved schools. Date : Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

The Hechinger Report

She blamed the high dropout rates on the fact that many students have to juggle school with full- and part-time jobs, leaving little time for academics. It closed its child care center in 2012, citing low demand. Higher Ed News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Immigrants and Refugees Race

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

The Hechinger Report

Texas A&M University at Texarkana has one of the lowest retention rates of public higher-education institutions; 55 percent who started in 2012 were gone by 2016. After all, the plummeting number of prospects makes it much harder to replace dropouts than it was when there was a seemingly bottomless supply of freshmen. This aggressive response has helped lower the dropout rate at the Texarkana campus back to 44 percent, according to still-unreleased figures, the university says.

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. The number of programs being offered online has nearly doubled since 2012 as institutions try to get in on the one-third of students who now take at least some of their courses that way.

Progress in the Deep South: Black students combat segregation, poverty and dwindling school funding

The Hechinger Report

High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed and earn thousands of dollars less per year than people with higher levels of education. In 2012, 57 percent of ”minority” students (almost all African American) graduated from Avoyelles Parish high schools, lower than the percentage of adults with a diploma. K-12 News achievement gap Funding Graduation and dropouts Parents poverty Race Rural schools Segregation teachers

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. obert Roark, the son of a coal miner, became principal of Leslie County High School in 2012 after most of the mines had closed. Featured Stories K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Race Rural schools

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

The Hechinger Report

While such debt can be burdensome, work college graduates typically owed about $10,000 less than graduates from public colleges and about $15,000 less than graduates from private nonprofit schools, according to a 2012 report from the Work Colleges Consortium, the most recent report available. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race Solutions

At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

The Hechinger Report

BOSTON — When the Boston Public Schools opened the Margarita Muñiz Academy in 2012, it was a first-of-its kind dual-language high school meant to address issues faced by the city’s growing Hispanic population. And the dropout rate among the first Muniz cohort, the class of 2016, was just 2.5 K-12 News achievement gap English language learners Graduation and dropouts

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.

A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

The Hechinger Report

At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts. But the state has seen marked improvement: In 2012 , the percent of adults in Louisiana with at least an associate’s degree had doubled, to almost 30 percent. Higher Ed News Funding Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Law and policy Politics RaceThe new convocation center at Xavier University is seen in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.

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

The Hechinger Report

84 percent of this Chicago high school’s students graduate on time and 52 percent of them now go to college, an 11-point increase from 2012. Eighty-four percent of Juarez’s students graduate on time and 52 percent of them now go to college, an 11-point increase from 2012, according to data provided by Chicago Public Schools. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions standards

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

According to state data, the number of young people in state juvenile justice facilities dropped from 901 at the end of 2012 to 386 in 2017. In 2016, 45,567 young people were held in facilities nationwide, down 20 percent from 2012.) Before 2012, he said, classes were routinely canceled, and when he did have them, he often learned information he had already covered in his neighborhood school. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions

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

The Hechinger Report

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. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts poverty Principals RaceFourth-graders at P.S. 67 often work in groups. They are asked to write several drafts of essays to get used to revising their work. Photo: Tal Bar-Zemer.

With no silver bullet, innovation abounds at this bilingual high school

The Hechinger Report

The Muñiz Academy opened in 2012 as one of Massachusetts’ first “innovation schools,” free from many district policies and granted flexibility with its curriculum, budget, school schedule and annual calendar, among other things. K-12 News Arts education English language learners Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning

Six reasons you may not graduate on time

The Hechinger Report

It’s all part of an awareness campaign called “15 to Finish,” pioneered at the University of Hawaii in 2012, that has taken hold in dozens of states. Higher Ed News community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion SolutionsKolodner Credit Crunch 1:Temple University in Philadelphia gives $4,000 grants to eligible students who agree to work no more than 15 hours a week off campus, in an effort to help students graduate on time.

Are Mississippi’s students prepared for college?

The Hechinger Report

A 2012 report by the nonprofit Complete College America looked at data from 33 states for the freshman class of 2006, and found that 52 percent of students at two-year schools and 20 percent of students at four-year schools took remedial courses. Higher Ed News community college Graduation and dropouts

Why high school football is making a comeback in New Orleans

The Hechinger Report

A football team was formed in 2012 and went varsity during LaRoche’s first year. “At After a brief stint with the Arizona Cardinals came to an end in 2012, he returned to his roots in New Orleans to coach high school. 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.

School Cellphone Use Contracts Can Reduce Bullying

EdNews Daily

Smartphones trail at 45% (up from 39% in 2012). In 2014, Schargel was nominated for the Brock International Prize in Education for “demonstrating clear evidence of success in dropout prevention and for retaining students in alternative education environments. Auburn University awarded him the “Auburn Hero Award” for his work in “reducing dropouts and for helping Alternative Education Schools.” . By Franklin P. Schargel.

New York fed researchers wrong about gap years

The Christensen Institute

Over 40% of first-time, full-time students who started college in the fall of 2012 failed to graduate from four-year programs within six years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Of course, that raises the question—why the high dropout rate?

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


Putting a finer point on the problem is Nathan Harden , American education commentator, who in 2012 claimed, “In fifty years, if not much sooner, half of the roughly 4,500 colleges and universities now operating in the United States will have ceased to exist. ” When, or if, this doomsday scenario arises for higher education, it will be a combination of the challenges we have examined thus far – costs of “campus-based” education, failing revenue streams, and expensive dropouts.

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College students predicted to fall by more than 15% after the year 2025

The Hechinger Report

Only a handful of states, colored in blue, are predicted to see an increase in the number of students attending regional four-year colleges and universities between 2012 and 2029. But student demand is expected to grow for the nation’s most elite colleges and universities between 2012 and 2029. And student demand for elite institutions may be 14 percent higher in 2029 than it was in 2012. million in 2012 to 1.27

New research offers hope to first-generation college grads

The Hechinger Report

Five years later, in 2012, the majority of these young college graduates had full-time jobs. It’s unclear from the current data if the dropout rates for first-generation students are improving or worsening. That figure reflects dropout rates, too. First-generation students in New York City. A February 2018 report found that, nationwide, those who earn a bachelor’s degree are likely to earn the same paychecks as their peers who had more educated parents.

A gap year shouldn’t be just for the privileged, especially now

The Christensen Institute

Over 40% of first-time, full-time students who started college in the fall of 2012 failed to graduate from four-year programs within six years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Why the high dropout rate?

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Tapping into “Your Most Unhappy Customers”

The Principal of Change

Another idea that I heard from Andrea Gillespie from Ontario ( #TLDSBLearns ) was the notion of “Student Exit Surveys” She had shared with me via Twitter that when students dropout, they are given an exit survey to gather information, and what she had said to me was the number one reason students left school was that they felt they had no connection with an adult in the building. This process should be something we do for students that dropout and graduate.

Intent vs. Impact

The Principal of Change

This is one of my favourite quotes from a college dropout who felt a post-secondary education was no longer relevant to what he needed to be successful in our world today: “Wanting” is not good enough on it’s own; the impact of our actions are how progress is always measured. October 28, 2012 Learner Focused February 17, 2013 Moving Forward.

Who will Teach the Children?

EdNews Daily

For example, as reported in Education Week, California lost 53 percent of its school of education enrollment between the 2008–2009 and 2012–2013 school years. Clearly, something must be done to address the teacher dropout problem. By Franklin Schargel.

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. The dropout problem got a lot worse in the 1990s when more people started attending college. By 2012 the conditions were ripe for the predictive analytics industry to take off on campuses around the country.

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


Left untreated, mental health concerns can contribute to high school dropout rates. In 2012, the singer and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta started the “Born This Way Foundation,” a nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness about mental wellness, especially for young people. During the vulnerable transition from childhood to young adulthood, many kids grapple with low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: The human cost of college debt that becomes “purgatory”

The Hechinger Report

Students who withdraw are also much more likely to default on their loans; dropouts make up two-thirds of defaults nationwide. The number of dropouts with federal loans at these institutions has grown from 35,443 in 2007-09 to more than 56,600 in 2013-15. Nearly all of the college dropouts interviewed by The Hechinger Report were either working for low-paying hourly jobs or had started their own businesses.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 2

Bryan Alexander

This chapter takes us from 2012 through 2013, following the expansion of MOOCs across American research-1 institutions and the breakout of Coursera, edX, and Udacity. He sees some criticisms as missing the point, when, for example, critics spot bad quality in classes, but don’t notice their rapid correction (1218), a point Clay Shirky made back in late 2012. Miscellaneous notes: DeMillo sees for-pay assessment as solving the MOOC dropout problem (1253).


K12 Inc. Names Stuart Udell, Former Catapult Learning Official, as CEO

Marketplace K-12

In July, Catapult Learning, which provides Title I and dropout-prevention services, announced that it would merge with Special Educational Services Inc., He came back to Renaissance Learning in 2012, and served on its board of directors until 2014. See also: Providers of Special Education, Dropout-Prevention Services Merge. Major online education provider K12 Inc.,

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

The Hechinger Report

On the long-term trend assessment, NAEP scores for 17-year olds increased in both reading and math between 1971 and 2012. And scores increased for every major ethnic group between 1971 and 2012. We still find huge gaps in achievement between white students and many students of color, between the children of college graduates and those of high school dropouts, between students in the Northeast and those in the South, and between students learning English and those who are not.

She has ‘the heart of a nurse,’ but can she overcome obstacles to her degree?

The Hechinger Report

Hernandez, a 33-year-old mother of four and high school dropout, had already overcome an array of obstacles on her nearly five-year journey. “No One day in June 2012, Hernandez told him to leave.