3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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And like any major problem, this mass exodus of dropouts must be addressed sooner rather than later through innovative interventions. The “soft” predictors, those subtle hints that are precursors to student dropout. Social media engagement data analysis can assist in targeting potential dropouts before they disappear from your rosters. Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia.

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.

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OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap

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The post OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Image: © Sascha Steinach/DPA via ZUMA Press). Students who have outstanding balances that prevent them from finishing college are often short just a few dollars and a couple of credits. Even unpaid library fines and balances on campus cards can trigger a windfall of consequences that push thousands of students into debt and degree-less purgatory every year.

Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids

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Data clearly show how many fatherless children there are and how their lives are affected, but one best-selling author says he rarely sees interventions happening in schools. Image credit: Eva Bee/Getty Images/Ikon Images

Now Millionaire High School Dropout: ‘School Doesn’t Work For Anyone’

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When Employment is the Goal, Should 'Student Success' Include Dropouts?

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At the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Community & Technical College, Associate Dean Kim Griffis says dropouts aren’t considered a failure, if the student has landed a job in the technical field they were training for. Noticing the dropouts, advisors reached out to the students and discovered many had left for a job in computer technical service. If a student drops out of college to take a job they are training for, should that count as success or failure?

With the Help of Google and SF Muni, A Bus Sets Off to Serve City's High School Dropouts

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Now, Good and his team are trying to solve a new problem: helping high school dropouts get their diplomas in the face of strict gang lines, rundown schools, and spotty internet. percent of which are high school dropouts. How many students can you fit onto a school bus? Legally—72. But what if those students weren’t heading to school, but already there—desks, computers, steering wheel and all?

Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.

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In 2016 he was named Teacher of the Year for Rowan Salisbury Schools, and in 2017 he was named North Carolina’s Southwest Teacher of the Year. In his book, “ High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year ,” Anthony’s complicated relationship to education comes through as the fuel behind his work. This week we’re bringing you a special episode of our weekly podcast. Listen here , or read more below.

The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School

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In Tennessee, the education system made headlines a few years back when the state announced the “ Tennessee Promise ”—an initiative granting thousands of high school students the opportunity to attend two years of free community college.

Dropout Detective Offers Academic ‘Credit Scores’—But Is That a Good Thing?

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That’s why it might come as surprise to hear AspirEDU , an educational analytics company, pitch their Dropout Detective software as an “academic credit score” for students. But whereas credit scores are designed to prevent risky buyers from getting approved on loans, Dropout Detective is meant to improve student success and lower dropout rates. But she says whether dropout rates have fallen remains to be seen.

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

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And the dropout rate among the first Muniz cohort, the class of 2016, was just 2.5 Claudette Bautista, a 2017 Muñiz graduate who now attends Lesley University, was born in the Dominican Republic but spent her K-8 years in Boston, learning in English. Headmaster Dania Vázquez hugs 2017 graduate Claudette Bautista during the Margarita Muñiz Academy’s second graduation ceremony. K-12 News achievement gap English language learners Graduation and dropouts

The community college “segregation machine”

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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. Photo: Meredith Kolodner/The Hechinger Report.

How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate

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K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts poverty Race SolutionsSchools that serve Native American students have a history of failure. Fewer than a third of students scored above average on math and reading tests compared to peers nationwide, according to a study commissioned by the Bureau of Indian Education.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

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K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special educationMichael McLaughlin and his mother, Michelle, at Michael’s 2013 graduation. Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. Photo courtesy Michelle McLaughlin. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post.

Special education’s hidden racial gap

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20, 2017, in Durham, N.C. How one district solved its special education dropout problem. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Race Special educationKenyatta Burn works with her tutor at the Durham Literacy Center on Thursday, Nov. Photo: AP Photo/Brian Blanco.

STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

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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? Magdalena Slapik has been asking them.

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

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It is features like these that have helped former high school dropouts like Rocheli Burgos — and other students who have struggled in school — get a second chance at earning a diploma. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma Personalized Learning SolutionsThe stairs at Boston Day and Evening Academy are decorated with messages from former students. Photo: Natalie Gross. BOSTON, Mass. —

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

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K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special educationThis story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. Sign up for our newsletter. BRUNSWICK, Maine — Kate Lord didn’t have a plan when she graduated from Brunswick High School in 2014.

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

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K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions standardsBenito Juarez Community Academy students waiting in the cafeteria for first period class to begin. Photo: Amadou Diallo/The Hechinger Report. Special Report. Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform. Research found that a $3.5

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

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K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special educationMark Nelson poses for a photo at Citrus College in Glendora, California. Credit: Melissa Lyttle for HuffPost. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. Sign up for our newsletter. MONROVIA, Calif.

These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don’t help them go to college

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Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem. How one district solved its special education dropout problem. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special educationJulie Comeaux and son Matthew begin their home-schooling lesson for the day. Matthew has been home-schooled for the last year.

For students with disabilities, quality of education can depend on zip code

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K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Investigations Special educationJawanda Mast with her daughter Rachel. Photo: Courtesy Jawanda Mast. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. Sign up for our newsletter.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special educationAdam Salomon at his high school graduation. Salomon’s mother, Karen, says he was not prepared for life after high school. Photo: Karen Salomon for The Hechinger Report. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post.

The journey to student-centered learning

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And we keep wondering about the high rates of dropout students. And when their specific learning needs are met, the percentage of underachievers and dropouts shrinks, engagement rates and the likability of going to school go up, as well as student performance. This post was originally published on October 31, on Education Technology. All aboard!” shouts the Railway-Conductor-Head-teacher and all the traveler-students get in the train.

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

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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. Photo: Sarah Butrymowicz. SPOKANE, Wash.

Every Senior At This Struggling High School Was Accepted To College

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Despite a high dropout rate and low test scores at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., every senior was accepted to at least one college. Image credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR

Six tips for going to college and working full time, from a student struggling to do both

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Luz Pineda is her fourth year at California State University, Northridge and plans to graduate in fall 2017 with a double major in Journalism and Central American Studies. Higher Ed Opinion Adult learning Graduation and dropoutsLuz Pineda, who works full-time, is a senior at California State University, Northridge. Balancing the demands of work and school has been a challenge that leaves her little time for anything else, including sleep. Photo: Courtesy of Mimi Pineda.

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

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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. NEW YORK — The zone for Public School 67 was drawn exclusively around the sprawling Ingersoll public housing complex, but as children trudge into the building, they can see the tips of the gleaming glass luxury towers that are reshaping the skyline around them in downtown Brooklyn.

STUDENT VOICES: The education system encourages students to be dead inside

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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? . Magdalena Slapik has been asking them.

Why we should all think about the gamification of education

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There are many reasons behind high dropout rates , but many seem to stream from the same sources. And dropout rates will become a thing of the past. The educational system as we know it needs a revamp. Actually, a revamp is not enough. The educational system needs to be restructured. A lot of things need to change, and the sooner that happens, the better. Too many students drop out of school, and this isn’t the way to get successful citizens to lead their country forward.

High school seniors reveal choices in joyous ‘signing day’ ceremony

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Higher Ed K-12 News achievement gap Charters Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Immigrants and Refugees Personalized Learning poverty Race School choiceMatch High School senior Aneudy Polanco celebrates his choice of UMass Amherst with his mother and girlfriend on college ‘signing day.’ Photo: Liz Willen.

OPINION: How one Colorado boy with autism schooled the Supreme Court on public education for the disabled

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Higher Ed Opinion Graduation and dropouts Special educationWashington, D.C. West Front Plaza and façade of the U.S. Supreme court building. Photo: © Mark Reinstein via ZUMA Wire. Many parents heralded this year’s Supreme Court decision on Endrew F. Douglas County Schools as a victory over school districts in the perpetual struggle concerning the rights of students with disabilities. Central to the case was question of whether an Individualized Education Program is adequate.

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

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José Pinales, a 2017 graduate, credits the school’s band program with getting him off the streets and keeping him out of trouble. Ferneidi Pina Baez, a 2017 graduate, counts that as her favorite project of the year. José Pinales, 2017 graduate, Margarita Muñiz Academy. “As K-12 News Arts education English language learners Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning

Stop condemning high schools for college graduation rates

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Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability Higher education completion Photo: Alison Yin/Hechinger Report. When my grandfather dropped my belongings and me on the doorsteps of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, he gave me $50, patted me on the back and left me with a simple, “Good luck.”

STUDENT VOICES: Teachers put you in situations to make you stronger

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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? Magdalena Slapik has been asking them.