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. 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. The high dropout rate for students with disabilities is a pressing national problem.

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

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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.

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?

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

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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?

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.

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

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.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. Tagged on: March 4, 2017 Most of the time, innovators don’t move fast and break things | Aeon Essays → Because of their importance, it’s essential to reflect more critically on our collective myths about innovation.

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10 high-need education policy areas for 2017

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Competition for jobs is increasing thanks to an ever-growing global economy. Today’s students are preparing for jobs that, in some cases, do not yet exist.

How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate

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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.

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.

The community college “segregation machine”

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Special education’s hidden racial gap

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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.

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

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

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Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

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Local government and foundations have teamed together to give public high school graduates a tuition-free year at any of the nine local colleges, starting in the fall of 2017. “ The dropout rate is around 70 percent. Jocelyn Roman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

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

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

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What good is new summer Pell money if students can’t use it?

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Are hazing, sexual assault, drinking and unabashed racism inevitable on campus?

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In this May 15, 2017, file photo, James Piazza, right, seated with his wife Evelyn, center, and son Michael, left, holds back emotions while discussing the death of his son, Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza, during an interview in New York.

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

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STUDENT VOICES: “Challenging” views are considered insubordination

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