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.

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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?

How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

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Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem. Together they review a list of students for whom the data indicates a dropout risk. She graduated that May with her 2017 class. City Year member Shawn Wiyninger greets a student at Webster High School.

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.

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?

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.

How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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 dropouts

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

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Stop condemning high schools for college graduation rates

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Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

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STUDENT VOICES: “Challenging” views are considered insubordination

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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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Six reasons you may not graduate on time

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