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STUDENT VOICE: Black boys need the guidance and mentorship of black male teachers

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Studies show that the effect of having a black male teacher, especially between grades 3 and 5, decreases the dropout rate among black male students by 30 percent and increases the likelihood of black students aspiring to higher education.

Let Evidence Guide the Solutions to Student Absenteeism

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Research illuminates its impact: Elementary school students who miss 10% of school show weaker social skills development, lower reading ability, and higher grade-retention rates. Chronically absent middle schoolers have lower grades and test scores that increase dropout potential.

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School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story on school counselers is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series exploring how schools can prepare young people for the good middle-class jobs of the future.

Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school

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Third-graders at Alamosa Elementary School in Albuquerque practice reading with first-graders in Carrie Ramirez’s classroom. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. This is only the second year Alamosa Elementary has been tracking attendance student by student.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Black students who have a black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate high school and go to college. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “More than 150 House and Senate Democrats sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter Monday that objected to her department’s recently announced shift in how it chooses the contractors that service federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” “ Trump Orders Government to Stop Work on Y2K Bug , 17 Years Later,” Bloomberg reports. Task Force Seeks Comment on Higher-Ed Outcomes Reporting Standards.”