Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle

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

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Worse, he might also be denied access to his transcript, which means now he can’t transfer his earned credits to a cheaper institution to finish his degree program. The post OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Edgenuity Joins On to Help Dropout Prevention Efforts

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Edgenuity, a supplier of online and blended learning solutions, has announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) in the hopes of increasing high school graduation rates. K-12 Schools Edgenuity High School Dropouts National Dropout Prevention Network

Earlier Interventions Can Reduce Long-Term Effects for Dropouts

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Lansford went on to say that access to treatment for drug or mental health issues may result in a decrease in the negative outcomes for dropouts. K-12 Schools Education Research High School Dropouts(Photo: Pexels, Creative Commons).

High School Dropouts Cost Nation $35 Billion, Study Says

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Because they have less access to preventative medicine, they are more likely to have worse health later on and be in greater need of additional care, most of which will be paid for by taxpayers. (Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons).

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

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This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. Visitors also previewed a mobile innovation lab (a bus equipped with maker equipment, with a great Twitter account ), which will soon give students across the district access to maker learning opportunities.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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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.

New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

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Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

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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. I was getting information I had never had access to.” But she says whether dropout rates have fallen remains to be seen.

To help first-generation students succeed, colleges enlist their parents

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College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

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But the incoming Queens College junior has been trained by the nonprofit College Access: Research and Action (CARA) to help guide students like Tasnia through the transition to college.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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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. Ortiz knew she had Pell Grant aid coming in, but didn’t know how to access it.

Testing abuses, legacy preferences and bad parent behavior all influence who gets into college: What must change?

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Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

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Department of Education published its annual look at student loan default rates last week, singling out 15 higher education institutions for rates so high that they are at risk of losing their access to federal student aid. The U.S.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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In late 2017, a research project led by the Harvard Business School, a workforce organization called Grads of Life and the consulting firm Accenture concluded in a report, “Dismissed by Degrees,” that employers “appear to be closing off their access to the two-thirds of the U.S.

After all the fuss about getting in, how do poor students survive on elite campuses?

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He’s calling on colleges to make specific changes (already, some have started keeping cafeterias open during spring break), and he explains why such changes matter for both access and equity. Access, Jack says, is not inclusion.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

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This program is helping fast-diversifying suburban schools promote success for all students

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New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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A variety of technologies can connect students virtually with industry experts or mentors, and even if the connections don’t result in enduring relationships, the exposure can still introduce them to career paths and life advice they wouldn’t have accessed otherwise.

Going back to school after 50

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Two new documentaries showcase a long and winding road to college

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College access and affordability are no longer the big presidential priorities they were under Democratic President Barack Obama, whose own goals fell short.

From foster care to college

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Youth who remain in the child welfare system until age 21 have more time to access federal financial aid and assistance from social workers. DHHS staff work from the Seita office to help students access state grants and to provide other support.

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

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

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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. Dropouts cost colleges a collective $16.5

We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

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Indeed, being a black college dropout negatively affects earnings by at least $10 per hour, according to research by the Economic Policy Institute. Students walk on the campus of historical Morehouse College in Atlanta Ga. Photo: AP Photo/W.A. Harewood.

After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

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

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For in-person instruction, students will go to classes at designated spaces easily accessible from their jobs and provided by the college’s corporate partners.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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

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Momentum builds for career-focused P-TECH schools

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The community college “segregation machine”

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As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

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We should remain highly concerned,” said Debbie Cochrane, vice president of The Institute for College Access and Success. North Carolina’s attorney general shut down the Charlotte School of Law before it was scheduled to open this past fall. Photo by Ken Cedeno/Corbis via Getty Images.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

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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.

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

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Administrators also told the family they could connect with the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services or apply for Vocational Rehabilitation, a federally funded service that helps people with disabilities access higher education and employment.