National Dropout Prevention Center Offers Resources

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School closures are traumatizing students, families, and educators, presenting a new dropout risk factor and requiring schools to develop immediate virtual solutions. The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has produced topical videos and virtual professional development to support schools and educators during current uncertain times. The second set of online courses includes 16 research-based effective dropout prevention strategies courses.

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).

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.

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

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Rowland can provide access to community and city resources to address problems like homelessness, abuse and mental health needs, but can’t do anything without first gaining the trust of students who may be too ashamed to ask for help.

Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

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Grachan said the school is maintaining its food pantry once a week, but he knows many students are instead accessing food banks closer to where they live. NEW YORK — Annisha Thomas is a single mother of two who works at a Waffle House while attending Nashville State Community College.

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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.

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

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These institutions are helping students find cost-free ways to leave campus, keeping dorms open for those who don’t have other options or identifying ways to enable less-wired students who can’t access online learning to still finish out the semester.

Some evidence for the importance of teaching black culture to black students

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A Stanford University study finds that dropout rates were lower in Oakland, California, high schools that offered a special class for black students called the Manhood Development Program. Nonetheless, the dropouts declined for all black boys who had access to the course.

While focus is on fall, students? choices about college will have a far longer impact

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Now, just as happened in the last recession, it is likely to take them even longer and cost more, while — after years of hard-won progress — dropout rates rise and graduation rates fall. “We’re Dropout rates rose and graduation rates fell. “It’s

No longer ruled out: an educator develops strategies to keep court-involved students in school

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To expand their scope, they co-founded an organization called Unafraid Educators to organize teachers and to help students access college. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Immigrants and Refugees Social emotional

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

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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.

Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future

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Instead of enrolling, for example, they might subscribe to college; for a monthly fee, they could take whatever courses they want, when they want, with long-term access to advising and career help. Rensselaer Polytech language students learn Mandarin Chinese by conversing with AI avatars.

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

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Students planning to enroll at community colleges are in many cases just starting their applications, sometimes without access to the internet at home. Goulart’s district is providing Chromebooks to all students and wifi hotspots to those who don’t have access to the internet at home. She relies on the internet at school to stay on top of her academics and her college application process but, she said, “I don’t have good internet access here at home.”

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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Higher Ed News community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionVictoria Dzindzichashvili attended college mostly part time and took 10 years to get her undergraduate degree.

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

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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.

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

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Having access to a social network of other people who have dealt with similar experiences is very beneficial.”. Higher Ed K-12 News Adult learning community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Mental health and trauma Personalized Learning

From private to public school: A college counselor straddles an economic divide

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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.

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.

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

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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The community college “segregation machine”

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How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

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Some students don’t have internet access or the computers they now need to do their coursework. Maria Romo-Gonzalez, a 22-year-old senior at the University of California, Berkeley, struggles with spotty internet access; her mom’s salary as a grocery store cashier doesn’t allow for extras.