They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

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During a pandemic, when there’s no uniform way of counting attendance, Hedy Chang, director of the advocacy group Attendance Works, has seen districts rethinking some of these rules, with their ability to do so varying on state flexibility.

Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

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A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, director of customer advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear.

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

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I also definitely want to be heavily involved in advocacy for young black youth, or, for youth in general, and just promoting student leadership. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices. What do kids really think about school? How would they change it?

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

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All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world. The transition going from high school to college was definitely difficult,” he said. The transition going from high school to college was definitely difficult. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special educationAdam Salomon at his high school graduation.

Six reasons you may not graduate on time

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It definitely held me back.”. Colleges and universities usually require 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree but students graduate with about 135, on average, according to data compiled by Complete College America, a nonprofit research and advocacy group. Higher Ed News community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion Solutions

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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I’ve definitely heard from at least 10 parents who are like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,’ ” O’Connor said. “ ‘Is this good for my child?’ ”. Still, there are some stalwart critics, notably Benjamin Riley, who visited many personalized-learning classrooms from 2010 to 2014 as the policy and advocacy director for the NewSchools Venture Fund. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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Among the many other problems dragging down Puerto Rico’s stagnant economy, made worse by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, is a huge high school dropout rate and, among those students who do manage to graduate, a comparatively low trajectory to college — especially college on the mainland — and a high dropout rate there, too. Related: New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning. We’re not quite seeing the bold jump to innovation that we would like to see,” said Chip Slaven, a senior advocacy advisor for the Alliance for Excellent Education, which works to improve high schools.

Is California saving higher education?

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I definitely want to be out of here in four years,” Soberano said. I definitely want to be out of here in four years,” Soberano said. “If Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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Ten years later, the couple sat across a wooden table from Caleb, now 16, a high school dropout and, as of September, survivor of a suicide attempt. Whatever the Justice Department decides to do, disability advocates are prepared to pursue the GNETS case as a class action lawsuit if necessary, said Alison Barkoff, advocacy director at the Center for Public Representation , a public-interest disability law firm. Leslie Lipson, counsel to the Georgia Advocacy Office.

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