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. Hsiulien Perez, a senior at IU Northwest, jots down notes in Hawthorn Hall just before heading to an afternoon class.

From foster care to college

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Jennifer Pokempner, director of child welfare policy at Juvenile Law Center, a legal advocacy group in Philadelphia, said the Seita program is “seen as a model.” Western Michigan sophomore Kayla Mayes has been in foster care for as long as she can remember.

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

Segregated schools are still the norm. Howard Fuller is fine with that

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For example: With the magnet proposal shelved, he and other members of the coalition spent the summer working closely with the school’s principal to develop a structure of academic and social supports for incoming ninth-graders.

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

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Only about one in five of 2016 graduates got full-time jobs in legal offices, the advocacy organization Law School Transparency reported. Still, a study by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law found, they could do much more than they are now. “We

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

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If a student likes football, for example, educators may note that he wants to join the NFL. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special education

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

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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

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

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When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories. We can’t allow frustrations to lead us toward alternative examples of mediocrity or failure.

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Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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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.

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

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It’s essentially a vestige of colonialism,” said Roberto Jiménez Rivera, a rare example of a native Puerto Rican from modest means who went to college on the mainland, where he now is an assistant director of admissions at Tufts University.

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.

More students are graduating but that’s not the whole story

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A project last year by NPR’s education team found examples at both ends of the spectrum : innovative programs that were legitimately helping students find hard-fought academic success, as well as examples of questionable policies and practices.

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. Leslie Lipson, counsel to the Georgia Advocacy Office.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

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By engaging in the local community through her research, she proposed a local way to address the problem of Latino dropout rates at her school, asking that the school offer translation support for parents to talk with teachers at the beginning of each semester to check in on a student’s progress. In each of the above examples, students’ passions led them to express themselves in some powerful way, whether that was video, blog, advocacy, or research.