PROOF POINTS: Lessons from college dropouts who came back

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Like many dropouts, Floyd always intended to finish his college education. The number of college dropouts swelled during the tight labor market; an additional 2 million people joined their ranks from only a year and a half earlier in 2018.

3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

And like any major problem, this mass exodus of dropouts must be addressed sooner rather than later through innovative interventions. The “soft” predictors, those subtle hints that are precursors to student dropout. Social media engagement data analysis can assist in targeting potential dropouts before they disappear from your rosters. Is a student tanking in a course that’s a prerequisite for his or her major? Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia.

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Preventing Dropouts: An Impossible Dream?

Battelle for Kids

If they pursue postsecondary education, they often wind up spending long hours in remedial courses trying to learn the mathematics, reading, and writing skills they should have acquired in high school. July 2, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 8, Number 3. Driving Question: What if we rethink teacher's professional preparation? In California, educators are facing a critical problem, an undiminished drop out rate.

Colleges’ new solution to enrollment declines: Reducing the number of dropouts

The Hechinger Report

Another reason it’s in public universities’ self-interest to deal with dropouts now: State budget allocations are increasingly tied to how many students graduate. The post Colleges’ new solution to enrollment declines: Reducing the number of dropouts appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Communities hit hardest by the pandemic, already struggling, could face a dropout cliff

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In normal times, students enrolled in her courses as 10th graders already knew how to navigate high school life. The pandemic will create that dropout crisis if schools just focus on 11th and 12th graders and trying to catch them up.

National Dropout Prevention Center Offers Resources

eSchool News

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. Courses include five online courses in the Trauma-Skilled Schools Model, one course for each step of the model.

Teacher dropouts

The Innovative Educator

Editor''s note: This is a living post to which I will continue adding the stories of teacher dropouts as they are brought to my attention. He points out that socialization and learning from the world are no longer a part of the school experience, recess is nearly extinct , and of course the over-emphasis standards and prepping everyone for the one-size-fits-all test even though we know learning should be customized.

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

The Hechinger Report

That student might be barred from registering for courses until the balance is paid down. Blocking students from registering for courses and re-enrolling means potentially blocking revenue, and students who don’t finish their degrees are more than three times as likely to default on their loans, which (in large numbers) can put the colleges they attended at risk of losing access to federal student aid. Image: © Sascha Steinach/DPA via ZUMA Press).

When Employment is the Goal, Should 'Student Success' Include Dropouts?

Edsurge

At the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Community & Technical College, Associate Dean Kim Griffis says dropouts aren’t considered a failure, if the student has landed a job in the technical field they were training for. Noticing the dropouts, advisors reached out to the students and discovered many had left for a job in computer technical service. Goal attainment is not always a degree… some students come to take a single course for a promotion or an AA, but it’s just one stop.

Looking to Eliminate Dropouts? How Idaho Reached English Language Learners with a ‘Hybrid’ Course Experiment

Edsurge

In the past two academic years, Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), an online state school created by the Idaho Legislature, has taken proactive steps to fix a key problem: losing English Language Learner (ELL) students before high school graduation, and losing them from highly technical and content-driven courses like biology. Our solution came about in the form of hybrid courses for students—a mix of asynchronous curriculum and regular, scheduled synchronous sessions. Course.

A Test Worth Teaching To? How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT

Edsurge

Of course you still need to teach subjects. Rebecca Kantar is fighting an uphill battle. She says so herself. The 26-year-old entrepreneur has set out to replace the standardized tests that are deeply entrenched in K-12 and higher education, like the SAT and ACT, and she tells EdSurge her efforts to do so are sure to spark controversy.

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

The Hechinger Report

Talent Development Secondary, a nonprofit that grew out of a Johns Hopkins University study on dropout rates, is the data-driven arm of the Diplomas Now model; it identifies kids at risk of dropping out and establishes a schoolwide process of intervention and support services to keep them on track to graduate. The system uses attendance, behavior and course-grade data to identify ninth- and 10th-grade students who are at risk of dropping out.

The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School

Edsurge

How has Putnam County created partnerships with universities and institutions in Tennessee to essentially allow students to dual-enroll in these courses? It's setting those kids up with high school credits that's going to allow them to take more advantage of actual college courses in high school.

Dropout Detective Offers Academic ‘Credit Scores’—But Is That a Good Thing?

Edsurge

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. In an online course you don’t see the blank stares and it’s so easy for students to slip through the cracks,” Jones explains.

VHS Learning Elects Dr. Yolanda D. Johnson to its Board of Directors

eSchool News

Dr. Johnson currently serves as the Executive Officer for Student Services at Springfield Public Schools, where she oversees school counseling and social work services, dropout prevention and graduation improvement strategies, and college access and success initiatives. Boston – Dec.

After the pandemic disrupted their high school educations, students are arriving at college unprepared

The Hechinger Report

Many students whose last years of high school were disrupted by the pandemic are struggling academically in the foundational college courses they need to succeed later in their academic and professional careers. Students who fail courses face other obstacles as well.

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Students who drop out for mental health struggles are turning to pricey programs to find their way back

The Hechinger Report

Twice, she enrolled in community college courses to inch her credits toward the number needed for her bachelor’s degree. The second time, she muddled through a few courses but still came up short.

College students to administrators: Let’s talk about mental health

The Hechinger Report

Pacetti’s chapter of Active Minds, which has grown from fewer than a dozen to 35 members over the course of the pandemic, has provided valuable support. “It Featured Stories Higher Education Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion Mental health and trauma Social emotional

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STUDENT VOICE: Doubling the Pell Grant will make college a reality for more students like me

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Of course, I wanted to take advantage of the great colleges and universities offered in our new home. Divided We Learn Higher Education News Opinion Solutions Student Voices Coronavirus and Education Graduation and dropouts Social emotional

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Alabama community college overhaul improves the odds for unprepared students

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It had been 26 years since the 45-year-old sat in a math course, but in January she found herself surrounded by fellow students, many as young as her sons, at Wallace State Community College, where she now is working on an associate degree to be an administrative assistant. “I

OPINION: Here’s why chronically underfunded HBCUs are needed now more than ever

The Hechinger Report

At Benedict, we’ve taken a crash course in how to recreate that on-campus support in a virtual environment, and the lessons extend beyond our institution. Before the pandemic, many students had never taken a course online.

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OPINION: Time for colleges to help solve the affordability issue

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For courses already offered during the calendar year, schools could add a hybrid option for graduates who are scattered across states and thus limited to taking the courses online. Higher Education Opinion Solutions Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability online learnin

Kids are failing algebra. The solution? Slow down.

The Hechinger Report

Educators and school leaders are scrambling to figure out how to regain ground next year in a course that often makes or breaks students’ life chances. “I’m Math courses are “the most significant barrier to degree completion in both STEM and non-STEM fields,” the authors concluded.

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How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

The Hechinger Report

Over the course of the 2020-21 school year, 15 graduate students worked up to 20 hours a week, with some earning $14.70 She spent about two hours a week with each student one-on-one, over the course of two different tutoring sessions, usually during evenings or weekends.

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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. In a high school with 60 black boys in ninth grade, only three students dropped out, on average, instead of five students in schools that didn’t offer the course. Advising and college counseling were part of the course, too.

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

Federal relief money boosted community colleges, but now it’s going away

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The system, offered by the company EduNav, lets students and their advisers use a single dashboard to register for courses, block out times they can’t take classes, and map a semester-by-semester pathway to a degree.

Child care, car seats and other simple ways to keep teen moms in school

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Starting in 2022, middle school students are supposed to be taught about birth control, but health courses will remain optional in high school. Lee en Español. This story also appeared in Telemundo.

A school year like no other: The class of 2021 played ‘the hand we were dealt’

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Related: Pandemic reduces number of high school students taking dual enrollment courses. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Featured Stories High School Reform Charters Graduation and dropouts Hechinger West Native education Rural schools The West

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

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Vasiki Konneh, who is 21 years old, is back home from Colby College in Maine, trying to complete his courses online, in close quarters; he’s in lockdown with five family members in a two-bedroom apartment in New York City.

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Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

The Hechinger Report

Still, there are stories of hope and inspiration that reminded me why education can be life changing, and why so many I spoke with are invested in making sure students stay the course. As a mentor, she urges anyone thinking of dropping out to stay the course. “It’s

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Ohio import of NYC community college program passed rigorous 3-year test

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Providing many services is expensive, of course. But the costs to the colleges can balloon to $8,000 per student if you also count indirect costs because the program requires students to take more credits and causes the colleges to add courses and hire more instructors.

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Students have their own demands for school reopening

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I feel like it’s the best course of action … For me personally, I suffer from anxiety. “There is an online option [at my high school], but the only problem with that is it won’t offer all courses. I’m taking a government course so I can graduate, and it’s not offered.

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Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

Of course, teachers want their students to master content, develop a love of learning and move on to the next grade. NEW YORK — Social studies teacher Karen Rose stepped out of New Rochelle High School last month for what will likely be the last time.

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OPINION: The pandemic exposes just how much support college students need

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The pandemic, of course, is now triggering additional changes. Coronavirus and Education Guidance Gap Higher Education News Opinion Solutions Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning

A regional public university’s identity crisis

The Hechinger Report

Given current circumstances, Richard Vedder, an economics professor emeritus at Ohio University, has decided to teach his fall course, “Economic History of Europe,” for a salary of $1. is one reason why hiship-hop course, he said, is always full.

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How parents of young kids make it through college

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Brysen was born prematurely in her senior year of high school, so Rivera began taking college courses online and became part of CUNY’s ASAP program (Accelerated Study in Associate Programs), which provides free tuition, intensive counseling and help with everything from subway classes to child care.

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As Harlem Children’s Zone moves to export its model nationwide, Obama’s Promise Neighborhoods offer cautionary tales

The Hechinger Report

None of this work is easy or can be adequately judged over the course of just a year or two.

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

The Hechinger Report

Even though the biggest leap forward of the last few decades, for example — delivering courses online — appears to have lowered costs , the graduation rates of online higher education remain much lower than those of programs taught in person.

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

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She’s interrupting what would be the natural course for kids who might not have the resources to get themselves out.”. ince 2017, Rhodes has gotten a crash course in college financial aid. Zelaya is now in her second year of college courses.