How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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The district’s class of 2010 had a 73 percent graduation rate for students in special education and a 13 percent dropout rate — double the dropout rate for the student body overall. The high dropout rate for students with disabilities is a pressing national problem.

5 Scary Things You Don’t Know About School Dropouts

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This good news often shields the public from the staggering facts and statistics about school dropouts. This infographic provides shocking details about the impact school dropouts have on the world. The post 5 Scary Things You Don’t Know About School Dropouts appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Infographics Issues school dropoutsBrilliant or Insane. School districts love to tout increasing graduation rates.

Teacher dropouts

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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. The jobs these teacher dropouts are yearning for exists outside government schools.

3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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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. Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia.

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

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How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts

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Across the country, public universities are struggling with abysmal graduation rates. Here's one campus — San Jose State University — that's trying to do something about it

America's High School Graduates Look Like Other Countries' High School Dropouts

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A new study looks at everyday skills and finds that, when it come to math, the U.S. is below average. And in computer skills, we're dreadful

Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids

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Data clearly show how many fatherless children there are and how their lives are affected, but one best-selling author says he rarely sees interventions happening in schools. Image credit: Eva Bee/Getty Images/Ikon Images

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. Author information Kristin Decarr | The post Earlier Interventions Can Reduce Long-Term Effects for Dropouts appeared first on Education News.

3 ways to decrease the teacher dropout crisis

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In an ongoing blog post , Lisa Nielsen uses text and video to tell the story of teacher dropouts. The stories of teacher dropouts share a common theme, a concern for the impact of high stakes testing. Advocating for education reform is one way to decrease teacher dropouts.

With the Help of Google and SF Muni, A Bus Sets Off to Serve City's High School Dropouts

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Now, Good and his team are trying to solve a new problem: helping high school dropouts get their diplomas in the face of strict gang lines, rundown schools, and spotty internet. percent of which are high school dropouts. How many students can you fit onto a school bus? Legally—72. But what if those students weren’t heading to school, but already there—desks, computers, steering wheel and all?

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

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

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In Tennessee, the education system made headlines a few years back when the state announced the “ Tennessee Promise ”—an initiative granting thousands of high school students the opportunity to attend two years of free community college.

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

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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.

Held back, but not helped

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K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotionalDomonique Crosby raises her hand in calculus class at George Washington Carver High School. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

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Six reasons you may not graduate on time

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The community college “segregation machine”

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Special education’s hidden racial gap

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Stop condemning high schools for college graduation rates

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Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

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Why placing students in difficult high school classes may increase college enrollment

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K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access povertySpokane has used outside nonprofits to help its students search for and apply to colleges.

This innovative district lets students choose how to learn

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A district offers students 6 instructional models—an approach that has led to zero dropouts. We have implemented a ‘zero dropout’ policy that does not allow students to drop out of our district,” he said. Dropout prevention Featured on eSchool News School Administration Top News blended choice choose pathways PBL student agency

Six tips for going to college and working full time, from a student struggling to do both

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Higher Ed Opinion Adult learning Graduation and dropoutsLuz Pineda, who works full-time, is a senior at California State University, Northridge. Balancing the demands of work and school has been a challenge that leaves her little time for anything else, including sleep.

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A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

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K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions standardsBenito Juarez Community Academy students waiting in the cafeteria for first period class to begin. Photo: Amadou Diallo/The Hechinger Report. Special Report.

Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

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

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At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

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High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

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K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special educationMichael McLaughlin and his mother, Michelle, at Michael’s 2013 graduation. Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. Photo courtesy Michelle McLaughlin.

Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

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The dropout rate is around 70 percent. Higher Ed Opinion Adult learning community college Graduation and dropoutsJocelyn Roman. California State University, Northridge is one of most diverse schools in the nation.

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

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Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

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High school dropout pursues passions and becomes a multimillionaire

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David Karp began learning HTML at 11 and soon after was designing websites for local businesses. Unlike Nick Perez who spent years being drugged and tortured in a school that didn’t understand his particular passion, Karp attended high school for one year before dropping out.

When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas, new report urges

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

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

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Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

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Andre Perry Columnists Higher Ed K-12 Graduation and dropouts Higher education completionThe adage, “To whom much is given, much is expected,” can’t just apply to high school graduates.

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

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NYC’s bold gamble: Spend big on impoverished students’ social and emotional needs to get academic gains

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Preventing Dropouts: An Impossible Dream?

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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. Every year, one-third of ninth-grade students drop out of California high schools, with a yearly total equating to approximately 98,000 students. These students face a future of marginal, low-paying jobs.