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PROOF POINTS: Lessons from college dropouts who came back

The Hechinger Report

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. As with many dropouts, Floyd had unpaid student debt to resolve.

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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.

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

The Hechinger Report

It’s a small but noteworthy example of a new emphasis at colleges and universities on plugging the steady drip of dropouts who end up with little to show for their time and tuition, wasting taxpayer money that subsidizes public universities and leaving employers without enough of the graduates they need to fill jobs. Dickinson stayed.

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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.

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Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.


In his book, “ High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year ,” Anthony’s complicated relationship to education comes through as the fuel behind his work. Anthony’s classroom is as much an invitation to his students to take ownership of their learning as it is a rebellion against the education system that failed him when he was a student.

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How one district solved its special education dropout problem

The Hechinger Report

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. Covina-Valley has seen its efforts pay off.

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

The Hechinger Report

The pandemic will create that dropout crisis if schools just focus on 11th and 12th graders and trying to catch them up. The pandemic will create that dropout crisis if schools just focus on 11th and 12th graders and trying to catch them up. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter.

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