How one district solved its special education dropout problem

The Hechinger Report

A special education student at South Hills High School takes an online quiz about RNA. The district’s reforms to special education have included making sure students use the same textbooks as their general education peers.

3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

Instead of tossing mortarboards into the air come June, these non-graduates face a rocky climb in the job force, where they scramble to make up for their educational gaps. The “soft” predictors, those subtle hints that are precursors to student dropout.

Preventing Dropouts: An Impossible Dream?

Battelle for Kids

In California, educators are facing a critical problem, an undiminished drop out rate. 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. Only a third of high school students in California graduate on time and transition easily to postsecondary education and lasting career success (Hoachlander, Sterns, & Studier, (2008).

ReUp Education Raises $6 Million Series A to Help College Dropouts Return

Edsurge

Often, she says, a life event usually interrupts their studies—starting a family or a parent becomes ill, for example—and the CEO of ReUp Education says students shouldn’t suffer for it. “It That is a collective blind spot across education,” Entangled CEO and co-founder Paul Freedman says. “It’s

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. To rob them of true educational experiences. The jobs these teacher dropouts are yearning for exists outside government schools.

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

Edsurge

But no one who knew him back when he was a student, including Anthony, predicted that he would rise to become a model of education leadership and innovation. Today, Anthony is an award-winning educator. He is one of 30 international TED-Ed Innovative Educators of 2016.

Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle

The Hechinger Report

What happens to the education of these young women? But it also happens to ask respondents about their educational attainment. Not to mention millions of children who might benefit from having a more educated, employable mother as they grow up.

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

The Hechinger Report

In the current higher education landscape — one where disinvestment and falling enrollment is driving colleges to compete with their peers in new and increasingly controversial ways — institutions are under more pressure than ever to prioritize business over student success.

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. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Earlier Interventions Can Reduce Long-Term Effects for Dropouts

K-12 Schools - Education News

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.

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

Edsurge

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. Other investors include Upfront Ventures, Thrive Capital and Rethink Education. But Kantar knew she eventually wanted to work in education, so she moved on to start planning for Imbellus. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

High School Dropouts Cost Nation $35 Billion, Study Says

K-12 Schools - Education News

One example found that in California, the average high school dropout ends up costing the local, state, and federal governments $168,880 throughout the course of their lives. K-12 Schools High School Dropouts Restorative Justice Restorative Practices UCLA Civil Rights Project

3 ways to decrease the teacher dropout crisis

The Innovative Educator

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform. But these last few years it’s really been a big turnaround in the school … they really are pushing us toward higher education.”. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem.

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

Edsurge

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. Education Technology Movers and Shakers CommunityHow 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?

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

Edsurge

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. And one district in particular, the Putnam County School System in Cookeville , decided to push student ownership over higher education learning even further—with an extensive, dual-enrollment college credit program for high schoolers.

High school dropout pursues passions and becomes a multimillionaire

The Innovative Educator

education reform Homeschooling / Unschooling / Alternative Education Standardized Testing David Karp began learning HTML at 11 and soon after was designing websites for local businesses.

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. But she says whether dropout rates have fallen remains to be seen.

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

Edsurge

Out of the top ten favorite edtech tools chosen by educators in 2015,* five of them were chosen because they "allowed student independence" or "captured student engagement.". Dr. Sherawn Reberry ( @SReberry ) is the Director of Education Programs at the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA). Jeff Simmons ( @idlajeff ) is the Associate Director of Education Programs at the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA). Education Technology Language Arts Technology in School

Special education’s hidden racial gap

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. The odds he faced, as a black boy in special education, were actually stacked against him.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images. Thorsett is the president of Willamette University at a time the higher education sector is grappling with a historic enrollment decline and financial challenges that cry out not for incremental change, but for radical solutions.

To help first-generation students succeed, colleges enlist their parents

The Hechinger Report

These factors combine to depress first-generation student graduation rates, say higher education experts. She said that more institutions may try to find ways to include parents and families in their children’s higher education in the coming years.

Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

The Hechinger Report

So after dropping out for a while, Dzindzichashvili returned to education part time. Dzindzichashvili’s slog through higher education is surprisingly common. Department of Education. Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

When it comes to their children’s education, parents are like drug-sniffing dogs. Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Higher Education. Dan D.

New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. This story about high school diplomas was produced by The Hechinger Report, a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education.

How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

Digital Promise

The interconnection between education and health is well established. The highest percent of smoking is seen among persons with less than a high school or General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency diploma , and the lowest is among persons with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Education. Closing this educational divide matters for individual students and for the U.S. The label from the federal Department of Education is meant to recognize colleges with significant Latinx populations.

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

The Hechinger Report

Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post.

Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

The Hechinger Report

Department of Education published its annual look at student loan default rates last week, singling out 15 higher education institutions for rates so high that they are at risk of losing their access to federal student aid. The U.S.

Testing abuses, legacy preferences and bad parent behavior all influence who gets into college: What must change?

The Hechinger Report

Meanwhile higher education is facing a far more meaningful supply and demand crisis. And vast inequities remain in both the enrollment and graduation rates for minority students, a recent American Council on Education report found.

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

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. Former special education students on average earn $9.40 for former general education students.

College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

The Hechinger Report

Low-income students and those who are first in their families to enroll in higher education are particularly vulnerable. In 2016, the New York City Department of Education rolled out its own version of the model at high schools throughout the city. “I

Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: Lisette Nieves , Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at New York University, and Yolanda Gallegos of the Gallegos Legal Group contributed to this column. . and federal education officials must give students the option.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

This story is a part of our Map to the Middle Class project, in which readers ask questions about educational pathways to financial stability and then we investigate. Related: Test prep to get into vocational education? Sign up for our higher education newsletter.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to economic stability. Higher education has long been viewed as the key to higher earnings and financial security.