How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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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

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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.

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

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


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 Education Technology Financing

High School Dropouts Cost Nation $35 Billion, Study Says

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Estimates suggest that 16% of tenth graders received a suspension in the period studied, with the estimated economic cost around $35.74 Students who are suspended are at a higher risk of dropping out, according to the study, which in turn increases the fiscal and social costs to the nation.

Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle

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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.

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

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.

All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Higher Education.

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The educational value of a black teacher

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Banks — all people of color — validated the need for black teachers in New Orleans schools through their studies on teachers of color. American University economics professor Seth Gershenson and his colleagues examined, in a 2016 study , how racial lenses color teacher expectations.

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

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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


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. He says Five Keys has developed over 200 units to be delivered to students regardless of skill level, which are optimized for independent study and don’t rely on internet (though the bus will be kitted out with wi-fi and laptops).

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

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Just ask a parent trying to take the place of educators while working from home.). Honestly, we’ve reached an unprecedented point in higher education,” Lalande said. “We

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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I came here for both — the training and the academics,” says Miller, who plans to study biology in college, of her decision to attend Essex Tech. “It’s A similar proportion receive special education services, on par with the statewide average for high schools. HATHORNE, Mass. —

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

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Even with his impressive list of accomplishments, Elliott worried that his education would be derailed. “I Related: From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration. Educators can change this,” she said. Educators can change this.”.

While focus is on fall, students? choices about college will have a far longer impact

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One cataclysmic event can do it in,” said Renn, a professor of higher, adult and lifelong education at Michigan State University. For them, and for employers who need educated graduates, that means the effects of this crisis will be felt not just for one semester, but for six or more years.

Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

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students who are also parents and who are now navigating education in the coronavirus era. Thomas told me her story while I was reviewing a study on Wednesday showing that nearly one-fifth of young people are not getting enough to eat.

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

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Luis Gallardo’s favorite place to study was the library at the University of California, Berkeley. Maria Romo-Gonzalez, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, worried she would have to withdraw from classes last month after her internet kept going down as she studied from home.

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. Higher Education.

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

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Educators typically loathe the idea of denying anyone an opportunity to learn, which is what happens in a randomized controlled trial. Even rarer in education is a replication of this kind of experiment to see if something works in a different setting.

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Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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NEW YORK — Social studies teacher Karen Rose stepped out of New Rochelle High School last month for what will likely be the last time. Eileen Wood, a first-grade teacher in Stoneham, Massachusetts, joined educators last month in a parade through town to greet students after schools closed.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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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.

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

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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.

Economic Impact of Suspending 10th Graders: $35 Billion, Study Says

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A one percentage point drop in the 16 percent in-school and out-of-school sophomore suspension rate could lead to a fiscal benefit of $691 million as estimated by the study, because of improvements in areas like earnings and taxes for affected students, and it could lead to a social benefit of $2.2 The national suspension data comes from sophomores surveyed as part of the Educational Longitudinal Survey of 2002. Slashing Dropout Rate Key to Turnaround in Mass.

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How parents of young kids make it through college

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NEW YORK — Before beginning her studies last week, 37-year-old Irena Butcher dropped her daughter Charlie off at pre-school. Mommy is studying to give people shots.”. Charlie was my motivation,” Butcher told me, during a break from studying. “I

How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

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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.

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

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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.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Education. So in 2016 she headed back to the 42-acre campus near Gary’s dilapidated downtown to study for a degree in general studies. “I Closing this educational divide matters for individual students and for the U.S.

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

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These factors combine to depress first-generation student graduation rates, say higher education experts. According to one study, a third of first-generation college students drop out within three years.

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

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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. He knew it would be easy; he said tests in his special education classes almost always were.

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

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Dixie Vega, a senior at Heritage High School, has already been accepted to California State University, San Marcos, where she wants to study early childhood development. Many students and educators believe that the coronavirus-related disruptions are likely to be temporary. This story on the coronavirus and college admissions was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Closing Underperforming NYC Schools Worked, Study Shows

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The Wall Street Journal’s Leslie Brody says the study’s goal was to add data to the continuing and controversial issue of what to do about the lowest-performing schools in the city. K-12 Schools Michael Bloomberg New York City Schools New York Education

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More students are leaving college without a degree

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Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Higher Education. In December 2013, there were 29 million people with some college education but no degree. These data alarm the experts, considering all the messaging about the need for postsecondary education.

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

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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. Many, like Dzindzichashvili, interrupt their studies because of the cost.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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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.