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

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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. Elementary to High School Featured Stories

How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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He remembers thinking it looked like a book you’d find in an elementary school, with a picture of the numbers 1 through 9 written in the sand of a beach on the cover. 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.

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How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

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In May 2021, Think College Now elementary students sit in class after returning to in-person learning. Jesimiel Merida-Islas, then in fifth grade, at Think College Now elementary school in May 2021. OAKLAND, Calif.

“It’s so hard and so challenging:” An oral history of year three of pandemic schooling

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Maranda Seawood, student support specialist at Washington Elementary School. Valente’ Gibson , fifth grade teacher at Jackson Creek Elementary School.

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Photo Essay: Leaving a reservation for college, but also staying close to home

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

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Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Guidance Gap Higher Education Opinion Curriculum Graduation and dropouts HBCUs and HSIs Higher education accessA recent online meme had a striking message: “A year at an HBCU can undo a K-12 experience.”.

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OPINION: The pandemic gave graduating high school seniors new strength and resilience

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Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

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Monica Williams remembers the late May day she and first grade teacher Lizette Gutierrez reconnected with the four young siblings from Cable Elementary. No teachers from the San Antonio elementary had heard from the children since schools closed abruptly in March due to the pandemic.

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How the pandemic has altered school discipline — perhaps forever

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That same day, six other students across the district were written up for not wearing their masks correctly (including one who also faked using hand sanitizer), while an elementary school student was assigned three days of “private dining” for sharing food in violation of safety guidelines.

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

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

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They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

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Hayden, typically an A or B student, has had difficulty making the transition from elementary school to middle school online. Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School News Discipline Graduation and dropouts online learning Parents Social emotional

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

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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.

Students have their own demands for school reopening

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Elementary students told Pressley they wanted more opportunities to interact with their classmates; one fourth grader suggested Zoom recess. Chloe Pressley, 17, didn’t like what she was hearing. This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

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OPINION: Four ways to support refugee students during the pandemic

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Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Immigration Opinion Solutions English language learners Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Mental health and trauma ParentsWhen schools closed down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, refugee students faced special hurdles.

COLUMN: Isolated in dorm rooms or stuck at home, some freshmen wonder if college is worth it

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Columnists Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School From The Editors Desk Higher Education News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionSophie Fogel spent much of her first semester at the University of Pittsburgh alone in her dorm room; food shopping became a fun escape. Credit: Mollie Rothbaum.

‘It’s really hard to parent from behind bars’

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Cuidado infantil, asientos para bebés y otras maneras simples de mantener a madres adolescentes en la escuela

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

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In the most recent, pre-pandemic school data available, only 31 percent of elementary school students within the Promise Neighborhood zone were scoring at proficiency in English, and only 16 percent in math.

Should we screen kids’ genes to ‘predict’ how successful they’ll be in school?

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The educational value of a black teacher

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In a 2017 study published by the Institute of Labor Economics, researchers found that low- income black male elementary school students who were paired with a black teacher in the third, fourth, or fifth grades were 39 percent less likely to drop out of high school.

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If more students become pregnant post-Roe, are we prepared to support them?

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Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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Along with Rose, I contacted a middle and an elementary school teacher to see how they are faring. 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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‘State-sanctioned violence:’ Inside one of the thousands of schools that still paddles students

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Collins Elementary School, in southeastern Mississippi, paddled students more times than almost any school in the country in 2017-18, the last year for which there is national data. Yet students at Collins Elementary join the increasingly isolated ranks of those legally paddled at school.

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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Rogers Elementary Principal Lisa Lovato. Rogers Elementary has recorded a spike in parent interest and incoming student transfers snice it embraced personalized learning. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts online learning Personalized Learning teachers

Held back, but not helped

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Early this past December, the state released guidance to explain how to institute alternatives to retention in fourth grade, to comply with a resolution passed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in October. Instead, she’s surrounded by friends, including elementary-school classmate Rory Williams, who also will be 20 when he graduates. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotional

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Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

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The success of home visits has been well documented for infants and has been studied at the elementary and middle school level , but it’s an open question whether these visits make a difference for older students, according to some experts. Like elementary and middle school home visits, high school home visits are all about relationship building. Higher Ed K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion poverty Rural schools

Progress in the Deep South: Black students combat segregation, poverty and dwindling school funding

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High school dropouts are much more likely to be unemployed and earn thousands of dollars less per year than people with higher levels of education. But before that he was a student at Cottonport Elementary, which is majority black, almost entirely low-income and has struggled for years to improve its academic performance. LaFargue Elementary has the lowest percentage of black students in the parish and the lowest rate of teacher turnover — only 10 percent left last year.

Can peer counseling programs bridge access gaps for youth? Experts say it’s complicated

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The pilot program trains 11th and 12th grade students to do basic interventions — helping with schoolwork planning and navigating new social dynamics — to reduce the risk of dropouts. Elementary to High School The West Mental health and trauma Social emotional Supporting students

PROOF POINTS: Lessons from transfer schools

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Another transfer school dropout described becoming a manager at a retail store. Columnists Elementary to High School Jill Barshay News Data and research high schoolAlternative high schools often get a bad rap.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. Two years ago, Isaac Paine Elementary won a competitive grant from the Rhode Island Office of Innovation to become a showcase “lighthouse school,” part of a statewide push to bring tech into education.

Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school

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Third-graders at Alamosa Elementary School in Albuquerque practice reading with first-graders in Carrie Ramirez’s classroom. Burnett spends half her time at Alamosa Elementary School, where about one in four students have missed more than 10 percent of school days so far this school year, according to attendance data Burnett tracks. This is only the second year Alamosa Elementary has been tracking attendance student by student.

OPINION: We ignore middle school students at our own peril

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We need to invest in after-school programs for middle school students now more than ever, to stave off pandemic learning loss and dropouts. Elementary to High School Middle School Opinion Race and Equity achievement gap Adult learning poverty Principals Social emotional Technology access

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PROOF POINTS: New wave of research shows nudging students by text is not as promising as hoped

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High school seniors were targeted, as were college dropouts who wanted to resume their studies. One of the most promising uses of technology in education seemed to be a cheap one: nudging text messages.

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A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

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Meghan Groves, a teacher at Washington-Lee Elementary School, in Bristol, Virginia, leads her first graders in “closing circle,” where they talk about how their day went. Leave this field empty if you're human: Activities like this one have taken on a near-ritualistic quality at Groves’ school, Washington-Lee Elementary, which serves a high-poverty student body in southern Appalachia.

OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

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While pre-Ks, elementary schools and some schools for children with complex disabilities reopened in December, there is still no plan to reopen middle and high schools. Related: We must boost elementary science education.

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

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The idea behind the Muñiz Academy, named for the longtime principal of Boston’s first dual-language elementary school (the Rafael Hernandez K-8 school), was that many Hispanic students would do better in schools that support their cultural background and, with it, the Spanish language. And the dropout rate among the first Muniz cohort, the class of 2016, was just 2.5 K-12 News achievement gap English language learners Graduation and dropouts

Special education’s hidden racial gap

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How one district solved its special education dropout problem. While Burns struggled at a Durham, North Carolina, elementary school, she says she began to catch up academically after she transferred to a middle school in nearby Raleigh. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Race Special educationKenyatta Burn works with her tutor at the Durham Literacy Center on Thursday, Nov.

Addressing the needs of all learners at Wolf Creek Public Schools

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In addition, teachers at WCPS have also created or modified courses in Workspace for elementary through high school learners. In fact, dropout rates were reduced to 2.2% target and five points below the provincial average dropout rate of 2.7%.

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OPINION: Why we must invest in new, innovative workforce training to fill a skills gap

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Research indicates that this kind of learning opportunity has a lifelong impact: It can help reduce dropout rates, increase on-time graduation rates and help “students apply and extend classroom learning,” according to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).