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 high dropout rate for students with disabilities is a pressing national problem.

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.

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.

The big jobs of small-town principals

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Snyder is the principal of the elementary, middle and high schools in this tiny town in southeastern Colorado. The district is working to improve results at its elementary school, which has been underperforming. Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado.

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.

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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Aimed at curbing dropouts, improving graduation rates and sending more kids to college and other postsecondary programs, the corps is designed to offset a growing achievement gap in this relatively affluent but increasingly diverse state.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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” We have a significantly low dropout rate and high on-time graduation rate in Albemarle. Pam Moran on episode 246 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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.

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. This is only the second year Alamosa Elementary has been tracking attendance student by student.

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. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotional

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. Dan D.

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

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Hatharasinghe-Gerschler had been diagnosed with a reading comprehension disability in elementary school. Back in Anchorage in the early 2000s, Michelle McLaughlin started doing research on her own to determine why her son, Michael, was falling further behind in elementary school.

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.

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

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Poor education for special education students typically starts in elementary school, most often with a student not being given the services to which they are entitled or not being properly diagnosed. When Brad was in elementary school, he said he wanted to go to MIT and become an engineer.

For students with disabilities, quality of education can depend on zip code

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Rachel’s elementary school was part of Shelby County Schools. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Investigations Special educationJawanda Mast with her daughter Rachel. Photo: Courtesy Jawanda Mast.

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

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Jacqueline Reis, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said that while the state had focused on helping special education students transition out of high school before Dracut, the ruling did have an impact. “It

A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

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At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts. Black students make up 44 percent of the state’s elementary, middle and high school classes, but only 17 percent of the students who won the scholarship last year were black.

STUDENT VOICES: The education system encourages students to be dead inside

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When I was in elementary school and in middle school, I always knew that I wanted to be a composer. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices. What do kids really think about school? How would they change it?

Inside New York City’s segregated high school system

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Black and Hispanic students are concentrated in elementary schools with lower test scores and lower attendance rates, and there are no requirements that middle schools reflect the racial diversity of the city, or even their neighborhood. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts poverty School choiceNew York City’s schools are among the most segregated in the nation, and at every level of the city’s education bureaucracy, policies and procedures may be preventing integration.

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

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South Fayette Township School District , a district just outside of downtown Pittsburgh, is creating opportunities for new skills by engaging students in practical coding and making experiences as early as elementary school. Forward-thinking practices focus on college and career readiness.

Getting a GED while still enrolled in high school

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In New Orleans, the large number of dropouts who lack HiSET credentials drives the astronomically high count of so-called “opportunity youth.” All through elementary school, she’d excelled in the classroom, though she spent a lot of time in the principal’s office. “My

A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship

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Doe that public elementary and secondary schools couldn’t consider immigration status when a student seeks to enroll. Andre Perry Columnists K-12 Graduation and dropouts Immigrants and Refugees PoliticsA 2014 protest for immigrant rights in New York. Photo: U.

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

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So it was with parents at one of the first Basecamp schools, Marshall Pomeroy Elementary in Milpitas, a small city off the southern tip of San Francisco Bay. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

Why we should all think about the gamification of education

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There are many reasons behind high dropout rates , but many seem to stream from the same sources. And dropout rates will become a thing of the past. The educational system as we know it needs a revamp. Actually, a revamp is not enough. The educational system needs to be restructured.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

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” When, or if, this doomsday scenario arises for higher education, it will be a combination of the challenges we have examined thus far – costs of “campus-based” education, failing revenue streams, and expensive dropouts.

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Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

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In this case that meant at the fringe of schools—in the advanced classes, foreign languages, and credit and dropout recovery options they couldn’t otherwise offer, for example. The elementary school in the Randolph Central School District uses blended learning to actually differentiate instruction and has significantly improved its students’ math scores on state assessments. And the Spring City Elementary Hybrid Learning School in Spring City, Penn.,

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

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The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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Méndez-Cupey, and together they’ve adopted a public elementary school that was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria, with plans to provide teacher training and instructional materials. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My

Celebrating Math Education With A Taste Of Math

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Champion of Education Award: Lisa Gonzales-Solomon, Principal, Madison Elementary. Hyundai Motor America’s partnership with MIND Research Institute and JiJi started in 2011 in Fountain Valley when Hyundai provided funding to two elementary schools to adopt MIND’s ST Math program.

OPINION: What health care can teach educators about the difference between ‘equal’ and ‘equitable’

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Longitudinal data show that students enrolled in City Connects schools performed better academically and had lower grade retention, chronic absenteeism and dropout rates. Getty Images.

10 of the best and worst school systems

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Public elementary and secondary education dollars traditionally flow from three sources: the federal, state (state governments contributing nearly half of public-school funding) and local governments.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

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NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. Rising kindergarteners through second graders at North Rowan Elementary School in Rowan Salisbury Schools participated in a three-week STEAM camp to jumpstart learning in the weeks before school.

To Get To College, It Helps Black Students To Have A Black Teacher Early On

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According to the results, black students who have just one black teacher in elementary school are 13 percent more likely to enroll in college than their peers who didn’t have any black teachers.

Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement

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Educators believe that student engagement in the classroom is crucial to learning and that it can increase achievement and enrollment in challenging courses while decreasing dropout rates. Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement. by TeachThought Staff. From a press release.

Arne Duncan: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Time in Education

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In other words, for every dollar we invest in high-quality pre-K, dropout rates decline. We must get out of the “catch-up” business, where we’re trying to fix problems when a child reaches the end of elementary school or middle school. Education is the surest path out of poverty. You can’t imagine a world in which people succeed without providing them with a world-class education.

Online prekindergarten access and funds for school counselors among bills proposed in Mississippi this year

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House Bill 187 would provide additional funding to enable school districts to employ a professional school counselor in every elementary school , with priority going to school districts with low accreditation levels.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Newman Crows Landing Unified School District (Calif.) – for individualizing instruction using real-time data from an engaging adaptive learning tool to boost elementary classroom performance. Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Our elementary and middle schools utilize i-Ready diagnostics to form enrichment and intervention groups,” says Dr. Julia Lamons, assessment supervisor at Greene County Schools. Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning.

Gates Foundation Gives Millions to Improve Teacher Training

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Early in the 2000s, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation put millions into creating small schools, believing that separating large high schools with growing dropout rates into several smaller schools would increase graduation rates. Bill and Melinda Gates never give up.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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Each year since, they have won numerous awards, including the trophy for Outstanding Production for the best overall elementary school performance three years in a row, from 2013 to 2015, and again in 2017.