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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.

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

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Even students with cognitive delays may be able to attend modified post-secondary programs if given adequate preparation and encouragement in school. Hatharasinghe-Gerschler had been diagnosed with a reading comprehension disability in elementary school.

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

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Skills like knowing how to ask for help or organize a study group “are as important as anything else you’re going to learn,” said Tudisco. He’d create a study group to go over the terms with classmates or make flashcards. Adam Salomon at his high school graduation.

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

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He is a member of the Latino education advocacy group Nuestra Voz and a student at Cohen College Prep in New Orleans. Doe that public elementary and secondary schools couldn’t consider immigration status when a student seeks to enroll.

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.” The goal with the first two groups was to help them earn a traditional diploma, if possible.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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Recent research has shown that SEL increases high school graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates, as well as employment rates and wages. Now we also offer Smarty Ants® for personalized foundational literacy and Actively Learn for secondary curriculum depth.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning.

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

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I would have been a dropout.”. Harvey Austin Elementary is located on Buffalo’s east side, where high unemployment results in 92 percent of its students receiving free or reduced-priced lunch. Are our students completing post-secondary education?

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Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” Kaplan Inc has agreed to acquire the College for Financial Planning from Apollo Education Group. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.