How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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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. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

The big jobs of small-town principals

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Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. Snyder is the principal of the elementary, middle and high schools in this tiny town in southeastern Colorado. Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report.

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

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Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. 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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Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story on school counselers is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series exploring how schools can prepare young people for the good middle-class jobs of the future.

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. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Dan D.

Held back, but not helped

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Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. “We Laster’s presentation, based on 2010 data, reported that 28 percent of Louisiana students did not make it to fourth grade on time. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

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

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Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. And the dropout rate among the first Muniz cohort, the class of 2016, was just 2.5 Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

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. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. This is only the second year Alamosa Elementary has been tracking attendance student by student.

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

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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. Hatharasinghe-Gerschler had been diagnosed with a reading comprehension disability in elementary school.

Special education’s hidden racial gap

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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. Photo Isaac Carey/The Hechinger Report. How one district solved its special education dropout problem.

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

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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. Rachel’s elementary school was part of Shelby County Schools. Jawanda Mast with her daughter Rachel.

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. He helps run student orientation and publishes a weekly video report about Nicholls. “It’s The new convocation center at Xavier University is seen in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.

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. When Brad was in elementary school, he said he wanted to go to MIT and become an engineer.

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

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The Hechinger Report is running 10 excerpts from the project, to give our readers a sampling of what students really think. Photo: Magdalena Slapik for The Hechinger Report. When I was in elementary school and in middle school, I always knew that I wanted to be a composer.

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

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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. Zoe is part of the team of students who worked in conjunction with The Bell to report, write and record their own season of the podcast “Miseducation,” which will explore these disparities in depth, from the perspectives of the young people most impacted.

Getting a GED while still enrolled in high school

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Photo: Judge Evans for The Hechinger Report. In New Orleans, the large number of dropouts who lack HiSET credentials drives the astronomically high count of so-called “opportunity youth.” Kayla Patrick, an author of the National Women’s Law Center report “Let Her Learn.”.

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. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts teachers

School Cellphone Use Contracts Can Reduce Bullying

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The Washington Post reported (July 16, 2019) that a report filed by the National Center for Education Statistics, that online bullying and texting is the rise among middle and high school students. More parents are sending their young children to elementary school with a smartphone.

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. We published the first of these reports recently as a series of case studies titled Proof Points: Blended Learning Success in School Districts. And the Spring City Elementary Hybrid Learning School in Spring City, Penn.,

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.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Black students who have a black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate high school and go to college. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report.

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

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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.

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.

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

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Photo: Eveline Chao for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Eveline Chao for The Hechinger Report. She noted that she learned public speaking from a course during college, but that her elementary-school aged daughter is already able to speak confidently in front of groups.

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.

OPINION: Arne Duncan, the fallible narrator

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Similar to Lang’s approach, the Ariel Foundation offered support, mentoring, and paying the cost of postsecondary education for a cohort of sixth-graders at a Chicago elementary school. Then, as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, Duncan decided to close three low-performing elementary schools.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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A new elementary school, Presidential Park, hosts more than 1,000 students in a modern, state-of-the-art building. The initiative is in place at elementary and middle schools in Middletown. A daily 30-minute intervention period was added for all elementary students.

How to help struggling young readers

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Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. The repercussions of not learning to read are magnified for poor children: Research shows that low-income children who cannot read at grade level by third grade are six times more likely to become high school dropouts. “In

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Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal.

STUDENT VOICE: We must offer underprivileged students more than a meager ‘stay in school’

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Eighty-five percent of students in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District receive free or reduced-price lunch. Despite these efforts, high school dropout rates remain high. Cayo Gonzalez Photo: Jonathan Zhang.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

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Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: March 4, 2017 State auditor introduces legislation to protect students' personal information | The Turner Report → Missouri Senate Bill 478 would require school districts to notify parents or guardians of a data breach involving student information.

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Twenty-one and in high school

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This story is part of a Hechinger reporting series about how “last chance” high schools are pioneering some of the latest trends in high school reform. He realized that some students don’t succeed on the conventional academic path, and ran a school for dropouts on Arena Boulevard.

Is the effort to curb strict discipline going too far, too fast?

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McMicken Heights Elementary School principal Alexandria Haas sits with second-graders during a morning activity developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report.

When it comes to struggling schools, school choice is no substitute for systemic change

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Students at Lovett Elementary in Clinton, Miss. By earlier accounts , this program helped lower the number of high school “dropout factories” with increased graduation rates and boosted test scores in about two-thirds of the schools in the program.