How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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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.

Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle

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It’s particularly tempting to overlook this latter group because of the rapid decline in teen pregnancies over the last 25 years. The post Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap

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This group of 11 large public universities says individual payment shortfalls of $1,000 or less put 4,000 of its Pell-eligible seniors at risk of dropping out. The post OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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

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ReUp was created by Entangled Group, an education consultancy and startup incubator based in San Francisco. Sarah Horn wants to correct a myth about students who stop college before graduating. Students don’t always leave college because they can’t handle the academic rigor.

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. The percentage of people in that group who were either working or looking for work had fallen from 46.1% (Photo: Pexels, Creative Commons).

High School Dropouts Cost Nation $35 Billion, Study Says

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They go on to say that this group of people are more likely to run into trouble with the law, causing taxpayers to pay for court and prison costs. Author information Kristin Decarr | The post High School Dropouts Cost Nation $35 Billion, Study Says appeared first on Education News.

Looking to Eliminate Dropouts? How Idaho Reached English Language Learners with a ‘Hybrid’ Course Experiment

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A face-to-face proctor also supported each group of students. In the past two academic years, Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), an online state school created by the Idaho Legislature, has taken proactive steps to fix a key problem: losing English Language Learner (ELL) students before high school graduation, and losing them from highly technical and content-driven courses like biology.

Universities cut services for a big group of their students: those over 25

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Only 40 percent of older students with children manage to get degrees or certificates within six years, a lower proportion than their traditional-age classmates, and dropout rates are higher among older students with kids.

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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. Nonetheless, the dropouts declined for all black boys who had access to the course.

Can Peer Accountability Groups Help Students Achieve Their Goals?

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The school is known for its low dropout rate and high number of graduates who persist through college for at least four years. At Life Academy , students are in the same advisory group of peers throughout high school. Each group has about 20 students, ranging from ninth to 12th grade.

Canadian schools succeed in nudging one minority group to and through college

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And policymakers say some of the same approaches could succeed for other groups that go to college at lower levels than whites for surprisingly similar reasons — including, in the United States, Hispanics, blacks, and native Americans. “A

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To Boost Mental Health, Try Team Sports or Group Exercise

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” Now, this study only shows an association between group exercise and improved mental health, and can’t prove that the one causes the other. For some people, the idea of joining a team or any kind of group fitness activity is terrifying.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images. Colleges are also working to reduce their numbers of dropouts on the principle that it’s cheaper to provide the kind of support required to keep tuition-paying students than to recruit more.

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

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But not every student can make the leap to full-time status, said Karen Stout, president of the nonprofit advocacy group Achieving the Dream; many have neither the money nor the time. Victoria Dzindzichashvili attended college mostly part time and took 10 years to get her undergraduate degree.

More students are leaving college without a degree

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These are really an invisible group of students,” she said. Higher Ed News community college Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion Higher Education newsletterSign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Choose as many as you like. Weekly Update.

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

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Aranda is also part of a Facebook group with other parents of first-generation college students, whom he met through a federal government program called Gear Up. Besides safety, a frequent topic for the group is how to stay on top of financial aid.

Out of the fields: In a North Carolina county where few Latino parents have diplomas, their kids are aiming for college

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Black students also tended to score lower on state math tests and do worse on ACT exams than Latinos or whites, even at the high schools where they graduated at higher rates than either group. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Immigrants and Refugees Parents poverty Rural schools

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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She blamed the high dropout rates on the fact that many students have to juggle school with full- and part-time jobs, leaving little time for academics. Román-Lagunas said she has noticed that “the Latino student groups used to be stronger.”

New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

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This past spring, he founded New York City’s first chapter of Synapse , a national organization started at Stanford University in 2016 to build support groups for those with brain injuries. See me for a small-group lesson.

How parents of young kids make it through college

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In addition, an array of foundations are encouraging innovation by supporting a million dollars in prizes for solutions that will help parents, including Imaginable Futures – a venture of The Omidyar Group – and Lumina Foundation, both of which are among The Hechinger Report’s many funders.

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Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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A group of colleges has decided to stop holding students captive and allow them to get their lives back on track. Black women earn just 61 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts, according to analysis by the nonprofit advocacy group Equal Pay Today.

Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

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Our story on Premier Education Group – which owns one of the schools cited by the department – revealed how the for-profit chain left many of its graduates thousands of dollars in debt. The U.S.

Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future

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Some colleges and universities are collaborating on such ideas in groups including the University Innovation Alliance and the Marvel Universe-worthy HAIL Storm — it stands for Harvesting Academic Innovation for Learners — a coalition of academic innovation labs.

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

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What does it mean to work in a group or get along with others? K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Rural schoolsAt the Telstar Freshman Academy in Maine, service learning is included as part of the curriculum.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

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Kids work alone and in small groups; they sit at tiny desks and on beanbags and sofas scattered around the classroom. For decades, nonprofit advocacy groups and corporate donors have targeted K-12 education for intervention.

This program is helping fast-diversifying suburban schools promote success for all students

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Swanson had been inspired by research out of the University of California, Berkeley on the role of peer group support in getting students of color to push and pull each other to academic success. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Race

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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In surveying broader groups of occupations, Burning Glass found a credentials gap of 26 percent for management jobs, 21 percent for computer and math jobs and 13 percent for sales jobs. Ryan Tillman-French, a developer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston. Chelsea Stahl / NBC News.

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

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Wilda Rosario’s support groups for immigrant students at Patchogue-Medford High School usually start out with lots of laughter. Since 2016, Rosario has run half a dozen counseling groups of about eight to ten kids.

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

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It’s this change — the adoption of a social-emotional approach known as Responsive Classroom — that people in the school district credit in part for helping Washington-Lee boost its academic performance by one group’s measure above all but 13 percent of schools in the state.

From foster care to college

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This support is available to Mayes because she’s part of a select group of Western Michigan students known as the Seita Scholars. Jennifer Pokempner, director of child welfare policy at Juvenile Law Center, a legal advocacy group in Philadelphia, said the Seita program is “seen as a model.”

The big jobs of small-town principals

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Once a dual superintendent-principal in Alaska’s remote Pribilof Islands, Shellinger runs a group, the National SAM Innovation Project, that’s working in Colorado and 22 other states to help principals better plan their days and train colleagues to assume more of their schools’ management tasks.

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

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He was among the first group of McDowell County, West Virginia, high school students to receive a home visit. Higher Ed K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion poverty Rural schools

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

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This superintendent and board have relinquished their responsibility to the charter management groups, who operate schools like businesses,” Ivory said. Many charter groups came in wanting to change the culture of the schools they took over.

Segregated schools are still the norm. Howard Fuller is fine with that

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The group has plans to grow those numbers. She credits Fuller as an inspirational figure, and has engaged him in an advisory role as the group seeks to develop a national network of funding and talent pipelines.

OPINION: Advice about how to raise the high school graduation rate — from students themselves

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Those were the stories these young people — predominantly youth of color — were willing tell in a group situation with two middle-aged white men they had never met before. K-12 Opinion Graduation and dropouts . “Ask how we’re doing and mean it.