PROOF POINTS: Lessons from college dropouts who came back

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Like many dropouts, Floyd always intended to finish his college education. The number of college dropouts swelled during the tight labor market; an additional 2 million people joined their ranks from only a year and a half earlier in 2018.

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.

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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. Teachers like Parry began pushing for changes, and over the last decade district officials have worked to improve the experience of students in special education — and thus reduce dropout rates — by reducing the stigma and challenging the students more.

Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.

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In his book, “ High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year ,” Anthony’s complicated relationship to education comes through as the fuel behind his work. This week we’re bringing you a special episode of our weekly podcast. Listen here , or read more below. Families have moved their homes to Salisbury, North Carolina to live in the school district where Anthony Johnson teaches 4th and 5th grade on the slim chance that their children will be enrolled in his class.

When Employment is the Goal, Should 'Student Success' Include Dropouts?

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At the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Community & Technical College, Associate Dean Kim Griffis says dropouts aren’t considered a failure, if the student has landed a job in the technical field they were training for. Noticing the dropouts, advisors reached out to the students and discovered many had left for a job in computer technical service. If a student drops out of college to take a job they are training for, should that count as success or failure?

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

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Measuring Up is a suite of tools that supplements any classroom curriculum by offering standards-based instruction, practice, assessment, and reporting customized to many state or national standards–with the singular goal of assisting students in meeting English Language Arts, Mathematics, and/or Science standards. Each lesson includes independent practice with items that meet NGSS assessments, hands-on activities, experiments, and investigations.

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

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In hybrid courses, IDLA teachers and students meet on a weekly basis in real-time (synchronously), in addition to the asynchronous nature of online content and assessments, which students can tackle on their own time, at their own piece. Synchronous components of hybrid courses also provide an opportunity for instructors to better ensure students are meeting listening and speaking standards embedded within Idaho Core Standards.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

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I grew up in my parent’s motel and attended local urban public schools, which had a dropout rate of 40 percent. A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. SAT Scores: A New Number. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores? I had the pleasure to interview Shaan Patel, founder of 2400 Expert SAT Prep (renamed Prep Expert this weekend) and winner on ABC’s Shark Tank.

After the pandemic disrupted their high school educations, students are arriving at college unprepared

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Some students didn’t understand the difference between her class’s main meeting period and a small-group discussion regularly scheduled for another time and place, likely because their first year at UT was so abnormal.

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College students to administrators: Let’s talk about mental health

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It’s true that there are not enough professionals to meet rising demand. Members of the Active Minds chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater gather supplies to make valentines to themselves at a recent meeting. MEQUON, Wis.

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OPINION: Far too many college students go hungry. Here’s how colleges and policymakers can help

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By teaming up with local partners, institutions can connect students with resources to help them meet not only their food needs, but also other often interconnected basic needs, including housing. The pandemic has created extraordinary need for millions of people across the U.S.

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STUDENT VOICE: Doubling the Pell Grant will make college a reality for more students like me

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To make ends meet and stay enrolled, I worked all throughout my undergraduate years — first at a deli and then as a resident assistant in a campus dormitory. From the moment I moved to the United States from Jamaica at the age of 12, going to college one day was a given.

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

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The campaign was able to bring in big donors like Twitter’s co-founder and then CEO Jack Dorsey, who pledged $10 million to help meet the goal. While immersed in college, meeting people and learning more about herself, she still makes time for Oakland. OAKLAND, Calif.

Students who drop out for mental health struggles are turning to pricey programs to find their way back

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And her coach helped her advocate for accommodations — extra time to complete assignments and exams — and set up weekly meetings at the writing center.

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

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I meet with teachers twice a week, and every day I push in a class or pull kids out depending on what they’re doing in class. Elementary to High School Featured Stories News Coronavirus and Education Discipline Graduation and dropouts Politics Rural schools The South The West

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

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That means all colleges must affirm and adopt nontraditional approaches to meeting students’ needs — including a wraparound support model that is available seven days a week and on holiday breaks. A 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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Students may find that attending regular in-person meetings with a consistent group will help them gain confidence again in social settings. Elementary to High School Higher Education Opinion Solutions Coronavirus and Education Graduation and dropouts Social emotional

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

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How the pandemic has altered school discipline — perhaps forever

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Federal education and disability laws require that schools meet a number of conditions before removing children with disabilities from the same setting as their nondisabled peers, she said, and it doesn’t appear that schools are satisfying these requirements.

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Kids are failing algebra. The solution? Slow down.

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Taravella High School in Florida, hasn’t wanted to speak up in her large algebra I class that meets on Microsoft Teams. Coronavirus and Education Featured Stories News Race and Equity achievement gap Curriculum Graduation and dropouts Lessons Learned online learning Race STEM

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

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Public health officials had opened an investigation into her school for a Covid-19 outbreak just days earlier, but the hybrid schedule remained, offering Jaden the chance to meet with her English teacher for help with an essay.

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Federal relief money boosted community colleges, but now it’s going away

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When that student meets with an academic adviser now, they’re not talking about, ‘Oh, are you babysitting at this time?’ When that student meets with an academic adviser now, they’re not talking about, ‘Oh, are you babysitting at this time?’

Alabama community college overhaul improves the odds for unprepared students

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She (the instructor) could read my face and said I could ask her or meet after class. She (the instructor) could read my face and said I could ask her or meet after class,” Overton said.

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

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When teachers at Cable Elementary in San Antonio couldn’t reach four siblings who attended the school this spring, Monica Williams of Communities in Schools was able to arrange a meeting with them at their grandmother’s house. Williams arranged to meet the children at their grandmother’s.

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Opinion: Here’s how to make sure low-income high school graduates don’t put off college indefinitely

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We conduct college tours for hundreds of low-income students throughout the country and arrange meetings with financial aid officers. Students who graduated from high school last year but deferred college because of the pandemic are at grave risk of never going at all.

While focus is on fall, students? choices about college will have a far longer impact

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Now, just as happened in the last recession, it is likely to take them even longer and cost more, while — after years of hard-won progress — dropout rates rise and graduation rates fall. “We’re Dropout rates rose and graduation rates fell. “It’s

How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

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Consuela Robinson, 35, returned to college in 2017 after dropping out more than a decade earlier, working two, sometimes three jobs to make ends meet. Luis Gallardo’s favorite place to study was the library at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

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Jackson doesn’t have all the enrollment numbers yet for summer and fall classes, but when she speaks to students who aren’t registering for classes and asks why, some have said they are too busy meeting basic family needs like food, shelter and water.

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Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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Now, during morning meetings via Google classroom, Glick is the one being peppered with questions – and often she can’t answer them. All of us are going to have to just meet them where they were last spring and do our best.”.

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Students have their own demands for school reopening

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After gathering the student feedback, Pressley began lobbying board members behind the scenes, texting and cold-calling them ahead of a July 15 board meeting. But at the same time, we know that students are dealing with increased concerns about meeting their basic needs.

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Ohio import of NYC community college program passed rigorous 3-year test

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Students were required to attend college full time, participate in a first-year seminar and meet frequently with an adviser. It’s rare for researchers to test a promising treatment on only a portion of students in real schools to see if it’s effective.

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OPINION: Four ways to support refugee students during the pandemic

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Virtual small-group sessions are an opportunity to discuss topics such as organizational skills, time management, self-care, understanding financial aid, choosing a career, meeting graduation requirements, and so on. Also, have one-on-one meetings with students.

A regional public university’s identity crisis

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More than 100 faculty members, adjuncts and others joined the group’s first Zoom meeting. community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Higher Education newsletter

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

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Fogel, 18, can recite a list of typical college experiences she has missed out on: study groups, small seminars, office hours with professors, parties, football games, a chance to meet new people from around the world. 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 completion

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

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She said the University of California will also make a decision soon on what accommodations will be made for high school seniors who might not meet UC admissions requirements due to missing their last semester of high school. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Hechinger West Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning Parents poverty

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. Anel Chavez, who graduated from IU Northwest last year, said she began to understand her own life story through the lenses of race, class and power after taking a class with Contreras and meeting other Latinx students.

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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One such student is Kassandra Montes, a senior at Lehman College , a four-year college in the Bronx, who has to take out loans to stay in school and struggles to meet basic needs like food and shelter. Andre Perry Higher Ed News Opinion community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion RaceFrom Left to Right: Russell Kavalhuna, president of Henry Ford College, Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, president of Oakland University, M.

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

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Since 2014, the university has offered online video courses similar to those at Elizabethtown, but starting this fall, it will also host meetings over Zoom exclusively for first-generation parents, she said. Higher Ed News achievement gap Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Parents poverty Race

More students are leaving college without a degree

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Insufficient housing or inadequate childcare can derail students who want to finish their education, and many of the institutions they attend my not be equipped to meet all of their needs. 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. Future of Learning. Higher Education. Mississippi Learning.

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

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Now, she’s the most outspoken person you’ll ever meet,” he said. Nearby Mingo and Greenbrier counties began implementing McDowell’s model after meeting with Fragile Peyton, who has also presented it to educators in Nicholas County. Thinking ahead to their next meeting to discuss goals, she’ll introduce Johnathan to the coding program offered at the district’s Career and Technology Center. Johnathan romps with his dog, Pork Chop, in front of his home.