Colleges’ new solution to enrollment declines: Reducing the number of dropouts

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Another reason it’s in public universities’ self-interest to deal with dropouts now: State budget allocations are increasingly tied to how many students graduate. A lot of institutions are realizing these policies are dumb.”. BOCA RATON, Fla.

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

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That problem is the failed leverage and collections policies that disproportionately inhibit low-income students from finishing college, transferring their credits and re-enrolling after stopping out. Until colleges and universities are willing to rethink these policies, they will perpetuate cycles of poverty for affected students. Some collection policies, like sending outstanding student account balances to collection agencies , are encouraged or facilitated by state law.

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National Dropout Prevention Center Offers Resources

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School closures are traumatizing students, families, and educators, presenting a new dropout risk factor and requiring schools to develop immediate virtual solutions. The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has produced topical videos and virtual professional development to support schools and educators during current uncertain times. The second set of online courses includes 16 research-based effective dropout prevention strategies courses.

‘It’s really hard to parent from behind bars’

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

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And during the 2020-21 academic year, UT adopted a policy allowing students to designate up to three of their courses to be graded as pass/fail , rather than with letter grades, Patterson said.

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

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If we advance institutional change and public policy changes, colleges and policymakers can make immense progress in the fight against food insecurity on campus. Institutions and communities, for their part can advance policies to support student access to resources that address hunger.

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

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We [didn’t] want this to be a Band-Aid fix,” said Jordan Mickens, a Leadership for Educational Equity public policy fellow who served as #OaklandUndivided’s project manager until August 2021. OAKLAND, Calif.

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

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There are also guides for students advocating for better and clearer leave of absence policies on their campuses, and for professors and administrators who are helping support students through leaves of absence.

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

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It’s about making sure they come back from one year to the next,” said Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, a professor of higher education policy, organization and leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education. After all, the plummeting number of prospects makes it much harder to replace dropouts than it was when there was a seemingly bottomless supply of freshmen. Dropouts cost colleges a collective $16.5

OPINION: Time for colleges to help solve the affordability issue

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Furthermore, three-year degrees have broad political appeal, as indicated by their endorsement by both the Progressive Policy Institute and the American Enterprise Institute. Higher Education Opinion Solutions Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability online learning

Kids are failing algebra. The solution? Slow down.

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Steele, who studies high school policies and practices related to algebra I, is advising teachers to slow down this fall — a strategy that, confusingly, the U.S. Ishmael Brown Jr.

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They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

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In recent years, truancy policies have started shifting away from punitive measures to providing more support for students who are chronically absent. They are trying to have an attendance policy like they are in person, but they are not in person” Megan Jackson, teacher, Chicago.

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How the pandemic has altered school discipline — perhaps forever

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After an outcry over his six-day suspension, the state passed a law requiring school districts to write new discipline policies for virtual learning and make it easier for students who face expulsion for certain offenses to appeal.

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OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

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According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Black students who are raising children borrow an average of $18,100 for college, compared with an average of $13,500 among all students.

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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

Child care, car seats and other simple ways to keep teen moms in school

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State policy on sexual health education varies greatly, making it difficult to analyze the effects of any one approach. Texas is kind of going backwards,” said Jennifer Driver, vice president of policy at SIECUS. Lee en Español. This story also appeared in Telemundo.

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. For black boys who were offered the class in both grades, those annual improvements in dropout rates translate into a 3 percentage point increase in their high school graduation rate, according to Thomas Dee, the lead researcher and a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.

Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

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Carrie Welton, director of policy at the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Temple University. “If If our survey was taken now, the results would likely be 100 times worse,” said Carrie Welton, director of policy at the Hope Center.

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Students have their own demands for school reopening

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Emanuelle Sippy, a rising senior at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky, and student director of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team, another organization involved in the campaign, views student participation in education policy as mandatory. “We

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STUDENT VOICES: NYC’s schools chief Richard Carranza promised us he’ll keep pushing for racial integration

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New York City’s new schools chancellor Richard Carranza has faced criticism for the integration policies he’s pushing for in one of the nation’s most segregated school districts. He said he’s had numerous conversations with lawmakers in Albany about passing controversial legislation that would eliminate the single-test admissions policy. K-12 News Gifted education Graduation and dropouts Law and policy Miseducation Podcast Race School choice Segregation

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

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The educational value of a black teacher

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However, reformers instituted “zero-tolerance” policies that became fashionable at the time, criminalizing mundane school infractions. Andre Perry Columnists K-12 New Orleans News Race and Equity achievement gap Charters Column Graduation and dropouts Race teachers

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OPINION: Higher Education needs to get comfortable with trial and error

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She has advised university presidents, system chancellors and state and federal policy leaders on strategies to expand access to higher education, address costs and promote completion for students of all backgrounds.

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

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This is a state that needs its brightest students to stay here over the long term so our economy grows, so that educational opportunities grow,” said Vincent Rossmeier, the director of policy for Tulane University’s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives. “If At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts. Vincent Rossmeier, the director of policy for Tulane University’s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives.

OPINION: The pandemic exposes just how much support college students need

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How parents of young kids make it through college

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That means more attention is now being paid to the one in five college students who, as parents, are more likely to drop out, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

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A regional public university’s identity crisis

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A June 2020 study by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program shows enrollments at regional public universities across six states — Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin — have fallen by over 10 percent since 2011.

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10 high-need education policy areas for 2017

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In order to ensure students’ college and career readiness, the K-12 and higher education systems must be strengthened, according to a policy paper from New America , a non-partisan think tank. The education policy brief highlights actions for state leaders in particular, and encourages policymakers at that level to be aware of these 10 issues and look for opportunities to improve practice. Next page: 10 education policy concerns for lawmakers).

This innovative district lets students choose how to learn

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A district offers students 6 instructional models—an approach that has led to zero dropouts. We have implemented a ‘zero dropoutpolicy that does not allow students to drop out of our district,” he said. Dropout prevention Featured on eSchool News School Administration Top News blended choice choose pathways PBL student agency

As Harlem Children’s Zone moves to export its model nationwide, Obama’s Promise Neighborhoods offer cautionary tales

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This stuff doesn’t happen overnight,” said Amy Carroll-Scott, co-lead of policy and community engagement in Drexel University’s Urban Health Collaborative.

How are college campuses preparing for a post-Roe world?

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At a minimum, advocates say colleges should provide easy access to sexual health care, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and sexually transmitted infections; contraception; pregnancy tests; and flexible attendance policies.

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

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beginning with the White House, whose American Workforce Policy Advisory Board has called for a prototype by this summer. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Higher Education newsletter online learning

Overdue tuition and fees — as little as $41 — derail hundreds of thousands of California community college students

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But new research suggests colleges’ policies around unpaid balances may also be contributing to the decline while creating lasting financial harm for the institutions and students. California has been at the forefront of policies to ease student debt burdens.

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

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States have not made policies clear on this, since there is no certainty about when the crisis might end and how much instructional time students will have missed. Some advocates say that could be one bright spot: The test cancellations could force more institutions to experiment with test optional policies, at least for next year.

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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Wealth is a function of assets minus debt: According to the research nonprofit the Institute on Assets and Social Policy, “assets provide the tangible resources that help individuals move out of and stay of poverty.” Students who’ve been disenfranchised by racism and by slanted public policy shouldn’t have to go into debt to get an education to help them attain the wealth that was systematically denied their parents.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

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But Lawrence Mishel, a labor market economist with the Economic Policy Institute, sees it much differently: “I think we’re way past that tipping point.”. Bottom line: Until economists solve the wage stagnation puzzle, or policy makers embrace bold steps like free college, students will continue to face intense pressure to pick carefully when it comes to institution, financial aid package, college major and career path.

More students are leaving college without a degree

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Leanne Davis, assistant director of applied research at the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Community colleges really do serve the bulk of these students,” said Leanne Davis, an assistant director of applied research at the Institute for Higher Education Policy, a nonprofit organization focused on increasing access to college. Higher Ed News community college Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion Higher Education newsletter

After all the fuss about getting in, how do poor students survive on elite campuses?

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Jack’s book brings home the pain and reality of on-campus poverty and puts the blame squarely on elite institutions for fostering policies that often “emphasize class differences, amplifying students’ feelings of difference and undercutting their sense of belonging.”. Higher Ed K-12 News Opinion Funding Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race Segregation

Held back, but not helped

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The state enforced strict policies to retain children who failed high stakes tests, ballooning the ranks of those who were held back. But they have much better tools than they did in 2005 when the retention policy was put into place,” he said. And that means that the retention policy should change with the times.”. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotionalDomonique Crosby raises her hand in calculus class at George Washington Carver High School.

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From foster care to college

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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.” In recognition of the challenges facing many young people who’ve spent years in foster care, the University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research has partnered with a handful of colleges in the state to help them offer more academic and financial support to foster youth.