How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

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And like any major problem, this mass exodus of dropouts must be addressed sooner rather than later through innovative interventions. The “soft” predictors, those subtle hints that are precursors to student dropout. Guest Article Written By: Bob La Loggia.

Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle

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Photo: Erin Einhorn for The Hechinger Report. Only 53 percent of women in their twenties who first became mothers when they were teenagers completed a traditional high school degree, according to a January 2018 report released by the nonprofit research organization Child Trends.

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

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Funders for the UIA completion grants include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is also a funder of The Hechinger Report.). This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Report outlines long road ahead for Jackson Public Schools

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Photo:Liz Willen/ The Hechinger Report. Loud cheering, a drum line, endless applause and a full buffet at Jackson’s convention center on Thursday night accompanied the release of a report that could herald in a top-to-bottom overhaul of the 24,000-student school system here.

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.

How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

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Photo: Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. In this ongoing series, The Hechinger Report is visiting high schools that have beaten the long odds to learn what’s behind their success in improving graduation rates and sending more students to college.

Dropout Detective Offers Academic ‘Credit Scores’—But Is That a Good Thing?

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That’s why it might come as surprise to hear AspirEDU , an educational analytics company, pitch their Dropout Detective software as an “academic credit score” for students. But whereas credit scores are designed to prevent risky buyers from getting approved on loans, Dropout Detective is meant to improve student success and lower dropout rates. That information includes a daily report of how every student at the school is performing across their classes.

When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas, new report urges

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. Colleges and universities that use sophisticated data systems to analyze and guide students must be careful to avoid ethical dilemmas that can arise, like pigeonholing students unfairly or underestimating their abilities, according to a new report that analyzed common pitfalls of these systems.

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

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

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Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. And last October, I reported from a school district in Wisconsin that’s trying to give students more information about well-paying blue-collar careers instead of blindly shipping them off to four-year colleges.

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

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

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The big jobs of small-town principals

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Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. The agency is also trying to reduce some of the burdens on small districts by easing reporting requirements when possible, said LePlatt. Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report.

Going back to school after 50

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In 2015, the American Association of Community Colleges and the AARP Foundation produced a report on the shortcomings of higher education for older adults and ways to improve their transitions into school and back into the workforce.

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.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. The post New programs find ways to foster student resilience appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

From foster care to college

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Quantifying the risks of working while in college

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This report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce highlights the special difficulties for low-income students of working while in college. Among low-income working learners who work 15 or more hours a week, 59 percent have a C average or lower,” the report states.

Marching in Mardi Gras, a New Orleans school that once struggled shows off

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This story about George Washington Carver High School was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The post Marching in Mardi Gras, a New Orleans school that once struggled shows off appeared first on The Hechinger Report. K-12 News Arts education Charters Graduation and dropouts SolutionsPamela Prout Foxworth-Carter, queen of the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale, and a Carver alumna.

Two new documentaries showcase a long and winding road to college

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The roadblocks they face are exacerbated by a problem we’ve long been concerned about at The Hechinger Report: the severe lack of guidance counselors at the public schools where students most need help and support for their higher education quests.

How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate

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The post How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate appeared first on The Hechinger Report. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts poverty Race SolutionsSchools that serve Native American students have a history of failure.

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

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Department of Education data analyzed by The Hechinger Report. Three years after enrolling, one-third had quit, compared to about a quarter of students whose parents have a university degree, the Education Department reports. Photo by Ben Smith for The Hechinger Report.

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

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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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We’re New York City high school students serving as this season’s interns for the Miseducation podcast, co-produced by The Bell and The Hechinger Report. We asked about racial disparities in access to sports teams, which we reported on last year , and in student discipline, two issues that Carranza said “keep him up at night.” K-12 News Gifted education Graduation and dropouts Law and policy Miseducation Podcast Race School choice Segregation

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.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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FRONTLINE, POV, NOVA, TED TALKS, AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY Among the Featured Programs, with Special Reports from PBS NEWSHOUR and PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND; Funded by CPB as Part of American Graduate. In a one-hour special, FRONTLINE presents two films that build on its education reporting. “A

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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

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Photo: Liz Willen/The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: The Hechinger Report followed six students through the college application process last year at Match Charter High in Boston. Photo: Liz Willen/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Liz Willen/The Hechinger Report.

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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Photo: Michael Farrell for The Hechinger Report. million fewer college students in the spring semester just ended than at the last peak in 2011, the National Student Clearinghouse reports. Photo: Michael Farrell for The Hechinger Report.

The new movie Night School passes my test

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Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Only 19 percent of young adults with LD reported that their employers were aware of their disability,” according to a 2011 report by the National Center for Special Education.

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

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This story about high school graduation was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. K-12 Opinion Graduation and dropouts . “Ask how we’re doing and mean it.

Can ‘work colleges’ in cities become a low-cost, high-value model for the future?

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The community college “segregation machine”

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We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

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Indeed, being a black college dropout negatively affects earnings by at least $10 per hour, according to research by the Economic Policy Institute. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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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Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Related: Chronic absences, poverty impacting outcomes for Mississippi’s children, report says.