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.

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.

High School Dropouts Cost Nation $35 Billion, Study Says

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A newly-released report from UCLA’s Civil Rights Project suggests that suspensions of high school students across the country are costing the nation a total of $35 billion each year. K-12 Schools High School Dropouts Restorative Justice Restorative Practices UCLA Civil Rights Project

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.

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.

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

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Photo by Noah Willman for The Hechinger Report. The Hechinger Report is an independent unit of Teachers College.). Photo by Noah Willman for The Hechinger Report. Victoria Dzindzichashvili attended college mostly part time and took 10 years to get her undergraduate degree.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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More than 400 colleges and universities still had seats available for freshmen and transfer students after the traditional May 1 deadline to enroll for this fall, the National Association for College Admission Counseling reports.

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

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Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

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But to be honest, after spending much of the last few years reporting on for-profit certificate schools, which make up the bulk of the education agency’s list, we weren’t exactly surprised. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. The U.S.

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

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

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Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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Aaron Cantú, for The Hechinger Report. Aaron Cantú, for The Hechinger Report. 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. Aaron Cantú, for The Hechinger Report.

College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

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Photo: Sarah Gonser/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Sarah Gonser/The Hechinger Report. However, the impact of a recent, less personal effort by the College Board, the creator of the SAT, was negligible, according to a report published this year.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

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The question of how a proficiency-based report card will affect college admissions is a common concern for families around the country. The post In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Testing abuses, legacy preferences and bad parent behavior all influence who gets into college: What must change?

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And vast inequities remain in both the enrollment and graduation rates for minority students, a recent American Council on Education report found. And we’ll publish ideas for solutions here at The Hechinger Report. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report. The Hechinger Report receives financial support from Lumina. Students who lack food and shelter are at greater risk for dropping out than those who have a steady home to go to, according to a new report published by The Hope Center at Temple University.

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.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. Nearly two decades ago, the reporter Todd Oppenheimer documented the aggressive rise of emerging Silicon Valley technologies — personal computers and the Internet — in the nation’s public schools. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

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.

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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.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

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In late 2017, a research project led by the Harvard Business School, a workforce organization called Grads of Life and the consulting firm Accenture concluded in a report, “Dismissed by Degrees,” that employers “appear to be closing off their access to the two-thirds of the U.S.

More students are leaving college without a degree

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That number jumped to 36 million by December of 2018, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The report offers some insights into what might be done to improve this number. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter.

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.

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

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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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The Hechinger Report traveled to three counties with very high numbers of adults without a high school credential to learn about the obstacles schools and families must overcome to provide and obtain this essential first step to a middle-class life.

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

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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.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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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.