How one district solved its special education dropout problem

The Hechinger Report

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.

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

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The bedrock of the partnership between the school administration and these nonprofit groups is an early warning system born out of the work of Robert Balfanz, a research professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and director of Talent Development Secondary.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

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The New England Secondary Schools Consortium has been collecting commitments from the region’s colleges to ward off these worries. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts High school reform Personalized Learning Rural schools

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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Aimed at curbing dropouts, improving graduation rates and sending more kids to college and other postsecondary programs, the corps is designed to offset a growing achievement gap in this relatively affluent but increasingly diverse state.

Held back, but not helped

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Early this past December, the state released guidance to explain how to institute alternatives to retention in fourth grade, to comply with a resolution passed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in October. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotional

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

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Even students with cognitive delays may be able to attend modified post-secondary programs if given adequate preparation and encouragement in school. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special educationMichael McLaughlin and his mother, Michelle, at Michael’s 2013 graduation.

OPINION: How one Colorado boy with autism schooled the Supreme Court on public education for the disabled

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The court specifically rejected the parents’ arguments that attempted to train special education toward a more post-secondary focus. The court specifically rejected the parents’ arguments that attempted to train special education toward a more post-secondary focus. Washington, D.C.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

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Jacqueline Reis, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said that while the state had focused on helping special education students transition out of high school before Dracut, the ruling did have an impact. “It

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

With people of color expected to make up a quarter of the state’s population by 2035, these gaps represent an economic threat to Minnesota; unless more residents get to and through college, there won’t be enough qualified workers to fill the jobs that require a post-secondary degree or certificate. “[O]ur To reach the state’s target, another 131,400 Minnesotans — two-thirds of them people of color—must earn a post-secondary credential. “As

4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

We rounded up some best practices League members use to ensure students stay in school, get their degrees, and are prepared for success in their post-secondary endeavors. Dropout prevention Featured on eSchool News Innovation Corner School Administration Top News

Getting a GED while still enrolled in high school

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In New Orleans, the large number of dropouts who lack HiSET credentials drives the astronomically high count of so-called “opportunity youth.” K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Solutions

A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship

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Doe that public elementary and secondary schools couldn’t consider immigration status when a student seeks to enroll. Andre Perry Columnists K-12 Graduation and dropouts Immigrants and Refugees PoliticsA 2014 protest for immigrant rights in New York. Photo: U.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

” When, or if, this doomsday scenario arises for higher education, it will be a combination of the challenges we have examined thus far – costs of “campus-based” education, failing revenue streams, and expensive dropouts.

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How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

Digital Promise

Childhood traumatic stress from violence , abuse , corporal punishment and neglect contribute to educational outcomes such as excessive absenteeism, school dropout and school performance. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

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As high school dropout rates increase and the lack of motivation for students to learn science grows, the U.S. Many career-tech secondary schools specialize in particular programs that can encourage Latino students to stay in school. Guest article written by Barbara Mascareno-Shaw.

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Gates Foundation Gives Millions to Improve Teacher Training

K-12 Schools - Education News

Early in the 2000s, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation put millions into creating small schools, believing that separating large high schools with growing dropout rates into several smaller schools would increase graduation rates. Bill and Melinda Gates never give up.

States use direct mail, money, to get more of their residents back to college

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The push to reach these dropouts by Mississippi and other states, including Indiana and Tennessee, reflects a growing recognition that there just aren’t enough students coming out of U.S. Indiana, which is also reaching out to its dropouts, hired the same marketing firm as Mississippi.

OPINION: How identifying struggling students in middle school can keep struggling students from dropping out of high school

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At a time when little to no work exists for a high school dropout to support a family, the community, as a result, falls deeper into despair. At a time when little to no work exists for a high school dropout to support a family, the community, as a result, falls deeper into despair.

Intent vs. Impact

The Principal of Change

This is one of my favourite quotes from a college dropout who felt a post-secondary education was no longer relevant to what he needed to be successful in our world today: “Wanting” is not good enough on it’s own; the impact of our actions are how progress is always measured.

10 of the best and worst school systems

eSchool News

Public elementary and secondary education dollars traditionally flow from three sources: the federal, state (state governments contributing nearly half of public-school funding) and local governments.

The development industry has the development equation backwards

The Christensen Institute

More than 70% of America was also rural with fewer than 10% of the population attending secondary school. George Eastman, the father of photography and the founder of the Eastman Kodak company, was a high-school dropout and not considered particularly bright according to the standards of his era. A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece in the Guardian that discussed the development community’s obsession with ending poverty, and why that’s the biggest problem with the industry.

Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018

Edsurge

We have backed companies focused on budgeting, scheduling, procurement, dropout prevention, and professional development for the teachers of special education students and English language learners. In post-secondary education, I can safely predict that this year will see the founding and the rapid growth of many more career pathways programs. They insist that the sole proper function of most post-secondary education programs is to get students a good job.

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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The annual “Rethinking College” series takes a critical look at how higher education is evolving to provide a better post-secondary learning experience, especially for people in underserved communities with underrepresented populations. This is an important documentary series for everyone.

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DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: The human cost of college debt that becomes “purgatory”

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By 2025, more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some kind of post-secondary education, and now only 45 percent of the state’s young adults meet that criterion. After a 20-minute walk, and a 10-minute wait in the rain, DeAngelo Bowie catches the bus to get to work.

Colorado hybrid school taps into personalized learning

eSchool News

And, the high school completion rate for secondary classes as well as college-credit bearing courses increased as well through PGA’s concurrent enrollment program with local colleges. Achievement increasing by up to 240 percent in math and reading.

Why College Is Not an Employment Agency

Edsurge

Companies take it on faith that that a college degree is worth the handsome salaries graduates command; in contrast, dropouts suffer with little to show for their aborted time in school. As Harry Anthony Patrinos at the World Bank reports , “Post-secondary education graduates are at the lowest risk of losing to automation. higher education dropout rate, arguing that his bored students are voting against college with their feet. A new book makes “ The Case Against Education.”

When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

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Among Act 77’s aims: to reduce high school dropout rates, particularly among low-income students. (In Wess Wheeler (L), an independent learning opportunity student at Randolph Union High School, and Miles Hooper, manager and co-owner of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm, among the goats.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” “ Big data could solve the college-dropout problem ,” says The Washington Post. (National) Education Politics. RIP Net Neutrality.

Why Education Power Trumps Voice

Edsurge

Session moderator John King, CEO of The Education Trust and former Secretary of Education (and the only high school dropout to hold that position, he noted), challenged attendees with this question: What if we held adults to the same "no excuses" standard that educators expect from students? Greer later added: “We haven’t recognized the secondary trauma that our teachers face” as they work with students raised in challenging environments. Parents and kids.

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

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I would have been a dropout.”. Are our students completing post-secondary education? Hutchinson Central Technical High School senior Karolina Espinosa will be attending Buffalo State in the fall on a Say Yes tuition scholarship. Photo: Amadou Diallo. BUFFALO, N.Y.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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High schools were rated on standardized tests, as well as dropout, attendance and graduation rates. Brian Stack is the principal of Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, N.H. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report.

April 27th - Pam Moran and Ira Socol: From Scientifically-Managed to Community-Driven Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The "Age of Reason"/"Industrial Revolution" system of scientific management system accomplishes exactly what it was intended to do one hundred and thirty years ago - high dropout rates, gender-differentiated pay, widget-learning, and Theory X leadership styles.

British universities reach out to the new minority: poor white males

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Girls in primary and secondary school globally read more than boys and spend more time on homework, according to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development , or OECD.

The Des Moines Register’s editorial on student retention is lazy and irresponsible

Dangerously Irrelevant

Significantly higher dropout rates. Retention has found to be a stronger predictor of student dropout than socioeconomic status or parental education. That extra year is a killer – literally – when it comes to retained students’ secondary school completion rates.