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

The Hechinger Report

So says a 2017 study published by the Institute of Policy Studies. Indeed, being a black college dropout negatively affects earnings by at least $10 per hour, according to research by the Economic Policy Institute.

Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

One study by the Louisiana board of education showed that 40 percent of retained eighth graders did not even make it to a high-school campus after being held back. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotional

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

The Hechinger Report

Even students with cognitive delays may be able to attend modified post-secondary programs if given adequate preparation and encouragement in school. Rather than being challenged, he was allowed to use a teacher-made study guide while taking exams at his California high school.

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. It is difficult for the 1,200-student district to offer STEM, foreign language or Advanced Placement courses year-round.