How one district solved its special education dropout problem

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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.

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Held back, but not helped

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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

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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. 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

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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

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

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But high schools often neglect to teach these students the soft skills that will help them in higher education — like how to study, manage their time and self-advocate. Even something like getting up and switching rooms while studying helps, he said.

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.” The resulting program allows at-risk students to stay enrolled in high school while they study for, then take, the HiSET – at no cost to the student.

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.

How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

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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.

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

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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.

Who Will Teach the Children? The 3 Keys to Building Globally Competitive, World Class Schools

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A recent study by the American Association for Employment in Education reported teacher shortages in more than half of the countries surveyed. ” Everything else is secondary! By Franklin P. Schargel.

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.

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.

Who will Teach the Children?

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From the same study: “The current teachers’ shortage represents arguably the most imminent threat to the nation’s schools. A study by the business school at the UCLA, Los Angeles, showed that the U.S. Clearly, something must be done to address the teacher dropout problem.

Storefront Advising Programs Bring Free College Counseling Into Low-Income Communities


Northside High was previously named for Confederate leader Jefferson Davis, and it was once labeled a “ dropout factory ” in a Johns Hopkins University study of institutions with low graduation rates.

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. Schools are the perfect teaching grounds for potential citizens because when students go to school, they are doing more than someone who simply studies the materials the U.S.

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. Besides, his study habits were pretty poor – he hadn’t needed to study much in high school.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re

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

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It’s all part of a statewide push to “personalize” learning, giving students more of a say over what — and where — they study. Among Act 77’s aims: to reduce high school dropout rates, particularly among low-income students. (In

In one country, women now outnumber men in college by two to one

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The many causes of this begin in primary and secondary grades, where research shows that girls are earlier to apply themselves, while boys are more likely to drop out, impatient to begin earning money and unwilling to spend further years in school.

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

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Sanborn Regional High School student Jailee Thibeault does research during her social studies class. 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.

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

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And a new study warns that, in America, all boys at the bottom of the income ladder are losing hope of ever climbing up it, in what the authors call “economic despair.”.

Why College Is Not an Employment Agency


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.”

Why Education Power Trumps Voice


Gabriel Moncayo Citing Kapor’s recently released 2017 Tech Leavers Study , Huaranca underscored why diversity isn’t just a moral policy but an economic one: the most frequently cited reason for leaving a job according to a survey of nearly 2,000 respondents was unfair treatment, a problem cited by 37 percent of those surveyed. Greer later added: “We haven’t recognized the secondary trauma that our teachers face” as they work with students raised in challenging environments.

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

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Study after study, researcher after researcher, finds the same few things about retention: No long-term achievement gains. Significantly higher dropout rates. For example, one study showed that 65% to 90% of overage children in grade 9 do not persist to graduation.