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.

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.

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Teacher dropouts

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Editor''s note: This is a living post to which I will continue adding the stories of teacher dropouts as they are brought to my attention. The jobs these teacher dropouts are yearning for exists outside government schools.

Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle

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Re-engaging unmotivated teens who don’t enjoy studying is a big part of the challenge. The post Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

ReUp Education Raises $6 Million Series A to Help College Dropouts Return


Often, she says, a life event usually interrupts their studies—starting a family or a parent becomes ill, for example—and the CEO of ReUp Education says students shouldn’t suffer for it. “It Sarah Horn wants to correct a myth about students who stop college before graduating.

High School Dropouts Cost Nation $35 Billion, Study Says

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Estimates suggest that 16% of tenth graders received a suspension in the period studied, with the estimated economic cost around $35.74 Students who are suspended are at a higher risk of dropping out, according to the study, which in turn increases the fiscal and social costs to the nation.

Edgenuity Joins On to Help Dropout Prevention Efforts

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Edgenuity, a supplier of online and blended learning solutions, has announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) in the hopes of increasing high school graduation rates. K-12 Schools Edgenuity High School Dropouts National Dropout Prevention Network

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

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The post All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district appeared first on The Hechinger Report. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Personalized Learning Rural schools

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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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Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem. Together they review a list of students for whom the data indicates a dropout risk. City Year member Shawn Wiyninger greets a student at Webster High School. Photo: Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report.

With the Help of Google and SF Muni, A Bus Sets Off to Serve City's High School Dropouts


Now, Good and his team are trying to solve a new problem: helping high school dropouts get their diplomas in the face of strict gang lines, rundown schools, and spotty internet. percent of which are high school dropouts. He says Five Keys has developed over 200 units to be delivered to students regardless of skill level, which are optimized for independent study and don’t rely on internet (though the bus will be kitted out with wi-fi and laptops).

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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I came here for both — the training and the academics,” says Miller, who plans to study biology in college, of her decision to attend Essex Tech. “It’s The post A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Ohio import of NYC community college program passed rigorous 3-year test

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So a recent study caught my attention because it not only copied a New York City program for community college students in three different Ohio communities but it also studied 1,500 low-income Ohio students for three years to see how many graduated when only half of them received the treatment.

America's High School Graduates Look Like Other Countries' High School Dropouts

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A new study looks at everyday skills and finds that, when it come to math, the U.S. is below average. And in computer skills, we're dreadful

Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

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Thomas told me her story while I was reviewing a study on Wednesday showing that nearly one-fifth of young people are not getting enough to eat. Thomas, who had been pursuing paralegal studies via a Tennessee Reconnect grant, was one of those students who considered leaving college.

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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. Related: New studies challenge the claim that black students are sent to special ed too much.

How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

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Luis Gallardo’s favorite place to study was the library at the University of California, Berkeley. Maria Romo-Gonzalez, a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, worried she would have to withdraw from classes last month after her internet kept going down as she studied from home.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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NEW YORK — Social studies teacher Karen Rose stepped out of New Rochelle High School last month for what will likely be the last time. Karen Rose, a social studies teacher at New Rochelle High School, with Daniel Delgado, one of her former students.

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

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In recent weeks, I’ve seen aid come in the form of deferrals of student loan payments, laptop loans, free storage or help shipping items home, grocery deliveries, pass-fail grading, help finding temporary housing and paycheck continuation for work-study students.

How parents of young kids make it through college

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NEW YORK — Before beginning her studies last week, 37-year-old Irena Butcher dropped her daughter Charlie off at pre-school. Mommy is studying to give people shots.”. Charlie was my motivation,” Butcher told me, during a break from studying. “I

Economic Impact of Suspending 10th Graders: $35 Billion, Study Says

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A one percentage point drop in the 16 percent in-school and out-of-school sophomore suspension rate could lead to a fiscal benefit of $691 million as estimated by the study, because of improvements in areas like earnings and taxes for affected students, and it could lead to a social benefit of $2.2 The data includes survey responses of about 16,000 public and private school students included in the study, who were later resurveyed to determine if they graduated from high school.

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No longer ruled out: an educator develops strategies to keep court-involved students in school

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True to form, she began studying late into the night, repeating phrases and learning new vocabulary from English language recordings she checked out from the library. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Immigrants and Refugees Social emotional

Closing Underperforming NYC Schools Worked, Study Shows

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The Wall Street Journal’s Leslie Brody says the study’s goal was to add data to the continuing and controversial issue of what to do about the lowest-performing schools in the city.

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How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

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Dixie Vega, a senior at Heritage High School, has already been accepted to California State University, San Marcos, where she wants to study early childhood development. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Hechinger West Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning Parents poverty

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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So in 2016 she headed back to the 42-acre campus near Gary’s dilapidated downtown to study for a degree in general studies. “I 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.

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

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Colleges are also working to reduce their numbers of dropouts on the principle that it’s cheaper to provide the kind of support required to keep tuition-paying students than to recruit more.

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

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According to one study, a third of first-generation college students drop out within three years. In an earlier study, researchers found that first-generation students were most likely to drop out between their freshman and sophomore years.

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

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Many, like Dzindzichashvili, interrupt their studies because of the cost. Higher Ed News community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

More students are leaving college without a degree

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It outlines where returning students were likely to re-enroll, what kind of schools they were drawn to, what they studied, their race and their challenges, which include financial aid and the timing of classes. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Choose as many as you like.

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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He went to work to help his dad support his siblings, but he also remembered his mom’s insistence that he study. The summer before senior year, even though school was out and she still needed to pick all day, she kept studying, sometimes working late into the night.

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

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After a year of hospital stays and rehabilitation, Jumani was well enough to resume his studies. Pell Grants — federal scholarships for the lowest-income college students — have been reserved for studying toward a bachelor’s degree.

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.

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

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Less than one-half of 1 percent of children from the poorest fifth of American families attend elite colleges and universities, according to one 2017 study.

How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate

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Fewer than a third of students scored above average on math and reading tests compared to peers nationwide, according to a study commissioned by the Bureau of Indian Education. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts poverty Race Solutions

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

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My family always says, ‘If you get addicted to work, you might stop your studies,’ ” said Tasnia, who wants to become an accountant. Being a first-generation student, asking for help isn’t easy,” said Camacho, who is studying psychology.