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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

When Employment is the Goal, Should 'Student Success' Include Dropouts?


At the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Community & Technical College, Associate Dean Kim Griffis says dropouts aren’t considered a failure, if the student has landed a job in the technical field they were training for. Noticing the dropouts, advisors reached out to the students and discovered many had left for a job in computer technical service. If a student drops out of college to take a job they are training for, should that count as success or failure?

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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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

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

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In partnership with NBC Nightly News, we reported on how these graduates unsuccessfully searched for jobs in their field of study and were often forced to take low-paying positions that made it nearly impossible to pay back their loans. The U.S.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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A few local pilot programs have been shown to slightly improve test scores and teacher satisfaction, but a 2017 study by RAND , commissioned by the Gates Foundation to study 40 Gates-funded schools, reads like a shrug.

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.

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

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AVID now has a $75 million annual budget and many years’ worth of independent studies and thousands of individual examples suggesting that it works. An independent study conducted in Washington state showed similar results.

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

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Aya Waller-Bey , who attended Georgetown University and is now studying for a Ph.D. Higher Ed K-12 News Opinion Funding Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race Segregation

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

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The success of home visits has been well documented for infants and has been studied at the elementary and middle school level , but it’s an open question whether these visits make a difference for older students, according to some experts.

From foster care to college

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College students often decamp from their universities during the summer to intern, study abroad or just get a break from dining hall food. Later that day, she planned to study for her summer session classes, English and public speaking, and to meet with an advisor.

The big jobs of small-town principals

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Half of all new principals quit their jobs within three years, according to a 2014 study. Research suggests that professional support can also help keep people on the job: One study found that school leaders who did not receive professional development were 1.4

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

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

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High schoolers in a social studies class at Patchogue-Medford work on a lesson about the history of nationalism. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Immigrants and Refugees Immigration Crisis Politics Social emotional

Quantifying the risks of working while in college

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Students from higher-income family backgrounds are far more likely to work in a job related to their major or field of study than students from low-income families,” the report states. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability Higher education completion

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

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There’s a $32 million glass-fronted complex near completion that will house the nursing program and administrative offices, and a new $11 million recreation center that will also have a lab to study kinesiology, or human movement. Dropouts cost colleges a collective $16.5

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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And Freeland Fisher has now begun to study higher education, searching for the tech tools that expand the networks of older students. The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning.