3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

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. To be sure, not all university personnel are eschewing social platforms’ value; Kaplan’s study in 2015 suggested that 40 percent of surveyed institutions based potential freshman acceptance rates partially on candidates’ web social interactions.

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. Teachers like Parry began pushing for changes, and over the last decade district officials have worked to improve the experience of students in special education — and thus reduce dropout rates — by reducing the stigma and challenging the students more.


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Teacher dropouts

The Innovative Educator

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. Ron Maggiano, a social studies teacher at West Springfield High School in Fairfax County won the Disney Teacher Award for innovation and creativity and he also won the American Historical Association’s Beveridge Family Teaching Prize for outstanding K-12 teaching. The jobs these teacher dropouts are yearning for exists outside government schools.

High School Dropouts Cost Nation $35 Billion, Study Says

K-12 Schools - Education News

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. One example found that in California, the average high school dropout ends up costing the local, state, and federal governments $168,880 throughout the course of their lives.

PROOF POINTS: When women studied with women, they persisted, study finds

The Hechinger Report

As part of an introductory economics class, Swiss students had the option to work in study groups with their peers. That’s what a University of Zurich graduate student found in an experiment conducted in 2018 and 2019 involving more than 600 college students and 150 study groups.

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Fewer teenage mothers, but they still present a dropout puzzle

The Hechinger Report

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. An 18-year-old attended an online high school in Detroit for young mothers, in 2015. Photo: Erin Einhorn for The Hechinger Report. With U.S.

Edgenuity Joins On to Help Dropout Prevention Efforts

K-12 Schools - Education News

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. The partnership makes use of Edgenuity’s work to pair technology with thousands of schools over the last 20 years to help keep at-risk students engaged in their studies and allow them to graduate on time. (Photo: Amanda Mills, Creative Commons).

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. Students don’t always leave college because they can’t handle the academic rigor.

Earlier Interventions Can Reduce Long-Term Effects for Dropouts

K-12 Schools - Education News

A data set was analyzed for the study, published in the June issue of the Journal of Adolsecent Health, that followed close to 600 students from kindergarten through age 27, finding that certain factors during adolescence can increase the effects of dropping out of high school , such as facing rejection from other students or becoming pregnant, writes Jess Clark for WUNC. K-12 Schools Education Research High School Dropouts(Photo: Pexels, Creative Commons).

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

NPR Learning and Tech

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

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

The Hechinger Report

Talent Development Secondary, a nonprofit that grew out of a Johns Hopkins University study on dropout rates, is the data-driven arm of the Diplomas Now model; it identifies kids at risk of dropping out and establishes a schoolwide process of intervention and support services to keep them on track to graduate. 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.

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 schoolsAt the Telstar Freshman Academy in Maine, service learning is included as part of the curriculum. Bailey Fraser, 15 (left), and her stepsister Leah Kimball, 15, volunteer with Edible Bethel during their service learning block. Emily Kaplan 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

The Hechinger Report

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 One way the school has tried to encourage students’ to keep their options open is by introducing college seminar-style classes like the Genocide Studies course, currently an honors-level elective. The post A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Photo Essay: Leaving a reservation for college, but also staying close to home

The Hechinger Report

Lassen, who Bohannon describes as “like a brother,” wants to study to become a barber and Bohannon will study nursing at College of the Desert. She was elated by the news that she’d been accepted to study nursing.

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A school year like no other: The class of 2021 played ‘the hand we were dealt’

The Hechinger Report

Jaden Huynh, 17, plans to study neurosurgery to help support her family of 14. She will attend Cornell University to study biotechnology this fall. Mana plans to study biotechnology at Cornell University and hopes to pursue it further in graduate school.

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

The Hechinger Report

So, we’ve spent several months traveling the country learning from schools applying best practices and from researchers and educators who have studied what works. And another study found that intensive tutoring had major positive impacts on math gains among high school students.

Alabama community college overhaul improves the odds for unprepared students

The Hechinger Report

A task force studying the problem in 2017 found those layers of developmental coursework were a barrier for many students, who would become discouraged and drop out, according to Brad Fricks, director of academic affairs for the community college system.

Kids are failing algebra. The solution? Slow down.

The Hechinger Report

So, we’ve spent several months traveling the country learning from schools applying best practices and from researchers and educators who have studied what works. Ishmael Brown Jr.

OPINION: The pandemic gave graduating high school seniors new strength and resilience

The Hechinger Report

That left students powering through learning challenges by texting classmates for help, forming Zoom study groups and capitalizing on free internet resources to help clarify difficult material. Related: Study: Boosting soft skills is better than raising test scores.

OPINION: Now is not the time to put college plans on hold

The Hechinger Report

To stay on track, students should explore emergency aid options and seek out virtual study groups and online counseling.

How the pandemic has altered school discipline — perhaps forever

The Hechinger Report

Brian Westlake, a high school social studies teacher in Georgia’s Gwinnett County, also said the pandemic has meant putting restorative discipline on pause. One Thursday this fall, a middle schooler in Florida’s Brevard Public Schools received an in-school suspension.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

While focus is on fall, students? choices about college will have a far longer impact

The Hechinger Report

An entire forest of potential future graduates is now imperiled by the cataclysmic pandemic that has large numbers of students saying they will delay their higher educations, take time off, opt for community college or shift to studying part time.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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

Marketplace K-12

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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The educational value of a black teacher

The Hechinger Report

Banks — all people of color — validated the need for black teachers in New Orleans schools through their studies on teachers of color. American University economics professor Seth Gershenson and his colleagues examined, in a 2016 study , how racial lenses color teacher expectations.

Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

The Hechinger Report

Studies show that students who miss 10 percent or more of school days a year are at risk of not learning to read in the early grades and dropping out in the later grades.

Some evidence for the importance of teaching black culture to black students

The Hechinger Report

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. Stanford University researchers studied a special class expressly for black teenage boys in Oakland, California, called the Manhood Development Program. Related: New studies challenge the claim that black students are sent to special ed too much.

Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

The Hechinger Report

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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Students have their own demands for school reopening

The Hechinger Report

The survey, “ Coping with COVID-19 Student-to-Student Study ,” found that a majority of students felt less engaged with schoolwork this spring, and 84 percent reported taking on new responsibilities, including working and caring for family members.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

OPINION: Four ways to support refugee students during the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Back in my country, you only need to study for the final test and that determines your grade. My parents came here to give me better opportunities to study,” one refugee student told me. “I When schools closed down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, refugee students faced special hurdles.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

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.

COLUMN: Isolated in dorm rooms or stuck at home, some freshmen wonder if college is worth it

The Hechinger Report

Toward the end of her first semester at the University of Pittsburgh, Sophie Fogel spent every night studying alone in her dorm room, eating lukewarm takeout meals from the cafeteria and wondering why she bothered going away to college in the first place. Fogel, 18, can recite a list of typical college experiences she has missed out on: study groups, small seminars, office hours with professors, parties, football games, a chance to meet new people from around the world.