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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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?

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

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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).

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

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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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.

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

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.

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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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 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

Segregated schools are still the norm. Howard Fuller is fine with that

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A 2016 study of black-led, Afrocentric charter schools by Martell Teasley, dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Utah, found that two-thirds of the schools failed to meet statewide standards, while other research shows that children in racially isolated schools fare poorly.

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

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

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

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Though some programs have helped lower dropout rates and improved graduation rates for students of color, the gap in the percentage of students finishing a degree has barely budged across the 30 community colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and University system. College dropouts cost Minnesota millions of dollars in wasted subsidies and lost revenue each year. Students study over lunch at St.

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

The community college “segregation machine”

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A statewide study by an independent nonprofit found that the most powerful predictor of success in college was grade-point average. On average, the study found nearly three-quarters of students with a 2.6

Seeking advantage, colleges are increasingly admitting students as sophomores

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The new movie Night School passes my test

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Sound engineers, for example, can study the physics of sound while learning how to edit a radio interview by working in the classroom alongside an engineer — a teacher — in a studio.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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What does personalized learning mean to the perennial tug-of-war over content — in higher education’s “great books” debate over whether students should absorb the Western canon or study what they want, and, at the K-12 level, over the Common Core? Dan D.

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.

Can ‘work colleges’ in cities become a low-cost, high-value model for the future?

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Co-op programs combine work experience with classroom studies and give students academic credit for their jobs, but do so in a more informal way than work colleges.).

After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

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He studied harder than he thought possible and still got his first C. He’s now studying sociology along with markets, management and the economy , while working two part-time jobs on campus so he can send money home.

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

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Rather than being challenged, he was allowed to use a teacher-made study guide while taking exams at his California high school. He said he never had to study or actually learn anything to get an A. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Special education

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

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Students have access to hundreds of courses while they are in Illinois’ juvenile justice facilities, but they tend to focus on math, language arts, social studies and science. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions

Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

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Even if I’d had to pay tuition, attending a community college would have helped me to focus on and excel in my studies. I could have lived at home instead of on campus, saving money on tuition and housing, and spending more time studying and less time at work. Jocelyn Roman.

Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

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The third- and fourth-graders at Elm City College Prep, clad in protective goggles and facemasks, studied their preserved frogs with the seriousness of med students facing their first cadaver. This doesn’t mean everything kids study in school has to be about the passion they came in with.

A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

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Taylor had grown up “a penniless, scared, scrawny kid,” but his life began to change when he earned a full-ride to study petroleum engineering at Louisiana State University. At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts.

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

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It is features like these that have helped former high school dropouts like Rocheli Burgos — and other students who have struggled in school — get a second chance at earning a diploma. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma Personalized Learning Solutions

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

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As part of his special education accommodations, he was allowed to use a teacher-created study guide while taking tests. He rarely studied but still got As. Even things that were designed to help him, he said, such as being allowed to use study guides on tests, hurt him in the long run.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

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A 2011 federal study found that although the employment rate within 6 years of leaving high school for special education students (71.1 He loved math, social studies and working on a computer. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special education

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.

As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

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Still, a study by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law found, they could do much more than they are now. “We North Carolina’s attorney general shut down the Charlotte School of Law before it was scheduled to open this past fall.