Colleges’ new solution to enrollment declines: Reducing the number of dropouts

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Another reason it’s in public universities’ self-interest to deal with dropouts now: State budget allocations are increasingly tied to how many students graduate. The post Colleges’ new solution to enrollment declines: Reducing the number of dropouts appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Preventing Dropouts: An Impossible Dream?

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July 2, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 8, Number 3. Driving Question: What if we rethink teacher's professional preparation? In California, educators are facing a critical problem, an undiminished drop out rate. Every year, one-third of ninth-grade students drop out of California high schools, with a yearly total equating to approximately 98,000 students. These students face a future of marginal, low-paying jobs.

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National Dropout Prevention Center Offers Resources

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School closures are traumatizing students, families, and educators, presenting a new dropout risk factor and requiring schools to develop immediate virtual solutions. The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has produced topical videos and virtual professional development to support schools and educators during current uncertain times. The second set of online courses includes 16 research-based effective dropout prevention strategies courses.

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. Social media engagement data analysis can assist in targeting potential dropouts before they disappear from your rosters. 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. 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.

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. More than 20 years ago John Taylor Gatto wrote a letter announcing his departure from the teaching profession, titled I Quit, I Think.

5 Scary Things You Don’t Know About School Dropouts

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This good news often shields the public from the staggering facts and statistics about school dropouts. This infographic provides shocking details about the impact school dropouts have on the world. The post 5 Scary Things You Don’t Know About School Dropouts appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Infographics Issues school dropoutsBrilliant or Insane. School districts love to tout increasing graduation rates.

Now Millionaire High School Dropout: ‘School Doesn’t Work For Anyone’

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Meet Anthony Johnson: Teacher of the Year. Rebel ‘Mayor.’ High School Dropout.

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In his book, “ High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year ,” Anthony’s complicated relationship to education comes through as the fuel behind his work. This week we’re bringing you a special episode of our weekly podcast. Listen here , or read more below. Families have moved their homes to Salisbury, North Carolina to live in the school district where Anthony Johnson teaches 4th and 5th grade on the slim chance that their children will be enrolled in his class.

OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap

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The post OPINION: Misguided payment policies that fuel the college-dropout trap appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Image: © Sascha Steinach/DPA via ZUMA Press). Students who have outstanding balances that prevent them from finishing college are often short just a few dollars and a couple of credits. Even unpaid library fines and balances on campus cards can trigger a windfall of consequences that push thousands of students into debt and degree-less purgatory every year.

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?

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

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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. 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 It becomes very hard for some learners, especially first-generation, to continue to stay in a traditional institution,” says Horn, 40.

A Test Worth Teaching To? How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT

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Rebecca Kantar is fighting an uphill battle. She says so herself. The 26-year-old entrepreneur has set out to replace the standardized tests that are deeply entrenched in K-12 and higher education, like the SAT and ACT, and she tells EdSurge her efforts to do so are sure to spark controversy. But if Kantar is fighting an uphill battle for Imbellus , the simulation-based assessment company she founded in 2016 and now manages, then a handful of venture capital firms are ready to fight it with her.

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

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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.

3 ways to decrease the teacher dropout crisis

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In an ongoing blog post , Lisa Nielsen uses text and video to tell the story of teacher dropouts. The stories of teacher dropouts share a common theme, a concern for the impact of high stakes testing. Advocating for education reform is one way to decrease teacher dropouts.

Dropout Detective Offers Academic ‘Credit Scores’—But Is That a Good Thing?

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That’s why it might come as surprise to hear AspirEDU , an educational analytics company, pitch their Dropout Detective software as an “academic credit score” for students. But whereas credit scores are designed to prevent risky buyers from getting approved on loans, Dropout Detective is meant to improve student success and lower dropout rates. But she says whether dropout rates have fallen remains to be seen.

The Secret to Preventing Community College Dropouts? Start With Middle School

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In Tennessee, the education system made headlines a few years back when the state announced the “ Tennessee Promise ”—an initiative granting thousands of high school students the opportunity to attend two years of free community college.

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. How many students can you fit onto a school bus? Legally—72. But what if those students weren’t heading to school, but already there—desks, computers, steering wheel and all?

High school dropout pursues passions and becomes a multimillionaire

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David Karp began learning HTML at 11 and soon after was designing websites for local businesses. Unlike Nick Perez who spent years being drugged and tortured in a school that didn’t understand his particular passion, Karp attended high school for one year before dropping out. This allowed him to focus on doing projects that enabled him to pursue his passions. He also knew this would be a good way to impress colleges.

Looking to Eliminate Dropouts? How Idaho Reached English Language Learners with a ‘Hybrid’ Course Experiment

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In the past two academic years, Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), an online state school created by the Idaho Legislature, has taken proactive steps to fix a key problem: losing English Language Learner (ELL) students before high school graduation, and losing them from highly technical and content-driven courses like biology. Our solution came about in the form of hybrid courses for students—a mix of asynchronous curriculum and regular, scheduled synchronous sessions.

VHS Learning Elects Dr. Yolanda D. Johnson to its Board of Directors

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Dr. Johnson currently serves as the Executive Officer for Student Services at Springfield Public Schools, where she oversees school counseling and social work services, dropout prevention and graduation improvement strategies, and college access and success initiatives. Boston – Dec.

OPINION: Mental health services are crucially important for student success but often overlooked

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Higher Education Opinion College to careers Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma Social emotionalMany high school seniors are anxiously awaiting admissions decisions from their dream colleges.

After the pandemic disrupted their high school educations, students are arriving at college unprepared

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How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

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College students to administrators: Let’s talk about mental health

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OPINION: Far too many college students go hungry. Here’s how colleges and policymakers can help

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Map to the Middle Class Opinion Race and Equity Solutions Coronavirus and Education Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability povertyThe pandemic has created extraordinary need for millions of people across the U.S.

STUDENT VOICE: Doubling the Pell Grant will make college a reality for more students like me

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Divided We Learn Higher Education News Opinion Solutions Student Voices Coronavirus and Education Graduation and dropouts Social emotionalFrom the moment I moved to the United States from Jamaica at the age of 12, going to college one day was a given.

“It’s so hard and so challenging:” An oral history of year three of pandemic schooling

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

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OPINION: Time for colleges to help solve the affordability issue

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Higher Education Opinion Solutions Graduation and dropouts Higher education affordability online learningBy Avery M. Davis. One of my favorite mantras is: Those closest to the problem are closest to the solution.

OPINION: Here’s why chronically underfunded HBCUs are needed now more than ever

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Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Guidance Gap Higher Education Opinion Curriculum Graduation and dropouts HBCUs and HSIs Higher education accessA recent online meme had a striking message: “A year at an HBCU can undo a K-12 experience.”.

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

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

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

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Federal relief money boosted community colleges, but now it’s going away

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Higher Education community college Funding Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionEarlier this year, Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey made a move it had considered but never pulled off for lack of money.

Kids are failing algebra. The solution? Slow down.

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

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How the pandemic has altered school discipline — perhaps forever

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Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School News Civil rights Discipline Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma online learningOne Thursday this fall, a middle schooler in Florida’s Brevard Public Schools received an in-school suspension.

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Alabama community college overhaul improves the odds for unprepared students

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Child care, car seats and other simple ways to keep teen moms in school

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Opinion: Here’s how to make sure low-income high school graduates don’t put off college indefinitely

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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. For black boys who were offered the class in both grades, those annual improvements in dropout rates translate into a 3 percentage point increase in their high school graduation rate, according to Thomas Dee, the lead researcher and a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.

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

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Now, just as happened in the last recession, it is likely to take them even longer and cost more, while — after years of hard-won progress — dropout rates rise and graduation rates fall. “We’re Dropout rates rose and graduation rates fell. “It’s