Dropouts

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Schools Explore Benefits of Peer Counseling

Recognizing the important role social and emotional factors can play in academic success, some schools are enlisting energetic students to mentor their peers. (April 22, 2014)

Spotlight on Dropout Prevention

This Spotlight examines how schools are using new strategies and a whatever-it-takes attitude to discourage dropping out and boost graduation rates.

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What States and Nonprofits Are Doing to Encourage Early High School Graduation
To save money and encourage students to work hard, states and nonprofits offer incentives for early high school graduation.

What Students Are Saying About College Readiness and What High Schools Can Do
Students surveyed by the College Board one year after graduating from high school voiced regret about not taking more difficult courses to better prepare themselves for college.

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Diplomas Count
This report reconsiders the "college for all" movement and examines postsecondary options for students.

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Missing school can have a lasting, negative impact on student achievement, write Hedy Chang, John Gomperts, and Leslie Boissiere.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
When at-risk students helped peers, a school changed for the better, Jason Towne writes.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
A new report lists tools to better address students' behavioral and emotional needs and steer schools toward fair discipline, says Kavitha Mediratta of the Atlantic Philanthropies.
July 24, 2014 - Education Week
Donald E. Heller, the dean of the college of education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, explains why he reluctantly supported his daughter’s decision to drop out of high school.
June 27, 2014 - Education Week
Amid a nationwide push to ratchet up academics, some educators, researchers, and policymakers are renewing and reshaping efforts to engage students in learning and motivate them for success.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
In a large-scale survey, youths who left school before graduating reported that adverse events in their lives combined to push them off the academic track.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
Regardless of how it was counted, the nation's high school graduation rate cracked 80 percent for the first time with the class of 2012.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
Recognizing the important role social and emotional factors can play in academic success, some schools are enlisting energetic students to mentor their peers.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
School choice provides an immediate and positive academic solution for students, unlike the hostile fight around the common core, writes Kevin P. Chavous.
April 11, 2014 - Education Week
While President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is promising, like many such programs it neglects to direct resources to helping minority girls succeed in school and life, Julia Grant writes.
March 21, 2014 - Education Week (Web)

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