Dropouts

The latest news about dropouts, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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Slashing Dropout Rate Key to Turnaround in Mass. District

A campaign in Lawrence, Mass., to convince students not to give up on diplomas includes intensive supports and customized pathways to graduation. (May 8, 2015)

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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To address absenteeism, it's not enough to just look at numbers of school days students miss, write Russell Rumberger and Michael Gottfried.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Eighty-two percent of the class of 2014 graduated on time, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, but American Indian, black, and Latino students continue to trail their white peers.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Helping students rethink the emotions they feel during stressful transitions can make a big difference, new research has found.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
After the violent arrest of an uncooperative South Carolina student, advocates want changes to statutes they say allow students to be arrested for offenses that may not be a crime off school grounds.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Students who never passed the required high school exit exam are getting their diplomas under new laws passed in at least six states.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
A new wave of projects explores why the benefits seen in many academic interventions aren't sustained as students move through school.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
The quality of education for tens of thousands of locked-up juveniles significantly lags that of their peers in public schools, advocates say.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week
A national commitment to adult education could transform the U.S. economy, writes high school teacher Scott Goldstein.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week
We don’t hear enough about interventions proven to make a difference for America’s most disadvantaged youths, writes Jim Shelton.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
Instead of heading to the beach, some counselors and youth groups are working hard to ensure that students who planned to go to college actually make it there.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week

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