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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Helping students rethink the emotions they feel during stressful transitions can make a big difference, new research has found.
April 19, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 8, 2015 - Education Week
A national commitment to adult education could transform the U.S. economy, writes high school teacher Scott Goldstein.
December 1, 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 29, 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 4, 2015 - Education Week
Thousands of low-income California students flood to the schools to fulfill academic credits they need to graduate from high school, but no one is keeping track of what happens to them, an analysis by the Hechinger Report finds.
July 23, 2015 - Education Week
The state law raising the school dropout age from 16 to 18 could be in for both a legal challenge and revision from the 2016 General Assembly.
July 20, 2015 - McClatchy-Tribune

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