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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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Program shows promise in boosting student attendance, engagement, and leadership.
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)
In far too many cases, incarcerated youths lose out on their access to education when they go to jail for committing a crime, Lynette Tannis writes.
January 27, 2014 - Education Week
If students think that college is out of reach for their families financially, there's a good chance they will lose interest in school, writes Erich May.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
Through its partnership with the 42,000-student Tulsa school district, Street School has become a national model for helping at-risk youths.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
Trying to engage students at the high school level has implications when they enter college, Mark Bauerlein writes.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
Researchers in Montgomery County, Md., have identified warning signals, such as poor grades or a high number of absences, that can flag students as early as 1st grade who are likely to drop out later.
July 29, 2013 - Education Week
Efforts to bring back students who have given up on a diploma vary from state to state.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Newly updated data show that laws in 27 states require free schooling for students up to age 21, while two states cut off students' route to a diploma at 19.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week

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