Dropouts

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Student Achievement With So Many Kids Struggling in School, Experts Call for Revamping 'Early Warning Systems'
A new collaborative says the indicators developed to flag students at risk of not graduating need an update for post-pandemic schools.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 18, 2022
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Madeline Negrón, the chief academic officer for the Hartford public schools, (left), and Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, the superintendent, in the Student Success Center at Hartford Public High School on Dec. 20, 2021.
Madeline Negrón, the chief academic officer for the Hartford public schools, left, and Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, the superintendent, launched the Student Success Center at Hartford Public High School to help students get back on track to graduate.
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Equity & Diversity Leader To Learn From As Students, They Felt Disconnected. As Leaders, They Champion Equity
The superintendent and chief academic officer in Hartford, Conn., are creating a system that centers the needs of students and families.
Andrew Ujifusa, February 16, 2022
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School & District Management Police Shootings Lower Black and Latino Students' Grades, Graduation Rates, Study Shows
A new study shows that police shootings affect the learning and emotional well-being of students in nearby schools, particularly nonwhite students.
Catherine Gewertz, June 10, 2020
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Law & Courts Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of news stories from this week.
March 24, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Millions of Adults Lack Basic Reading Skills Needed for Good Jobs (Video)
In the U.S., millions of adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment--yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels.
Kavitha Cardoza, June 13, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Letter to the Editor Graduation Rates Aren't the Whole Story
To the Editor:
As a follow up to a recent article about public charter high school graduation rates: Preparing students to live happy and productive lives is at the heart of our education system ("In Many Charter High Schools, Graduation Odds Are Slim," February 26, 2019). However, graduation rates are overly simplified and not always an accurate reflection of these efforts, especially when it comes to many public charter schools' unique student demographics.
March 20, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Report Roundup Dropout Prevention
Elementary supports may help keep high school students in school, finds a study in AERA Open.
Madeline Will, October 9, 2018
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Preschool teacher Leesandra Arreaga plays with children at the Charles B. Tisdale Early Learning Center in Bridgeport, Conn. The state has shown a notable increase in its preschool enrollment, based on data compiled by the Education Week Research Center.
Preschool teacher Leesandra Arreaga plays with children at the Charles B. Tisdale Early Learning Center in Bridgeport, Conn. The state has shown a notable increase in its preschool enrollment, based on data compiled by the Education Week Research Center.
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Early Childhood The Keys to Student Success Include Starting Early and Following Through
States are concentrating their policy efforts on early-childhood education as well as transitioning young adults from high school to college.
Christina A. Samuels, September 5, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness These Disciplinary Practices Can Lead Students to Drop Out of School
Using suspension as a disciplinary tactic can lead students to leave school altogether, feeling that no adult cared enough to understand their problems or provide support, according to a new study of Minnesota students.
Catherine Gewertz, July 11, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Report Roundup Career Education
Taking career and technical education classes in high school increases students' odds of graduating on time but doesn't improve their chances of enrolling in college, finds a new study in the American Educational Research Journal.
Catherine Gewertz, November 14, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Report Roundup Graduation Rates
The high school dropout rate among Hispanic students is at an all-time low, says a new study by the Pew Research Center.
Catherine Gewertz, October 10, 2017
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Equity & Diversity High School Dropout Rate Among Hispanics Reaches All-Time Low, Study Finds
The high school graduation rate among Hispanic students has dropped sharply in the past decade, reaching an all-time low.
Catherine Gewertz, October 2, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Credit Recovery May Be Flawed, But It's Fixable
Eliminating credit recovery as a path to graduation would do more harm than good, writes one assistant superintendent.
Monique Darrisaw-Akil, August 29, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness News in Brief Beleaguered Ohio Online Charter School Wants to Take on Dropout Recovery
ECOT, Ohio's online charter giant that one study found produced more dropouts than any other school in the nation, is moving into the dropout-prevention line of business.
Tribune News Service, August 29, 2017
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