Spotlight on Dropout Prevention

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On Dropout Prevention


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The Education Week Spotlight on Dropout Prevention is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Using early-college programs to increase student engagement and reduce dropout rates
  • Developing early warning indicators for ELL dropouts
  • Motivating underachieving students in online credit recovery courses
  • Eliminating barriers to graduation and college for Hispanic girls
  • Preventing chronic absenteeism in schools

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A decade after introducing programs that allow high school students to study on college campuses, the Guilford County district points to greater engagement and achievement among participants.
August 22, 2012 – Education Week

A group of Chicago researchers say that students' performance in 9th grade is better than language proficiency for targeting which English-learners are likely to graduate on time—and who needs more help.
June 6, 2012 – Education Week

Developers of credit-recovery courses are constantly trying to figure out what will motivate underachieving students.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

A cultural emphasis on loyalty to family leads some Latinas to pass on college or only pick schools close to home.
June 7, 2012 – Education Week

Traditional high schools are outdated, and new school configurations are needed, Jerry Diakiw writes.
May 9, 2012 – Education Week

It will take a multi-pronged approach to reduce dropout numbers, Russell W. Rumberger writes.
October 26, 2011 – Education Week

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