Turning Dropouts Into Graduates
June 6, 2013
- Student Well-Being Many States Put Age Limits on Schools' Dropout-Recovery ServicesNewly 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.College & Workforce Readiness Reluctant Student Finds a Focus in Chicago CharterA sound-engineering class at Youth Connection's Innovations High School helped hook Devonte Perry McCullum on education.School & District Management Ex-Honor-Roll Student Reconnects at Chicago CharterCaring teachers, hands-on work, and a safe environment persuaded Kimberly Mitchell to take another go at high school.College & Workforce Readiness Online Providers Find a Market in Dropout RecoveryBut some educators and experts fear the rapid growth could lead to programs that offer uneven academic rigor and insufficient social and emotional support for this vulnerable group of returning students.Education Sources and NotesDEFINING READINESS
College-readiness definition: The state has formal expectations for what students will need to know and be able to do in order to be admitted to state's two-year and/or four-year institutions and enroll in credit-bearing courses. State approaches to defining college readiness have been classified into the following categories: courses, skills, standards, and tests. Some states' definitions may include elements that do not fall into categories established for this analysis. EPE Research Center annual state policy survey (2012-13 school year), 2012.Equity & Diversity As Graduation Rates Rise, Focus Shifts to DropoutsThe good news is that the U.S. graduation rate is nearing historic highs; the bad news is too many are left behind.College & Workforce Readiness A 'Neglected' Population Gets Another Chance at a DiplomaAround the country, schools and community groups are moving beyond dropout prevention to recover the students who have already left.