Dropout Prevention, Poverty and Disproportionality
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Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality
Evidence based tools (and cool, pertinent links) for HS dropout and disporportionality prevention/intervention
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Why Stories Stick When Facts Fall Short « AdLibbing.org

Why Stories Stick When Facts Fall Short « AdLibbing.org | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
campaign, “Boost Up,” aimed at high school dropout prevention. In the effort to document the lives of a handful of high school students that represent the 7,000 kids that drop out of school each day, Feakins was faced with a ...
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State grants awarded to help limit school dropouts - Beckley Register-Herald

State grants awarded to help limit school dropouts - Beckley Register-Herald | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
State grants awarded to help limit school dropoutsBeckley Register-HeraldThe West Virginia Department of Education has awarded Dropout Prevention Innovations Zone school grants for the 2012-13 school year.
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Moving from high-poverty to low-poverty neighborhoods appears beneficial for some adolescent girls | Science Codex

Moving from high-poverty to low-poverty neighborhoods appears beneficial for some adolescent girls | Science Codex | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
CHICAGO – Although some girls benefited from a program that moved families from high-poverty areas to low-poverty areas, boys and adolescents from families with preexisting health-related vulnerabilities did not appear to experience mental health...
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Public Broadcasting Takes Role in Improving Graduation Rates

Public Broadcasting Takes Role in Improving Graduation Rates | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
More than 100 public television stations showed a seven-hour telethon on Saturday that asked viewers to work with community organizations to lower the nation’s high school dropout rate.
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24th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference | National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

24th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference | National Dropout Prevention Center/Network | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

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Students Size Up Nevada's High Dropout Rates

Teens in Las Vegas examine the factors behind their state's unusually high dropout rates. Desert Pines High School is a public high school in Las Vegas, Neva...
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Student Activists Call for High School Discipline Reform (VIDEO) | Progress Illinois

Student Activists Call for High School Discipline Reform (VIDEO) | Progress Illinois | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Progress Illinois.com delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories on Illinois and Chicago politics and more. Advocate for fairness, equality and politics of social change.
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School where South Korea's dropouts flourish

School where South Korea's dropouts flourish | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
The BBC's Lucy Williamson visits a school that serves pupils who have fallen off South Korea's education conveyor belt.
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Art In Public Schools: Could A More Creative Curriculum Lower Dropout Rates? | Neon Tommy

Art In Public Schools: Could A More Creative Curriculum Lower Dropout Rates? | Neon Tommy | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Art In Public Schools: Could A More Creative Curriculum Lower Dropout Rates?
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Nev. governor takes dropout prevention message door-to-door

Nev. governor takes dropout prevention message door-to-door | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Washoe County Schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez and community volunteers went door to door over the weekend to encourage high-school seniors to focus on graduation.
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Stevenson: Can education survive reform? - Austin American-Statesman

Stevenson: Can education survive reform?Austin American-StatesmanThere's a battle raging in the U.S. over how to reform public education. The corporate reformers believe that we should identify and fire the worst teachers.
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Sleeping teenagers - best let them lie.

Sleeping teenagers - best let them lie. | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

Teenagers' body clocks are different. They perform better at school if they are allowed to sleep in.You know when your kid becomes a teen:  they no longer wake at 6am on Saturday mornings! 

 

There is a reason!  Let them SLEEP!

 

 


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The Cost of Not Reading "The Price of Inequality"

The Cost of Not Reading "The Price of Inequality" | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

Blog: Technology and LearningThe Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future by Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Alternative schools focus on pregnancy - Tulsa World

Alternative schools focus on pregnancy - Tulsa World | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Alternative schools focus on pregnancyTulsa WorldA child born to a teenage mother is 50 percent more likely to repeat a grade in school and is more likely to perform poorly on standardized tests and drop out before finishing high school, the report...
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GED increases high school dropouts | Profit of Education

GED increases high school dropouts | Profit of Education | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Like all of us, high school students respond to incentives. So perhaps it's unsurprising to learn that the availability of the GED induces some high school students to drop out who otherwise wouldn't.
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For Poor Schoolchildren, a Poverty of Words

For Poor Schoolchildren, a Poverty of Words | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Along the socioeconomic spectrum in New York City’s student population, there is a corresponding vocabulary gap for children beginning in kindergarten.
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TV Show Star And High School Dropout » Failure: The Secret to Success

TV Show Star And High School Dropout » Failure: The Secret to Success | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
RT @robbyslaughter: New blog post on the failure book blog: Rick Harrison, Pawn Stars legend, High School Dropout.
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Unpacking the "feminization of poverty". It is a gender thing.....and our kids pay

Unpacking the "feminization of poverty".  It is a gender thing.....and our kids pay | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Modern American feminists employ an easy political catchphrase — the 'feminization of poverty' — to inculcate the idea of female poverty — with misogynistic origins — into our political lexicon. But let's examine the policy behind it.

 

"Michigan is splitting into two separate castes. … In the bottom economic third of the population, children are raised by a single-mother with a high-school degree or less."

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121003/OPINION01/210030385#ixzz28G1Dmexf

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High School dropout rates falling - AM 770: News. Talk. Sports ...

High School dropout rates falling - AM 770: News. Talk. Sports ... | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
During the height of Alberta's boom, drop-out rates surged. More kids were leaving school to get into the oil patch or into the workforce. It's backed off since. Provincially, it's at 3.2%. The Calgary Board of Education is at 3.1%, ...
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End the dropout crisis: Leave a comment and AT&T will donate $2

End the dropout crisis: Leave a comment and AT&T will donate $2 | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Add your comment and AT&T will donate $2 to America's Promise Alliance (up to $90,000). (Leaving comments on http://t.co/UgCQp6a2 means #ATT will donate funds 2 our dropout prevention work!
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What's Driving Dropout Rate For Black, Latino Men? : NPR

A new report says barely half of Latino and Black men graduate from high school in four years. Host Michel Martin discusses the dropout rate and what's being done about it. She speaks with John H.
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Student Engagement: Systemic Renewal for Schools In Need

A video regarding disproportionality and ways schools can engage students in comprehensive ways. Created by the Special Education department at Oakland Schools.
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Ed. reform fails to address dropout rate - The INDsider

Ed. reform fails to address dropout rate - The INDsider | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Ed. reform fails to address dropout rateThe INDsiderLouisiana's high school graduation rate remains on the bottom rungs of the national ladder — 47th — and despite this year's Legislative session being largely focused on public education reforms,...
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Service Learning and Mentoring Makes America Stronger - Forbes

Service Learning and Mentoring Makes America Stronger - Forbes | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Service Learning and Mentoring Makes America StrongerForbesAny election is exciting to me because it represents that I live in a free country; a land that I love and appreciate. The November Presidential election is heating up.
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