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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Father's involvement in child's education is vital!

Father's involvement in child's education is vital! | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

Numerous studies show that kids with involved fathers have all sorts ofacademic advantages, including better linguistics skills, an improved ability to handle stress, and some other “hidden benefits.”

NY has tried to make the concept statewide by creating:  "Dads take your kids to school" movement. 

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Address the dropout crisis by giving schools incentives for more dropout prevention

Address the dropout crisis by giving schools incentives for more dropout prevention | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

"Will address the dropout crisis by passing his legislation to provide funding to school districts to invest in intervention strategies in middle school - strategies such as personal academic plans, teaching teams, parent involvement, mentoring,...

 

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School choice options may suffer when profit becomes a motive for education - Middletown Journal

School choice options may suffer when profit becomes a motive for education - Middletown Journal | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
School choice options may suffer when profit becomes a motive for educationMiddletown JournalOne of the most prominent K-12 education reform movements in recent decades has been the idea of “educational choice,” allowing parents to use their...
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Why Do “Reformers’” Ignore Mass Incarceration?

Why Do “Reformers’” Ignore Mass Incarceration? | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Sharon Higgins, parent activist in Oakland, writes: sharonrhiggins@yahoo.com http://charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com/ Comment Mass incarceration is the huge elephant in the room that arrived AFTE...
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How Canada Is Closing the Achievement Gap

In Ontario, schools have raised their test scores and graduation rates by providing resources such as full-time student success teachers, who help English-la...
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Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation

Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
When learning is personal, teaching and learning changes. Teachers' and learners' roles change. Last January, we created a chart comparing Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation and a report that explained the difference between these three terms including teacher-centered vs. learner-centered approaches. This chart has been downloaded tens of thousands of times from all over the world and prompted discussions around some of these questions:


> What does personalized or personal learning mean to you?

> How do you see teachers' and learners' roles changing?

> How does a school or district know they are Ready to Transform learning?

> What is Assessment AS Learning?

> Can personalization help close the achievement gap?

> Where are the conversations, models, and examples of personalizing learning?

 

These questions were part of an interview from Patricia Gomes, a reporter from Porvir in Brazil who wrote an article August 12, 2012 about the chart and resulted in an article and infographic in Portuguese.


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Links between poverty and education (Up with Chris Hayes)

Video of interview with Chris Hayes and Stever Gates- discussing povert,  education and possible intervention

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Education Reform Treating Schools Like Businesses is Wrong - PolicyMic

Education Reform Treating Schools Like Businesses is Wrong - PolicyMic | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
PolicyMicEducation Reform Treating Schools Like Businesses is WrongPolicyMicIn addition, students and families – the primary “customers” in this business analogy – do not always have the luxury of shopping around for the best deal on a packaged...
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The Future of Education Reform

The Future of Education Reform | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
As the teachers' strike caps off its fourth day, we look at how this affects the national conversation about public education, and how we move forward from here. (RT @jenj2399: Look Mom, I'm on TV!
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Study: First generation immigrant children do better in school than US-born kids

Study: First generation immigrant children do better in school than US-born kids | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Immigrant children who came to the U.S.before they were teens do better in academic achievement and school engagement than … Read More...
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How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution

How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds,..."It turns out “competition” in education inevitably means a good-quality education for some and a race to the bottom for the rest. Wealthy parents spend tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on private schools and tutors. Middle class parents flee to the suburbs to get their kids into a good school district. And as soon as that happens to a neighborhood or city, public education collapses (property tax-funded education being a very obvious way to perpetuate inequality and keep a robust underclass)."

 

 

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Children at Risk | Southern Poverty Law Center

Children at Risk | Southern Poverty Law Center | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

Across the country, thousands of children are languishing in abusive prisons and jails. These youths are disproportionately African American and Latino. Most live in poverty

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By the Numbers: Dropping Out of High School – Dropout Nation - FRONTLINE

By the Numbers: Dropping Out of High School – Dropout Nation - FRONTLINE | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
How costly is the decision to dropout of high school? Consider a few figures about life without a diploma. The average dropout can expect to earn an annual income of just over $20,000, according to the U.S.
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This tinkering with tests isn't real reform

This tinkering with tests isn't real reform | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Letters: We need an education system that develops the talents and skills of all of our young people in all their variety.
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CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: What Poverty Means: Beyond the Antiseptic Numbers

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Tying middle-income jobs to curriculums

Tying middle-income jobs to curriculums | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

The U.S. lags with disorganized system of preparing workers for middle-income jobs, report finds. A national "learning exchange" could help fix the problem.

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Closing the Expectation Gap: 50-State Report | Achieve

Closing the Expectation Gap: 50-State Report | Achieve | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

With all 50 states and the District of Columbia having adopted college- and career-ready standards in English and mathematics, Achieve's seventh annual "Closing the Expectations Gap" report shows how all states are aligning those standards with policies to send clear signals to students about what it means to be academically prepared for college and careers after high school graduation. 

 

Standards:

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted standards aligned to the expectations of college and careers. 46 states and DC have adopted the Common Core State Standards, while four have state-developed CCR standards. By 2015-16, all English language arts and mathematics instruction should reflect CCR expectations.

 

Graduation Requirements:

Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have adopted college- and career-ready graduation requirements that require all students to meet the full set of expectations defined in the CCSS. Hawaii, Iowa, and Washington raised their graduation requirements to the college- and career-ready level in 2011.

 

Assessments:

Today, 18 states administer college- and career-ready high school assessments capable of producing a readiness score that postsecondary institutions use to make placement decisions. Four new states - Florida, North Carolina, Oregon and Wyoming - joined this list in 2011 by adopting a policy to administer a college- and career-ready test to its high school students. It is expected that 44 states and the District of Columbia participating in one or both Race to the Top assessment consortia will meet this criteria when the next generation assessments are administered for the first time in 2014-2015.

 

Accountability:

A majority of states, 32, have now incorporated at least one of four accountability indicators that Achieve has identified as critical to promoting college and career readiness. As in last year's report, only Texas meets Achieve's criteria regarding the use of all indicators in its college- and career-ready accountability system. Additionally, four states - Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and Kentucky - have included the use of multiple college- and career-ready indicators in their accountability systems in multiple ways.


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Learning Independence Continuum: Efficacy

Learning Independence Continuum: Efficacy | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

The Insititute @ CESA #1 introduced the Learning Independence Continuum a couple of weeks ago. Efficacy is the third element in the continuum and in this blog they focus on importance of efficacy to help learners realize that they own their learning.

 

"Efficacy is the belief that one is capable of producing a result, meeting a challenge or accomplishing a task. For students, efficacy or self-efficacy is the belief that they can succeed and learn. Too often our students already come to us thinking “I’m not good at math” or “I can’t do this.” Our challenge it is to engage students in ways that help them to examine and change their thinking and build the confidence and strategies necessary to change their perspective and their approach.

 

Helping learners to see that effort, persistence, strategy, and good use of resources can increase their learning in ways that they control can make a key difference in the level of effort learners will give. This approach can also build learner willingness to persist and identify and try alternative approaches.

 

Learners with strong self-efficacy understand the connection between their efforts and actions and the learning results they experience. This understanding can build ownership for learning – they are more likely to understand that the success they achieve is theirs (ownership). Efficacy is a precursor and naturally builds into learners’ realization that they own their learning."


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SchoolsMovingUp - Preventing Student Dropout with the Early Warning Intervention System

SchoolsMovingUp - Preventing Student Dropout with the Early Warning Intervention System | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
SchoolsMovingUp provides quality resources and online professional development to help educators make sound decisions and take action in their school improvement efforts.
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Strike highlights split over poverty's role in learning

Strike highlights split over poverty's role in learning | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - The Chicago teachers strike, which appeared headed toward a resolution Friday, has underscored a fundamental split over the biggest issue confronting America's public schools: how to provide...
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Where Are Students With Disabilities Going to School?

Where Are Students With Disabilities Going to School? | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Education Week reporter Nirvi Shah tracks news and trends of interest to the special education community, including administrators, teachers, and parents.
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Get the Facts

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American Graduate Let's Make It Happen. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen — an initiative to...
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Rethinking the achievement gap: Lessons from the African diaspora

Rethinking the achievement gap: Lessons from the African diaspora | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
OP-ED | The success of first- and second-generation Caribbean and West Indian immigrants can provide clues for our approach to education.
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Dismantling_the_School-to-Prison_Pipeline.pdf

As the

“School-to-Prison Pipeline” reaches

a crisis stage, both new and familiar

voices are emerging to reform school

discipline. Here we review recent research

on school discipline and highlight

promising efforts to eliminate

racial disciplinary disparities and dismantle

the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

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