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California reports eighth-grade dropout rate for first time

California reports eighth-grade dropout rate for first time | reasons for dropping out of school | Scoop.it
An overlooked corner of the dropout problem became more visible Thursday when state officials for the first time released the dropout rate for eighth-graders.

Via USC Rossier School of Education
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            California is beginning to look at the high school dropout rate in a new way. They look at the numbers of students who graduate eighth grade, then compare that to the number of students graduating from high school 4 years later. They should be close if all students stay in school. These statistics appear to be more reliable. They show the big difference in graduation rates between the various ethnic groups, as well. The minority groups have a much higher dropout rate.

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Better careers guidance ‘will reduce dropout rates’

Better careers guidance ‘will reduce dropout rates’ | reasons for dropping out of school | Scoop.it
Universities should provide advice to prospective students, recommends BIS report (Improving career guidance before students apply to university would cut dropout rates, analysis suggests: http://t.co/ougHK4rnxG...
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This article talks about how better career guidance at an earlier age would keep more students in school. Three fourths of schools do not offer enough help in this area. Student make bad decisions about their career and study path. When they realize their choice was not good, they drop out. They do not want to have to start all over again. The study found money was not the factor. Time seemed to be a big consideration. If universities would help high school with career guidance and help fit students interests with courses of study, more students would stay in school.

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New Study Debunks 88 Percent Dropout Rate for Student Veterans - WJCT NEWS

New Study Debunks 88 Percent Dropout Rate for Student Veterans - WJCT NEWS | reasons for dropping out of school | Scoop.it
New Study Debunks 88 Percent Dropout Rate for Student Veterans WJCT NEWS That graduation rate is in stark contrast to the erroneous 88 percent dropout rate among student veterans that two national news organizations reported in 2012 using flawed...
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This news story releases new information about Graduation rates of veterans with GI benefits. If 58% use their benefits, how can there be an 88% dropout rate, this new piece questions. Information was collected from the VA for this study. It also revealed the graduation rates were consistent with the use of benefits percentages. This statistic is also consistent with that of the general population. This all leads to the conclusion that the 88% is an error

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School dropout rates double - City Press

School dropout rates double - City Press | reasons for dropping out of school | Scoop.it
School dropout rates have more than doubled since 1995, the SA Institute of Race Relations has said.
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This brief article talks about some statistics about dropping out. The numbers help to understand reasons. The rates have doubled since 1995. Every year, though there are more students in school, fewer graduate. The numbers get worse every year and are a cause for concern. Some reasons talked about include financial lack, family problems, and work conflicts. Also, many students say that school is not useful for them, so they quit.

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The 9 Most Shocking Facts About High School Dropout Rates

The 9 Most Shocking Facts About High School Dropout Rates | reasons for dropping out of school | Scoop.it
Too many kids are leaving school before graduation. Here's a look at the cause and the cost of dropping out.

 

Interesting pictoral representation of reasons students dropout of HS.


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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High school dropouts are four times as likely to be unemployed as those who have completed four or more years of college. Graduating from high school will determine how well you live for the next 50 years of your life. High school graduates earn $143 more per week than high school dropouts. College graduates earn $336 more per week than high school graduates ($479 more per week than high school dropouts). Dropouts are more likely to apply for and receive public assistance than graduates of high school

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Who Isn’t Graduating From High School? – Dropout Nation - FRONTLINE

Who Isn’t Graduating From High School? – Dropout Nation - FRONTLINE | reasons for dropping out of school | Scoop.it
As mortarboards are flung nationwide, a look at dropout rate disparities across America. In total, 1.3 million students drop out of high school each year – that's 7,000 kids per day.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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PBS has been investigating the topic of the nation’s dropout rate on their FRONTLINE series. The most viewed show, called “Dropout Nation”, focuses on one high school in Texas. They have been working on programs to help students and prevent dropouts. One particular teacher is heavily involved. We look at five different students through the course of the year. Each has a very different background and story. All are at risk. There is not one simple fix for this problem. We learn that despite out best efforts, many still will not graduate. How much money and time will be needed?

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High School Graduation Rates Reveal Our National Shame - OpEdNews

High School Graduation Rates Reveal Our National Shame - OpEdNews | reasons for dropping out of school | Scoop.it
High School Graduation Rates Reveal Our National Shame
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Now the U.S. Department of Education has released a report detailing four-year high school graduation rates in 2010-2011.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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This article offers a fresh perspective on education. It talks about how educational success can predict how well a nation does economically. In 2010-2011, the statistics have been standardized among all of the states. This allows more accurate analysis. It also allows for combining. These statistics look at race. They also consider students with disabilities. They look at English proficiency rates, as well as economic factors. The conclusion was surprising. The dropout rate is most closely related to the neglect of certain classes of students in certain areas!

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"What's going on here?  From the broad strokes of this report it would seem that poor educational outcomes are less the result of poverty and more the result of the intentional neglect of certain classes of children. This may be too harsh a judgement, but it is very difficult to explain why non-English speaking children can do so well in West Virginia yet so poorly in Arizona.  No matter how you look at this data, it is clear that the United States is heading for national decline if we don't improve these educational outcomes. "

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A one-hour class could cut the college dropout rate - Reuters

A one-hour class could cut the college dropout rate - Reuters | reasons for dropping out of school | Scoop.it
A one-hour class could cut the college dropout rate Reuters LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - First generation college students get lower grades and are more likely to drop out - an "achievement gap" that threatens efforts to boost the number of college...
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This article looks mainly at students from differing cultural and economic backgrounds. A study found that a simple one hour intervention class could help a lot. They call this "diversity education". It breaks down barriers. Older students then mentor newer students. They offer ways to reduce stress and help them adjust. The study found lower class students tend to try to do everything on their own. Students from other cultural backgrounds also needed more support to help them adjust at school. Helping these students "fit in" keeps them in school.

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Studies about the effects of health on student dropout rates.

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A Call to Revolutionize American Public Education - Dropout Nation

dn_podcast_itunes_logo. On this New Year's Eve edition of the Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle calls upon reformers to remember the need to build brighter futures for all kids – and take the time in 2013 to advance ...

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Podcast calling for school departments to prioritize programs to keep more of our students in school.

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Webinar: Dropout Prevention & Recovery in Rural Districts

Webinar: Dropout Prevention & Recovery in Rural Districts | reasons for dropping out of school | Scoop.it

Entitled "Leveraging Local Resources: Promising Practices for Dropout Prevention and Recovery in Rural Districts," the webinar will share strategies used by Sussex County, Virgina to develop an early warning system"

 

Early warning systems show in the literature on dropout prevention repeatedly.  I've yet to see a comprehensive attempt at this , district-wide.


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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The dropout rate can impact people and statistics in many ways: School dropouts are more likely to be unemployed or to earn less money than high school graduates do. Young women who drop out of high school are more likely to become pregnant at earlier ages and are more likely to be single parents. Dropouts are more likely to receive public assistance than graduates of high school. Dropouts comprise a disproportionate percentage of the nation's prison and death row inmates.

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Reasons why people drop out of college

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While this short video talks about the reasons for dropping out of college, I found that they added some understanding to the reasons in general. This student has talked to many others that have dropped out of college. She finds the reasons are many. She talks about finances as one of the main reasons. Other causes are a lack of readiness, personal problems, and lack of support from family, as well as professors. She adds insights that relate to girls also. She speaks of relationships with boys causing difficulties.

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