Getting At-Risk Teens to Graduation

At-Risk Graduation

Article by June Kronholz via Education Next Eighteen-year-old Tyriq Jones was fairly blunt about the mess he had gotten himself into before transferring to the Hampton, Virginia, online school where I approached him one chilly day this spring. “I got in trouble. I was playing around. I got backed up” in high school, he said. He had […]

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Lack of Teacher Diversity Contributing to Education Attainment Gap

Lack of Teacher Diversity

Article by Richard Conklin via Education World A recently released study by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics found that economically disadvantaged black male students who had at least one black teacher in third, fourth, or fifth grade were far more likely to graduate high school. According to the study’s researchers, having a teacher of the same race during […]

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Helping At-Risk Students Stick With School

Helping At-Risk Students Stick With School

Article by Emily Deruy via theatlantic.com on February 14, 2017 The percentage of students at Washington, D.C., public schools who graduate from high school in four years is at an all-time high. But at 69 percent, the district’s graduation rate is well below the national average, which is north of 80 percent. So in a move that mirrors a […]

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