Despite the many problems our nation is facing in regards to public education these days, especially in my home state of California, there ARE programs out there being tested and examined to try and make things better. One of those things being reducing the amount of kids who drop out.
via California Begins Early Warning System for At Risk Students.
The last straw for 17-year-old Alton Burke was a note left on his door. The high school dropout picked up the phone and re-enrolled at South Hagerstown High.
Burke missed roughly 200 days of class, but Heather Dixon, the student intervention specialist who left the note, never gave up on him.
via U.S. Graduation Rate Rises Slightly, Report Finds.
By Matthew Rosin and Sue Frey
Some school districts in California are working to establish an “early warning system” to identify middle grade students who are at risk of dropping out, and then to vigorously intervene so they don’t.
via Schools establish “early warning system” to identify potential drop outs.
FAIRFIELD — Jay Speck, Solano County superintendent of schools, has been invited to participate on a panel at the 2012 “Building a Grad Nation Summit” in Washington, D.C.
via Solano County superintendent gets nod for DC panel.
The Educated Guess
Kenny Buchanan is 44 years old and dropped out of high school 26 years ago. He’s been paying the price ever since. He’s held eight jobs in the last five years and has never earned more than $40,000 in a year.
via America cannot afford the stiff price of a dropout nation – by Russell Rumberger.