Life360 Now!: California Begins Early Warning System for At Risk Students

by Meghan H.

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.

NPR: U.S. Graduation Rate Rises Slightly, Report Finds

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.

EdSource Extra!: Schools, including Jepson Middle School, establish “early warning system” to identify potential drop outs

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.