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Wall Street Journal

Tawnell D. Hobbs

30 August 2018

United States

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Schools from Newark to Cleveland are trying new approaches to a longstanding problem - chronic absenteeism. Texas and Florida are offering incentives such as television and gift card raffles while Ohio is getting prof...

The Washington Post

Nick Anderson

25 August 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A Harvard study found that, in Boston, 10 to 20 percent of college-bound high school graduates weren't actually ending up enrolling in college. Researchers think they might have found a partial solution to what is kno...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

24 August 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Montgomery’s school superintendent has ambitious goals to drastically cut the number of suspensions in her district. Ann Roy Moore is looking to San Francisco’s “push-in” intervention model and Elmore County, Alabama’...

Pacific Standard

Emrys Eller

17 August 2018

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Some universities are now offering micro-grants to help ensure that students towards the end of their education aren't unable to graduate because of last-minute costs. Georgia State University, just one of the institu...

The New York Times

Marjorie Olster

17 August 2018

Douar Laadam, Morocco

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Project Soar is trying to get more young girls in Morocco to finish school, and it’s working. The nonprofit offers after school programs and tutoring to teenage girls, in hopes they continue their education and don’t ...

The New York Times

David Leonhardt

15 July 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Calling New Orleans' post-Katrina school reform "the most ambitious education overhaul in modern America," journalist David Leonhardt outlines what he sees as the two main pillars holding up New Orleans' success -- au...

Politico

Eliza Shapiro

30 June 2018

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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In his five years as superintendent of Camden public schools, Paymon Rouhanifard shepherded in a new era of increasing graduation and decreasing suspension rates. Rouhanifard "avoided the extremes of zigzagging educat...

The New York Times

Richard Fausset

15 May 2018

Georgia, United States

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Since 2013, Georgia State University has graduated more African-American students than any other nonprofit college or university in the country. Georgia State takes a data-driven approach to retaining its 40,000 perso...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

15 May 2018

California, United States

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University of California schools pair first-generation professors with first-generation students. The mentoring program aims to increase the 40 percent college completion rate for first-generation students nationwide.

The Atlantic

Adam Harris

1 May 2018

California, United States

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Compared to its peers, the University of California system is the best at enrolling and graduating low income students. In addition to funneling state funding towards these efforts, the UCs provide support throughout ...

Chalkbeat

Matt Barnum

19 April 2018

Massachusetts, United States

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A former high school teacher turned researcher found that both high-income and low-income students who attended career and technical education high schools were more likely to graduate than their peers enrolled in str...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

12 April 2018

United States

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Jill Harkins writes, "As the research shows, it’s not enough to get students into college. We need to also get them through college, and into jobs." The Posse Foundation recruits driven and accomplished low-income stu...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

31 March 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Schools in 13 states have found a promising and "decidedly unsexy" solution to "ninth-grade shock" - one with a 40 percent decrease in failure rates to its name. In the "Building Assets, Reducing Risks" (BARR) model, ...

The Verge

Shannon Liao

12 March 2018

Arizona, United States

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The University of Arizona is tracking activity on students' ID cards to identify the likelihood of freshmen dropping out and intervene when appropriate. Combined with information on student grades and financial aid, s...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

9 March 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Inspired by Mobile, Alabama's own program, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office is implementing a crime prevention program that identifies students missing school and intervenes with informational meetings...

Oregon Live

Betsy Hammond

25 January 2018

Oregon, United States

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In 2017, Oregon saw an increase in graduation rates for special education and Latino students. Schools believe comprehensive absence-tracking systems and support services for homeless students are responsible for the ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Katherine Herzog

16 January 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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From 2010 to 2017, the number of African American students awarded bachelor's degrees at Georgia State doubled - African American students now graduate at a slightly higher rate than their white counterparts. For the ...

The Hechinger Report

Peggy Barmore

24 December 2017

West Virginia, United States

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A public-private initiative has successfully increased graduation rates and decreased teen pregnancies in West Virginia's opioid-ridden hills. Reconnecting McDowell brings together nonprofits, government representativ...

ProPublica

Heather Vogell

22 December 2017

Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

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The state of Arkansas cares deeply about the wellbeing of its students, as evidenced by its flourishing system of alternative schools that provide extra counseling in academics, social and mental support, and research...

WABE

Martha Dalton

18 December 2017

Georgia, United States

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Georgia State University recognized that a large portion of their students don't graduate. They identified academic behaviours that correlate to flunking out and hired advisors to keep an eye on all students and conta...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

17 December 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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TreeHouse, a nonprofit in Washington state, achieved an 89 percent five year graduate rate for the hundreds of high school students in the foster care system it serves. This figure is a stark contrast to a 2010 statis...

Christian Science Monitor

Jessica Mendoza

13 December 2017

Moreno Valley, California, United States

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In 2016, California's Riverside County achieved an 86 percent graduation rate, second to only Orange County in the state. The impressive spike followed in the wake of a multi-pronged, data-focused drive to support pre...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

7 December 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The organization, Friends of the Children, is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by giving at-risk children adult mentors to help guide them. The program results in kids who avoid teen pregnancy, graduate from...

Christian Science Monitor

Amadou Diallo

5 December 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In high-poverty urban schools student retention is a major issue, often school is the last concern for these children. Now, City Year and other nonprofits have university students come to the high schools and tutor or...

Christian Science Monitor

Amadou Diallo

16 November 2017

Ohio, United States

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High school students in rural areas show lower rates of college degrees and have fewer opportunities such as not having a dual enrolment program that allows them to take college courses while in high school. Ohio Appa...

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