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The Education of Omarina – The Story Continues

The Education of Omarina – The Story Continues

In PART THREE of The Education of Omarina, FRONTLINE continues the story they have been following since 2012. The story shows how an innovative program to stem the high school dropout crisis has affected one girl’s journey, from a public middle school in the Bronx to an elite New England private school, and now on to college. Watch part three […]

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Want To Make A School Better?

Want To Make A School Better?

Bob Balfanz cites chronic absenteeism as “the biggest thing in school improvement that people have not paid attention to” on NPR’s Morning Edition. Click here to listen to the NPR broadcast, “Want to Make A School Better? Get Kids to Show Up”

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Getting Back on-Track: Early Warning Indicator Analysis of High School & Post-Secondary Outcomes San Jose Unified School District

Getting Back on-Track: Early Warning Indicator Analysis of High School & Post-Secondary Outcomes San Jose Unified School District

This study was conducted by the Everyone Graduates Center (EGC) of the School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, with support from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) of Brown University through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the College and Career Readiness Indicator (CRIS) effort which it sponsored.   The study was carried out […]

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Schools Battle Chronic Absenteeism – CNN

Schools Battle Chronic Absenteeism – CNN

(CNN) – Millions of students are chronically absent. CNN’s Athena Jones looks at what schools are doing to increase attendance. See the video, including EGC’s own Dr. Robert Balfanz, here on CNN.com.

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Learning What it Takes

Learning What it Takes

Growing alarm over high dropout rates has created a groundswell of interest in ways to identify and respond to the needs of students at risk of falling off the graduation path. Groundbreaking research finds a substantial percentage of eventual dropouts can be identified at key transition points (sixth and ninth grades) using attendance, behavior, and […]

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An Early Warning System

An Early Warning System

This article for practitioners summarizes work by Everyone Graduates researchers on early indicators of dropout. We note that high school dropout often has been viewed as an event that is mysterious and difficult to predict. Our work in Philadelphia, however, suggests that the vast majority of dropouts sent signals of being on the path to […]

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Three Steps to Building an Early Warning and Intervention System for Potential Dropouts

Three Steps to Building an Early Warning and Intervention System for Potential Dropouts

Most dropouts are identifiable years before they dropout, struggle in or disengage from school for three to four or more years before they dropout, are preventable, and ultimately want to graduate from high school. This PowerPoint offers three steps toward reducing dropouts in your community. Step 1: Understand the dropout problem in your community. Step […]

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A Curriculum of Engagement: Micro-process Interventions that Support Successful Transitions from Middle to High School

A Curriculum of Engagement:  Micro-process Interventions that Support Successful Transitions from Middle to High School

What are the daily actions adults in schools must take to ensure students attend regularly, are engaged in schoolwork, and learn to high standards?  This three-year project funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences is developing and piloting an attendance outreach and incentive program, an academic counseling and support program, and […]

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