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2009 Grad Nation: A Guidebook

2009 Grad Nation: A Guidebook

Grad Nation is a guidebook for communities that seek to improve their high school graduation and college readiness rates. It  provides detailed information and tools to support reforms and enable effective community action in four key areas: Rallying your community to confront the Dropout Crisis Understanding the Dropout/Graduation Rate Crisis in Your Community Developing Comprehensive […]

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What Your Community Can Do to End Its Dropout Crisis

What Your Community Can Do to End Its Dropout Crisis

This is a resource guide that synthesizes what has been learned over the past decade about keeping students on the graduation path. It highlights the importance of four key transition points the early years of schooling, the transition to the middle grades, the transition to high school, and the transition to college and careers. It […]

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Preventing Student Disengagement

Preventing Student Disengagement

This article considers the practical, conceptual, and empirical foundations of an early identification and intervention system for middle-grades schools to combat student disengagement and increase graduation rates in our nation’s cities. Many students in urban schools become disengaged at the start of the middle grades, which greatly reduces the odds that they will eventually graduate. […]

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Internal Teacher Turnover in Urban Middle School Reform

Internal Teacher Turnover in Urban Middle School Reform

This case study of a science reform program in the middle grades highlights how the instructional payoff from investments in intensive professional development in science was diminished by 1) teachers leaving the school and 2) assignment of teachers to subjects other than those for which they had received the professional development. The literature on teacher […]

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