Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 10:33am
Superintendent Joe Kitchens thinks technology will keep students in school and on track to graduate. The 20-year-leader of the Western Heights school district in suburban Oklahoma City is focusing on a strong telecommunications network and analyzing student data through various platforms to raise the 63 percent graduation rate.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:31am
A new flex program at East Valley Academy allows students to select the days and hours that they attend school, including Saturdays and evening hours. Students must attend a minimum of 20 hours a week, but there is no limit to the amount of time they can spend taking classes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:08am
The Dropout Recovery and Prevention OCP is a collaborative effort managed by the American Institutes for Research Connected Educators project. The community focuses on improving outcomes for over-age, under-credited learners, with an emphasis on helping schools play a central role in dropout recovery by partnering with other community organizations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 3:22pm
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy, which has 10 schools in Connecticut, has come under scrutiny with the recent release of state reports that show that most of its schools have among the highest suspension and expulsion rates in the state, even for children in kindergarten and first grade.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 2:27pm
Out-of-school suspensions are on the rise across the country, a troubling statistic when you consider being suspended just once ups a student's chances of dropping out entirely. That's why many districts are hoping to keep kids in school by trying an alternative to suspension.