Graduation and dropouts

New educational programs find ways to foster student resilience – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times’s education supplement, Learning.   Megan Nickels, PedsAcademy founder, helps Ella Greene build a robotic version of her dog. PedsAcademy offers kids rare opportunities for engaging, high-tech learning while they’re at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. Eve Edelheit for The New York Times Learning through hospital stays Ella Greene never liked math. Then the 9-year-old got bone cancer and needed to stay…

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AVID is helping fast-diversifying suburban schools boost outcomes for all – Education Article

The view from the entrance of Ridgeview Charter Middle School in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Standing in front of Ridgeview Charter Middle School in this Atlanta suburb, you can’t help but notice the opulence of the homes that surround it. Soaring turrets. Columned entrances. Lush lawns. These are folks who clearly have bitten off a sizable chunk of the American dream. Inside the doors of the middle school, there’s a…

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Going back to school after 50 – Education Article

Army veteran Chester Dixon, right, works with William Moore, Georgia Department of Labor veterans representative, to apply for a new skills-based program to get out-of-work veterans trained and back in the job market, in Atlanta. The program is open to veterans between the ages of 35 and 60. AP Photo/David Goldman This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project, where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to financial stability. This…

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to middle class mobility – Education Article

The labor market value of a college degree has softened, stirring concern that a bachelor’s is no longer a gateway to the middle class. Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project, where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to economic stability. This question comes from Kieran Hanrahan. He asks: What are the projections for the size of the middle class assuming current…

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After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrant students into its schools – Education Article

Dalimar Rastello, director of Patchogue-Medford school district’s language programs, checks in on an immigrant student at the high school. Sarah Garland/The Hechinger Report This story is part of a series about how schools, teachers and students are coping with the immigration crisis. PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — Wilda Rosario’s support groups for immigrant students at Patchogue-Medford High School usually start out with lots of laughter. That’s just how teenagers are, she says. But it doesn’t take too long for conversations to turn…

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State tries to narrow racial disparities in Minnesota college graduation rates – Education Article

Adley Nyakora, a freshman at Minnesota State University, Mankato, plays Operation, while Cornelius Bright, Elijah Calderon-Pitchford, Aburrahman Guantai, and Jordan Headley look on. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report MANKATO, Minn. — Adley Nyakora, 18, bends over the body of a bloated man in polka-dot boxers, examining a bucket lodged in the patient’s knee. He picks up a medical instrument and slowly lowers it, his brow furrowed in concentration. His friends, who hover over him, hold their breath. Nykora aims…

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