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Graduation Rates on the Rise

admin | Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) indicates an on-time high school graduation rate of 81.4 percent for the class of 2013, breaking previous records. The data is based on the Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR), which is the percentage of first-time high school students who earn regular diplomas within four years. […] Read More

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Luchan contra la deserción escolar

Joe Booth | Tuesday, February 11, 2014

From La Opinion… Por: Esmeralda Fabián-Romero PUBLICADO: JAN, 22, 2014 12:01 AM EST A partir de este mes, Career & College Clubs, un programa que motiva a los estudiantes a permanecer en la escuela, a lograr éxito académico, y considerar todas sus opciones de educación superior, incluyendo la universidad, estará disponible en la escuela intermedia Willowbrook del Distrito […] Read More

A report issued today by ACT, Inc. indicates Career & College Clubs, a middle school peer-to-peer intervention, increases the likelihood at-risk students will make specific plans to succeed in high school and postsecondary education. ACT, Inc., the organization that administers the ACT college placement exam, analyzed 1,200 middle school students who participated in the Career […] Read More

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Bridging the male education gap

Joe Booth | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

From the LA Times… In the ongoing discussion of how to boost the education and skill levels of the American workforce, one central issue is rarely addressed: the gap between male and female achievement. The reality is that the slowdown in U.S. educational gains is predominantly a male affair, and one that drags down the […] Read More

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Many Dropouts Try—and Fail—to Return to School

Joe Booth | Friday, June 7, 2013

It takes time, patience, effort, and luck to find students who leave school and return them to the classroom. But getting them back is the easy part: Keeping them long enough to get a diploma is another thing entirely. Full article. Read More

Career & College Clubs, a program of ALL Management Corporation, is proud to re-launch California’s premier program focused exclusively on educating middle school students with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to succeed in high school, college, and life. Full article. Read More

Unfortunately, there is no “silver bullet” to reduce the persistent and unacceptably high dropout rate across America. While a range of strategies is needed to improve the high school graduation rate, one especially promising tool is that of quality afterschool and summer learning programs. These programs routinely incorporate strategies that complement and align well with […] Read More

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Research shows that high quality afterschool programs can lead to increased Attendance, Behavior and improved Coursework. This means that students participating in a high quality afterschool program went to school more, behaved better, received better grades and did better on tests. These ABCs are critical factors to student engagement and achievement. Infographic. Read More

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) today issued a new report titled Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Research Report and Recommendations. The report results from the work of a blue-ribbon AERA task force mandated to prepare and present practical short-term and long-term recommendations to address bullying of children and youth. Full report. Read More

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Positive Trends in Hispanic Educational Indicators

Joe Booth | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Full report. Read More