"Christopher Navas, 30, a high school dropout who was raised by a single mother on welfare, never expected to be going to an Ivy League medical school, but that’s just where he’s heading." (via Queens Chronicle)
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"I look forward to beginning a new chapter of my life and meeting new people from several countries. Graduation is especially important to me since I am the salutatorian of my senior class at Notre Dame High School," Melissa Nunez (via Midtown Educational Foundation)
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Invasion Of The Charter Schools - Village Voice (and the neighborhood that is standing up and saying "no").
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Abolishing Representative Government Through Education: Common Core, Choice, and Charter Schools
Invasion Of The Charter Schools - Page 1 - News - New York - Village Voice
Invasion Of The Charter Schools - Village Voice
Considering teacher autonomy versus tight controls as a key to success - from Education News.
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A Year at Mission Hill - Chapter 1: Why We're Here. An inspiring school with a different approach to education.
Title: "A Year at Mission Hill" - Facilitator: Barbara Lancaster, Ethical Culture, Topic: Changing Landscape of Schooling/Learning
The real story of the students, the teachers, and the families in this public school as they work together to do their best for the students they serve. This story will be told in ten separate episodes that will be added to this "Portrait of Change" as they become available.
A Year at Mission Hill - Chapter 1: Why Were Here- This school has it right. Wish learning for all students could look like this.
Showcase: "A Year at Mission Hill" | IDEA: Institute for Democratic Education in America
This is an interesting blog which I found to be all at once confronting, emotionally charged and inspiring. Until I read this unique perspective, the idea that whatever my teaching identity develops and becomes would be powerful in the lives of my students had not genuinely entered my head. Upon reading this post, I was reminded of the teachers I had during my schooling life that inspired me to be greater than I thought I could be; I hope one day I make an impact in the lives of my students.
857 Desks Call Attention to Dropout Problem - NYTimes.com
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These 857 school desks were placed on the national mall in Washington DC yesterday to demonstrate how many children drop out of school every day.
The College Board set up a display at the National Mall of 857 desks representing the 857 students who drop out of American high schools every hour of every school day.
A display of 857 desks representing the 857 students who drop out of American high schools every hour of every school day. [Unacceptable.]
A powerful image: 857 desks on display near the Washington Monument for each US student who drops out of high school every hour. http://nyti.ms/MlLs80
857 desks are on public display in Washington, DC. That's one desk for each & every student who drops out of high school EVERY HOUR of EVERY DAY in America. High quality early education has been proven to increase high school graduation rates. We can eliminate all those empty desks, but we have to start early. #Jumpstart #ECE Read more about the demonstration Washington, #DC in #TheNewYorkTimes : http://nyti.ms/KVbYlJ
857 Desks Call Attention to Dropout Problem
Club 2012: Black parents who made sure their sons succeeded in school (via The Washington Post)
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Club 2012: Black parents who made sure their sons succeeded in school - The Washington Post, So inspiring. Come on everybody! let's make it happen for our children (and your neighbor's children, and your children's friends!)!
School Has Become Too Hostile to Boys
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TIME: Education - School has become too hostile to boys: And efforts to re-engineer the young-male imagination are doomed to fail
Video: School has become too hostile to boys | Christina Hoff Sommers
Christina Hoff Sommers: School Has Become Hostile to Boys | TIME.com
School has become too hostile to boys: AEI Top Three
Why girls do better at school than boys - YouTube
Raul Centeno Pedraza, high school dropout turned valedictorian: ""There are many who believe that your zip code dictates your future. Prove them wrong and show them that you dictate your future." (via Masslive.com)
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What Single Gender School Statistics Say About Learning
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This complete classroom solution is for upper and lower elementary. Classrooms that offer a 6-12 age group. It contains all of the necessary hardwood materials as well as the printed curriculum items.
The most pressing Child Well-Being Issues by State 2012. Indicators include: child death rate, child poverty, high school drop out rate, infant mortality rate, low birthweight births, teens not in school or working, secure parental employment, single parent families, teen birth rate, and teen death rate.
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"I am the first in my family to graduate and go to college. I have had many struggles through all four years of my high school years with failing grades until my senior year. Graduating this year means a lot to me because I have made my parents and family proud of my achievements, most importantly I have realized if I study hard I can achieve anything I want in life," Cristal Avitia (via Midtown Education Foundation)
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Fort Mill High School Buzz Seniors posing together for the last time before they graduate. It's a bitter sweet goodbye! - Dallion Armeni, South Carolina
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LOVE this idea...must get a pic by the school sign. ~~~~~~~~~~~~Fort Mill High School Buzz Seniors posing together for the last time before they graduate. It's a bitter sweet goodbye! - Dallion Armeni, South Carolina
Huntsville district preparing more than 22,000 laptops, iPads for new school year. blog.al.com
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Birmingham school board to consider layoffs, demotions of 200 personnel. blog.al.com
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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND GED
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I can say that I am 1 of the college students that has a GED. When I found out I was pregnant, I dropped out of high school. One month before my daughter was born I went and tested for my GED. I passed it with an above average score! I am very happy that I accomplished that!
This infographic provides information about high school graduate rates in America. It shows the difference in the number of high school graduates and
I got my GED in 1989 which was 3 years latter. I'm really glad I did because without I wouldn't be where I am today. Made the dumb mistake getting married and not finishing school but got my life back on track but wished I had went to college many years ago instead of waiting till i was in my 40's
I could probably go on a tangent about America's school system, but I know that I have to keep it short. Therefore, I will say this. Even with all the proof of a failing school system, I have no real influence to change anything. However, what I can do is be the best teacher I can be. I can start with my class, my students, and hope that I make a difference enough in their lives to hopefully not make them the statistic.
Infographics: Good use on a page/fold out page in the yearbook cool representation of facts
High School Graduation and GED I hope to get my GED in 2014, i'm currently in classes.
This infographic provides information about high school graduate rates in America.
GED statistics - good option for bulletin board project
High School Graduation and GED Infographic
This is news that needs to be reported.