Tag Archives: struggling students

Lowering dropout rate –success stories in progress

 "The high school dropout rate in the San Diego Unified School District plummeted last year to the point where fewer than 1 student in 10 is giving up on school, according to data released yesterday by the California Department of … Continue reading

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How Best to Fix the Schools?–a 100 Billion Dollar Question

This topic is huge and has been mulled over and discussed by all sorts of "experts".  The Washington Post  offered  an intriguing article  in this weekend's issue discussing some of the top notions by the top experts. Jay Matthews lists (and grades–according … Continue reading

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Music to your ears….Music for THEIR minds!

Unfortunately, many schools seem to be reducing (or even eliminating!) music programs. This is just "wrong" on many levels.   Eliminating your school music program –>suggests that music is extracurricular–not really important; –>inhibits some disadvantaged (but talented) students from blossoming and blooming … Continue reading

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Suspension or “Vacation”?

Researchers from the advocacy organization Connecticut Voices for Children studied the causes for out-of-school suspensions in Connecticut. In their report, “Missing out: Suspending Students from Connecticut Schools,” the researchers wrote that the students who are sent home from school are … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s “Rant”…Help!!!

Following is a post I found on a teacher’s blog.  She teaches in a high school…and I think you can "feel her pain".  As frustrated as parents get with their children who don’t take school seriously, imagine how difficult is … Continue reading

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