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ERIC Number: EJ917636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Working Statewide to Boost Graduation Rates
MacIver, Martha Abele; Groginsky, Scott
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n5 p16-20 Feb 2011
The Colorado Graduates Initiative demonstrates seven factors that must be present to build an effective statewide collaborative effort to increase high school graduation rates. These include: 1) Leadership to unite diverse stakeholders on specific, common goals and catalyze them into action; 2) A focus on data, particularly on actionable, early warning indicators; 3) Active participation of district leaders in discussing student-level data; 4) External support to allow districts to critically examine their own policies and practices; 5) A systematic framework for recommended dropout prevention steps; 6) Simultaneous progress on shaping state-level policy related to dropout prevention and recovery; and 7) Commitment by all stakeholders to active participation in a learning community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado