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Afterschool Alliance, 2009
Over one million students who enter ninth grade each year fail to graduate with their peers four years later because they drop out of school. Seven thousand students drop out of school every day, and each year roughly 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school. More than half of these students are from minority groups. Afterschool …
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, After School Programs, Peer Groups
Duckenfield, Marty, Ed. – National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N), 2008
The "National Dropout Prevention Newsletter" is published quarterly by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Why Do I Have to Learn This?; (2) 2008 NDPN Crystal Star Winners; (3) Effective Freshman Transition for School Improvement (David Livingston, John Greene, and Lindy Stahlman); (4)…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Educational Change, Dropout Prevention, Newsletters
Brazell, Karen, Ed.; Garza, Michael, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2007
This issue of the "CETAC E-Newsletter" focuses on community involvement in character education. The Partnerships in Character Education Program (PCEP), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, follows the spirit of the enabling legislation by emphasizing the important role the community has in student learning. PCEP grantees are required to…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Personality, Community Involvement, Educational Opportunities
Rohland, Mark, Ed. – Laboratory for Student Success (LSS), The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, 2003
Work-based education (WBE), including traditional vocational education and other career-focused programs, was an important curricular component in American schools for most of the 20th century. The 1990s was a period of substantial change for work-based education (WBE). Spurred on by a concern about the international competitiveness of the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Tech Prep, Education Work Relationship