High School Cadets
About 1,730 schools have JROTC programs in their high schools. Giving students safe activities, positive instruction, and life-skills training that will see them past the risk points is something that U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) instructors have placed high on their priority list.
Unequal School Justice
There was one bloody nose. But if the fight wasn’t extraordinary, the school’s response was. No one was suspended. The police weren’t called. No charges were filed. Instead, the boys, their parents, and the school principal met the next day and agreed to let the whole thing cool down.
Linking Schools and Businesses
Business partnerships have come into sharp focus and sharp demand as public education continues to take a beating from a struggling economy. Increasingly, school districts are joining forces with area businesses, who are finding they need schools as much as schools need them to build a successful future.
Education Vital Signs: Dropout Prevention
An online collection of reports and articles on Dropout Prevention.
Showing Up for School
Findings from a Georgia Department of Education study confirm that missing just a few days of school, whether the absences are excused or not, can reduce a student’s chances for academic success. Increasing students’ attendance by five days could represent the most efficient intervention aimed at increasing student proficiency rates.
Heed the Dropout Warning Signs
High schools take much of the blame for failing to graduate students, but warning signs are readily apparent by middle school. Here are some of the key middle school risk factors, and suggestions for what you can do to reduce the number of dropouts in your own district or school.
Arts Education Reaches Out
Considering art as a fringe subject may be short-sighted. Instruction in the arts can be a powerful tool in motivating and reclaiming students who don’t do well in traditional school settings, including those from impoverished families who have had little or no exposure to the arts in their lives.