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Archive for October, 2007

National Research Center For Career and Technical Education

October 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

has come out with a report looking at Dual Enrollment programs in the state of Florida and in the New York City area.

In Florida they found that students that were Dual Enrolled were more likely to go to college. Three years after high school graduation the Dual Enrolled students had higher GPA scores than people that were not in the program.

For New York City they looked at the College Now program. They found they students in this program were more likely to pursue a bachelors degree, students in the program had a higher GPA in the first semester. The data findings in the New York City were not as big as in Florida.

Intercultural Development Research Association Report…

October 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

on high school graduation rates in Texas is out. The Newsletter has various articles on the high school dropout rate. In one article the IDRA uses TEA data and has found that 34% of students who started in the 2003-2004 school left school prior to the 2007 school year without a diploma. It does though continue a downward trend in the attrition rate over the past few years.

Missouri’s Student Loan Authority…

October 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Student Loan Mess, Uncategorized

has ended a program that would entice the state’s math and science graduates to work in the life sciences by forgiving part of their student loans.

The Washington Post Writes….

October 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

that the Maryland State Board Of Education has agreed to allowing students who have failed the High School Assessments exams to do a senior project to get a high school diploma.

Reeceville Elementary Article….

October 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on this school that uses walking to help combat obesity.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Have…

October 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

high teacher turnover rates says new state data. 25% of teachers left the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district between March 2006 and this part March. Almost 1 in 3 of them had three years’ experience or less. The state report cards showed teacher turnover rates of 26 percent in elementary schools, 31 percent in middle schools and 27 percent in high schools.