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Preventing School Dropouts and Slashing Youth Crime Rates | Last Week’s Best Articles in Education

Preventing School Dropouts and Slashing Youth Crime Rates | Last Week's Best Articles in Education

Our team is always seeking the latest news in the field of education. As advocates for a quality education for ALL students, we know we have to stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on in the education spheres of our nation…from the White House to the local public school district, from new legislation to the small acts of bravery and kindness made by a single teacher, from the milestones and celebrations to the hazardous injustices affecting many of our nations students.

Here’s the best stories we came across last week…because we believe you should stay up-to-date, too!


Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school?

Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post

Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school? via The Washington Post

The Washington Post takes a look at a middle school in Philadelphia that is taking a hands-on approach to helping at-risk students get back on track with their studies. They examine attendance, grades and discipline records to determine if a student is at-risk of dropping out of school in the future. This allows the schools to intervene in the education patterns of the student to prevent drop-outs in the future.

“A growing number of states and school districts have begun closely examining attendance, grades and discipline records for even the youngest students in elementary school, searching for warning flags. Such ‘early warning systems’ give schools a chance to intervene long before students lose their way.”


Inside The Chicago Program That Is Slashing Youth Crime Rates

ERNEST SKERRET

Inside The Chicago Program That Is Slashing Youth Crime Rates via The Huffington Post

The Chicago-based program Becoming A Man allows students to learn how to calm their emotions, rework their snap decisions, and express emotions that cannot be shown on the streets. This program is successfully lowering youth crime rates in Chicago

“By teaching these adolescent males how to slow down their decision-making processes and avoid knee-jerk reactions, the program aims to improve students’ abilities to make appropriate judgments in high-stakes situations.”


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