Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dropout Data and Links from Edutopia, Graphics from Xplane

image from XPLANE the visual thinking company

According to an article from Edutopia, "the 1.2 million students who should have graduated with the class of '07 will cost the nation $329 billion in lost income over the course of their lifetimes. About two-thirds of all prisoners are high school dropouts."

Here is a link to another article from Edutopia:

Last Chance High: An Urban School District Success

Related Resources:

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

If you are working in a school or program that has demonstrated success with at-risk teens, share your story and related data! This will be useful to school-based problem-solving teams that are adapting RTI - Response to Intervention- to meet the needs of struggling students at the high school level.

Note: XPLANE created the 2.0 version of "Shift Happens", the remake of a presentation about the impact of new technologies on our youth - and the world- for teachers at Arapahoe High School in Centennial. Colorado. More information can be found on the Fischbowl Blog.

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