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math and science dropouts
2014-08-03 05:04:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US high schools are tightening up their graduation requirements in math and science, which sounds like it should be a good thing. A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has found, however, that enforcing more rigorous academics drives some students to drop out. The study findings, published in Educational Researchers, reveal that policies increasing the number of required high school math and science courses are associated...

2014-02-20 23:03:04

Program offers education and support to families of children with special needs in 21 counties across eastern North Carolina. Durham, NC (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®), a Durham-based, tax-exempt organization dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life, announces the addition of GCF Family Support Services™ (GCF-FSS™). This no-cost program offers education and support to families of children with special needs in 21 counties across...

2014-02-14 23:21:17

Largest instructional service and professional development provider adds dropout recovery to lineup of services; transaction marks second acquisition for Catapult Learning for 2014. Camden, NJ (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Catapult Learning, LLC, the largest provider of educational intervention, common core implementation solutions, and professional development programs, today announced the acquisition of Drop Back In Academy. Drop Back In (DBI) operates 30 dropout recovery academies in...

2013-07-29 23:17:36

Available now, in time for the fall 2013 school year! A specially adapted version of the Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus™ transforms STEM education for blind and visually impaired students. LOUISVILLE, KY and WILMINGTON, DE (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and Orbit Research announced today the availability of the Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator (TGC), the world's first fully accessible handheld graphing calculator. Based on the popular...

2011-10-26 07:00:00

Designed to connect the 7.6million High School Athletes with College Coaches Wayne, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 The Athletes Network launched nationwide last week. The Athletes Network empowers athletes of every level, parents from every background, and coaches from every program throughout the entire recruiting process. "We believe that The Athletes Network represents the next generation of athletic recruiting," said Anthony Zarro, Co-Founder and CEO....

2011-05-15 00:02:35

Online Recruiting Tool Designed to Profile Student Athletes Seeking College Scholarships. Braselton, GA (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 Former NFL running back, Shawn Bryson (Buffalo Bills; Detroit Lions), announces the launch of Next Prodigy Sports, an interactive website designed to link high school athletic hopefuls with college and university recruiters. The vision of Next Prodigy Sports, is to help as many student athletes as possible achieve their goals and to offer them opportunities to live...

2010-10-28 13:55:00

High school graduation and dropout rates have long been used as a key indicator of the effectiveness of a school system, but how best to calculate these rates is controversial for both educators and policymakers. HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT, GRADUATION, AND COMPLETION RATES: BETTER DATA, BETTER MEASURES, BETTER DECISIONS, a new report from the National Research Council and the National Academy of Education, offers guidance to the federal government, states, and schools on measuring dropout rates and...

2009-12-30 11:17:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the parties to a 2006 federal class action lawsuit between female student-athletes and Slippery Rock University announced that they have reached a settlement over gender equity in the University's athletics program. On December 21, 2009, U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose preliminarily approved the proposed amendments to the settlement agreement, and scheduled a hearing on February 16, 2010 for final court approval. "We're pleased that the...

2008-12-05 15:17:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The AT&T Foundation - the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has awarded the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation (MCSF) $50,000 to support North Carolina's dropout prevention initiative through the InsideOut Program and the "Choice Bus" rolling classroom. The InsideOut program features a powerful video documentary with prison inmates about the devastating effects of dropping out of school. The AT&T Choice Bus, a real bus...

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