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2008-09-04 12:00:25

By Kimberly S Wetzel; Katy Murphy; Jennifer Gokhman California's future may not be so bright after all. Nearly one in four of the state's approximately 6 million students drops out of school, according to the most accurate-ever analysis of dropout data released Wednesday by the state Department of Education. The data -- based for the first time on actual student tracking rather than a "guesstimated" formula as used in the past -- show that an estimated 24.2 percent of students dropped...

2008-08-13 18:00:16

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, Aug. 13 Kyodo - Eight pro-Tibetan independence protesters, including a Japanese citizen, were detained by police Wednesday after staging a demonstration near the Olympic village in Beijing. Five Americans - three men and two women - chanted pro-Tibet slogans at the gate to an ethnic-minority theme park not far from the main Olympic Stadium at just after noon before they were led away by police. Two other Americans...

2008-07-17 03:00:33

By Tracy Garcia The state's new, more accurate method of determining dropout rates shows nearly 13 percent of students at Whittier-area public high schools failed to complete their education and earn a diploma in 2006-07, according to figures released Wednesday. But when compared to the 2006-07 statewide dropout rate of 24.2 percent - and a countywide rate of 19 percent - it seems Whittier- area schools are doing a better job of keeping students in school and on track to graduate....

2008-07-17 03:00:33

By Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell Nearly three in 10 high school students in San Bernardino County dropped out of school in 2006-07, according to a state report released Wednesday. San Bernardino County's 29.9 percent dropout rate was higher than the state average of 24.2 percent. In Los Angeles County it was 27.2 percent, while in Riverside County the rate was 23.7 percent. None of it was good news for top education officials, including state Superintendent Jack O'Connell, who described...

2008-04-01 03:00:38

By Strage, Amy Results of a series of ANOVAs performed on self-report data from a large (N = 1310), diverse sample of Undergraduate students enrolled at an urban 4-year university are presented to address what different groups of students perceive as their ideal learning environment (course, professor) and motivational profile. Younger students, and students matriculating straight from high school seemed to want college to be an extension of high school. They described as their ideal...

2007-12-06 06:00:31

By Christle, Christine A Jolivette, Kristine; Nelson, C Michael ABSTRACT Dropping out of high school culminates a long-term process of disengagement from school and has profound social and economic consequences for students, their families, and their communities. Students who drop out of high school are more likely to be unemployed, to earn less than those who graduate, to be on public assistance, and to end up in prison. The present study examined dropout rates in Kentucky high schools (N...

2007-07-28 03:03:35

By Lundberg, Carol A Using a national sample (n = 643) of Native American students who took the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ), the researcher identified how student involvement and institutional commitment to diversity predicted student learning. Native American students reported higher levels of learning when the institutions commitment to diversity was strong and when students were frequently engaged in discussion with others, particularly when that discussion required...

2006-06-16 08:22:17

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African youths should fight the modern-day scourges of crime and corruption just as their counterparts fought apartheid in the Soweto uprising 30 years ago, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday. Even today, the uprising remains one of the defining moments of the anti-apartheid movement and a touchstone for the generation that fought against white minority rule and who would lead South Africa into the democratic era. Mbeki, marking...

2006-06-16 08:01:17

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African youths should fight the modern-day scourges of crime and corruption just as their counterparts fought apartheid in the Soweto uprising 30 years ago, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday. Even today, the uprising remains one of the defining moments of the anti-apartheid movement and a touchstone for the generation that fought against white minority rule and who would lead South Africa into the democratic era. Mbeki, marking...

2006-06-16 07:22:37

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African youths should fight the modern-day scourges of crime and corruption just as their counterparts fought apartheid in the Soweto uprising 30 years ago, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday. Even today, the uprising remains one of the defining moments of the anti-apartheid movement and a touchstone for the generation that fought against white minority rule and who would lead South Africa into the democratic era. Mbeki, marking...