7,000 drop outs per day

This article begins: “By the time you go home today, 7,000 more high school students will quit. But some educators are reversing this trend using the one tool that has proved powerful enough to stop them in their tracks.”

Here is the website where you can put in your state and high school to see the “drop out” factories where you live:
http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives…ex.html?SITE=AP

Further in the article:  “Here are three examples of how schools can leverage their technology assets to improve graduation rates by overcoming one or both of these criteria.”

And, then:  “Florida Virtual School’s mission from day one was to transform education, not replicate it, says its president and CEO Julie Young. “There has long been a feeling that students are captives rather than customers. We looked at how to do this differently so we can engage and keep kids,” she says.”

Article in Ed Tech Magazine, Feb/March 2008.
http://www.edtechmag.com/k12/issues/februa…g-dropouts.html

The power of technology in education is being validated!

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2 Responses to “7,000 drop outs per day”


  1. 1 Tom Nixon February 15, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    My school district has three schools on the list. I wonder about the ethics of encouraging students to attend other schools not on that list. Does that lack of success rub off on students who might otherwise have made it to graduation if they had chosen a different high school?

  2. 2 robdarrow February 16, 2008 at 6:16 am

    Yeah, the problem is that there is no uniform way to count drop outs. However, one drop out is one drop out too many.


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