Number of unique resources found: 21
Description: This Urban Institute report looks at policies and funding streams that could help states and communities replicate and expand alternative learning opportunities for out-of-school youth.
Description: The US Army has partnered with the Ad Council to develop a public service advertising campaign to demonstrate the importance of staying in school and obtaining a high school diploma. The site provides links to resources for mentoring programs, homework help, studying for college exams, applying for financial aid, and cultural and community groups for support and information about issues affecting youth. This site is available in English and Spanish.
Description: Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Hispanic Dropout Project's mission is to shed light on this national crisis, to produce concrete analyses and syntheses, and to recommend actions that can be taken at all levels in order to reduce the nation's dropout rate of Hispanic youth. The site includes a variety of reports and publications.
Description: The Cool Spot is a research-based alcohol prevention Web site for youth aged 11-13. Using vivid graphics, popular Japanese-inspired animation, and interactive games, The Cool Spot delivers vital messages about underage drinking risks and ways to resist peer pressure.
Description: A fact sheet about bullying and its effect on student learning.
Description: A fact sheet about homeless children and youth.
Description: National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Newsletter covering the topic of family engagement.
Description: The National High School Center, based at the American Institutes for Research, provides the latest research,user-friendly tools and products, and high-quality technical assistance on high school improvement issues.
Description: “In this article, we summarize knowledge on the health benefits of high school graduation and discuss the pathways by which graduating from high school contributes to good health. We examine strategies for reducing school dropout rates with a focus on interventions that improve school completion rates by improving students’ health. Finally, we recommend actions health professionals can take to reframe the school dropout rate as a public health issue and to improve school completion rates in the United States.”
Description: The NDPC/N is a national resource center for the study of dropout rates and offer strategies for prevention. It is a clearinghouse of information as well as sponsoring research projects, publications and conferences.
Description: The National Center for Education Statistics has released the Projections of Education Statistics to 2021. The publication includes statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools for the past 14 years and projections to 2021.
Author: Cox, Ron (1 more by this author)
Description: Since Latina/os are the fastest growing minority group in the U.S., and Latina/o youth drop out at higher rates than do youth from other ethnic groups, there is a high probability that these depressing statistics will only get worse if nothing is done to curb this trend. Currently, Latina/os represent approximately 20% of the K-12 population. However, some estimates suggest that by the year 2050 Latina/o youth will represent 50% of the U.S. K-12 population. Dropout has enormous implications for the U.S. at every level. It reduces U.S. ability to be competitive in the Global market, increases the costs of social services, reduces tax revenues, extends the cycle of poverty to future generations, and increases human suffering.
Description: The National Dropout Prevention Center has identified 15 effective strategies that have the most positive impact on the dropout rate. These strategies have been implemented successfully at all education levels and environments throughout the nation.
Author: Luna, Nora
Description: Nora Luna, Studies looking at identity show that mainstream institutions usually do not build on the cultural strengths of youth. Explore how to shift the view from a deficit perspective and focus on cultural wealth. Hear an overview of how a Community Cultural Wealth framework was used to develop and implement a school dropout prevention program for Latina/o middle school students.
Description: This report the clear link between teen pregnancy and dropping out of school and highlights what a number of communities across the United States are doing to directly confront these issues.
Description: The high school dropout crisis in the United States is a problem with far-reaching economic and social effects, not only for the individuals who dropout, but also for society. The national graduation rate in 2009 is estimated at 69%, however there are significant differences among youth ethnic groups. The National Dropout Prevention Center has identified 15 effective strategies for dropout prevention applicable to community organizations and programs; that work is discussed here.
Description: This report examines the lower GED attainment rates, as well as the labor force outcomes (including employment rates and median earnings), of Hispanic high school dropouts, GED recipients and high school graduates.
Author: Lopez, Mark
Description: This report examines the gap between the high value Latinos place on education and their lower aspirations to finish college.
Description: This report, published by the American Association of Community Colleges, describes its project in partnership with The National Campaign in which six colleges created content and materials to address pregnancy planning, prevention, and healthy relationships through courses and on-campus, peer-to-peer service learning. The report provides evaluation results, replication tips, resources, and lessons learned from the colleges, along with compelling reasons and new data for why other colleges should offer this information to improve retention and help students achieve their educational goals.
Description: Preventing youth from dropping out requires a comprehensive approach that deals with the myriad issues students face at home, at school and in the community, argue the authors of this indicator brief. The authors propose five strategies for reducing the dropout rate.
Description: In 2005, Asian/Pacific Islander students in grades four and eight were the least likely to have missed three or more days of school. American Indian students were the most likely to have missed three or more days of school and Hispanic, non-Hispanic black, and non-Hispanic white students fell in the middle.