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Dropout Prevention

Learn about programs and share ideas to support at-risk students and keep all young people in school.

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Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

Anne O'Brien shares research and resources for helping secondary students stay in school.

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3 Methods To Motivate the Unmotivated

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5 Epiphanies for Reaching the Unreachable Learner

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Strategies for Reaching Apathetic Students

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Strategies for Reaching Apathetic Students

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That "Aha!" Moment of College or Career Readiness

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How YES Prep Prepares Students for College and Beyond

A focus on college preparation for all students helps get them to four-year schools.

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Wild kids. Demanding administrators. The NCLB. Preparing for the rigors of the classroom requires learning from a master teacher.

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A Statewide Approach: Helping Kids Stay in School

This Wisconsin program helps lower the high-school dropout rate while giving kids hope for their future.

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Lesson 5: Organization and Staffing

See the organizational structure for running an after-school AfterZone program.

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One district counteracts the problems masked by growing independence and diminished teacher contact with aggressive outreach to keep high school students and families engaged in education.

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Awash in a Sea of Misinformation: Charter School Myths and Realities

By confronting the myths of charter schools (monolithic entity, private ownership, failed experiments), we can examine why they exist and how to evaluate them individually.

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Model Online Learning Programs From Across the U.S.

Virtual schools are transforming students' experiences nationwide, as spotlighted these standout examples from the Edutopia archives.

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