Report reveals special education graduation rate gap Dothan Eagle
U.S. Department of Education data shows that for 2011-2012, the state had an overall graduation rate of 75 percent, while special education students had a graduation rate of 54 percent – a 21-point achievement gap. However, this was a large improvement from the previous year, where the overall graduation rate was 72 percent and the graduation rate for special education students was 30 percent.
Local Educators Weigh In on Longer School Day and Year Barista Kids
Dr. Concetta Donvito, director of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal in the Center of Pedagogy, which focuses on promoting the renewal of schools and educating educators, said the quality of teaching and the material taught to students are more important than number of hours spent in class and referred to a 2012 report on expanded school learning.
Single-Sex Education Does Not Improve Girls' Self-Esteem, Math Achievement: STUDY The Huffington Post
Study results released this week by the American Psychological Association found that students do not perform better in math, science or verbal subjects when they attend single-sex schools, or single-sex classes within coeducational schools. The research, which analyzed 55 years worth of data, refutes theories that adolescent girls thrive when separated from boys, and that boys perform better when they have a curriculum specifically tailored to them.
Diverse Group of Funders Strive to Improve Children's Health & Learning by Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning into Classroom Instruction PR Newswire
"Too many people view social and emotional learning (SEL) as an add-on to be taught when time allows for it," said Developmental Studies Center President Frank Snyder. "But, research has shown that when SEL is fully integrated into academic instruction, schools see improved educational outcomes and more conducive environments for critical thinking and collaboration.