Monthly Archives: January 2011

Startling Statistic: America’s World Ranking – Graduation Rate

■ US ranked 19th in graduation rate - America’s high school graduation rate ranks 19th in the world. (Forty years ago, we were first.) Source: Strong American Schools Share this:EmailFacebook

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Startling Statistic: 1 in 4 High School Students

■ 1/4 high school students don’t graduate on time – More than a quarter of high school freshmen fail to graduate from high school on time. Source: Strong American Schools Share this:EmailFacebook

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Quotable: Authentic, High Energy Experiences

“We create opportunities where students and professionals tackle real issues together and actually make a difference. Think authentic. Think high energy. Think passion. We have some of the best professional talent worldwide working as mentors in our program.” —David Neils, … Continue reading

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Student Attitudes

Nearly 60 percent of students in grades 9-12 have either taken a course online or are interested in doing so. Getting extra help in a subject is the most popular reason students in grades 6-8 would consider taking a class … Continue reading

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Quotable: Dream Tools

“I am currently mentoring a Louisiana high school senior in a Senior Level Education Plan project. One challenge I encountered was difficulty locating cinematography professionals willing to answer a high school student’s ‘real-world’ career interview questions. To address this challenge, I’m working … Continue reading

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