Building a Grad Nation

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Take a look at key findings from the BUILDING A GRAD NATION report.

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Colorado Literacy Program Aims To Help Struggling Young Readers

Posted by Erin OToole on

May marks graduation season – a joyous time for most high school seniors anxious to start the next phase of their lives. But this year, thousands of students in Colorado won’t be donning caps and gowns alongside their peers. More than 10,500 students left high school in 2014 without a diploma. 

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Colorado arts education gains momentum, despite recession, report says

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Despite the challenges of the Great Recession, the provision of arts education in Colorado appears to be steadily gaining some steam, according to a new report from Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

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The Role of Parents in Improving School Diversity

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Across America, public-education systems struggle with a lack of racial and economic diversity. How should that factor into families' choices when deciding where to send their children?

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Grant Program Focuses On Colorado’s Troubled Students

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This story looks at an early intervention strategy – Expelled and At-Risk Student Services (EARSS) – at work in Greeley Central High School.

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Ed Advocate Thinks Flexibility Can Fight A 'Dropout System'

Posted by Erin OToole on

Education advocate Steve Dobo would like to see the number of dropouts reach zero. He’s so committed to the idea, he incorporated it into his company name, Zero Dropouts.

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One Student's Experience Dropping Out, And Getting Back In

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When it comes to dropouts, thousands of Colorado High School students are still slipping through the cracks.

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Even With Improvements, Colorado Faces Costs When Kids Don't Graduate

Posted by Erin OToole on

High school dropout rates in Colorado have been falling over the past eight years. State education officials are encouraged by the declines, but acknowledge that more work is needed to address the problem.

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A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

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A new study shows that parents actually show strong preferences for criteria like location and extracurriculars when choosing a school for their children.

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