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.
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New Hampshire has been recognized for its innovative use of data collection and analysis as the key to unlocking the dropout problem. In their program model titled Achievement in dropout Prevention and Excellence (APEX II), participating high schools are developing dynamic data collection systems at the school level.
While some students drop out because of significant academic challenges, most dropouts are students who could have, and believe they could have, succeeded in school.
This powerpoint presentation describes the following three stepts to reducing dropouts: 1) understand the dropout problem in your community, 2) build an early warning, prevention, and intervention system, 3) involve the community.
“Think:Kids is a program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) which has its roots in what was originally known as The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Institute. The CPS Institute was established in 2002 under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry at MGH and under the direction of Dr. Ross Greene and Dr. Stuart Ablon.
This one-pager gives concrete strategies that can be easily implemented in a classroom to accommodate students who may be having difficulty processing language and/or verbal directions.Helpful Classroom Strategies for Students with Language-Auditory Processing Disorder
This article is chapter out of a book titled “Educator's Guide to Preventing and Solving Discipline Problems” by Mark Boynton and Christine Boynton.
This article by Samantha Cleaver, is about teaching students with mixed abilities. It discusses the challenges and gives strategies that can help educators meet the academic and behavioral needs of all students in their classroom.
The Khan Academy is an educational video library. All videos are free but it does require creating an account. Videos can be used for students with language processing issues.
By H. Richard Milner IV, of Harvard Education Press. This article talks about the importance of strong teacher-student relationships, especially in times or trauma or conflict to maximize learning opportunities through micro and classroom level opportunities.
This article offers strategies to address behavior issues that can arise in the classroom. It features 10 concrete strategies educators can use to address students behavioral needs through “academic management”.
Written by Elizabeth A. Mizerek, from the National Association of School Psychologists, this article talks about the background, characteristics and developmental issues of students living without a home.
An excerpt from “Choosing Democracy: A Practical Guide to Multicultural Education” by Duane E. Campbell that discusses the necessity of creating a safe environment for students in order for them to matriculate, learn, take risks and ultimately reach their goals.
This website features links to videos with physical activities for Middle – High School students that stimulate the brain and give a break so that learning can continue.