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October 15, 2016

[NEW POST] Dropout Prevention: The Power of Blended and Online Credit Recovery

From K12, Inc. themselves…

Did you know 2 out of every 10 students drop out of school? Find out how online and blended learning can make a difference.
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Dropout Prevention: The Power of Blended and Online Credit Recovery
10.13.16. Contributed by: Katherine Anderson, Fuel Education
October is National Dropout Prevention Month

Did you know 2 out of every 10 students drop out of school? This stark reality is the combination of many factors, occurring over several years, which leads to a student’s gradual disengagement from their academic journey until they fall behind and drop out. October is National Dropout Prevention Month—an annual observance designed by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at Clemson® University. The center’s hope is that the month will provide a time to focus on increasing awareness of the long-term effects on students, the economy, and society when students drop out of school. While progress in reducing school dropout rates has been made, the need for greater awareness and better methods of remediation still exist.The effects of dropping out of school are far-reaching…

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Show Your Appreciation to Your Blended Learning Principal
10.6.16. Contributed by: Katherine Anderson, Fuel Education
Many of us in the blended learning world know firsthand that the key to student success is a great school with innovative curriculum, but did you know that the key to a great school is a great principal? In school-based factors affecting student achievement, leadership has been identified as critical to student success, second only to instruction, according to research conducted by the Wallace Foundation. These leading women and men set the tone and direction of a school, inspire teachers and staff’s performance, touch the lives of students, and strengthen communities. They accomplish these remarkable results without requiring thanks or expecting recognition…
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You Should Care About CTE Pathways for Manufacturing
9.26.16. Contributed by: Katherine Anderson, Fuel Education
There are many reasons why you, and your students, should care about the manufacturing industry! Manufacturing employs a remarkably large share of the labor force and produces materials required by consumers and sectors such as national infrastructure and defense. Modern manufacturing contributes to economic growth and raises both the technological stock and skills of a country. It is the backbone of our country and can be a strategic advantage for countries worldwide…
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