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Strategies to Keep Students in School

Strategies to Keep Students in School

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Published by: Armando Gutierrez on Sep 30, 2012
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Strategies to keep students in school

The Iowa Department of Education has listed the following recommendations to reduce the number of students who drop out of school. The information is from the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University.

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Continually evaluate goals and objectives to create a learning environment that ensures quality education for all students. Provide teacher training and other professional development geared toward working with atrisk youth. Offer early childhood education opportunities. Provide alternative school programs for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Embrace the most innovative technology to engage students. Combine community service with classroom learning. Make school safe for students by dealing with conflict. Provide after-school and summer programs to reduce information loss when students are not in regular school. Collaborate with community groups to garner support for students and schools.

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10. Encourage family members to have direct involvement in a student's education. 11. Offer extra reading and writing assistance to students who academically struggle. 12. Give at-risk students individual attention and create flexibility in the curriculum to meet their needs. 13. Provide one-on-one mentoring. 14. Show students multiple teaching styles and ways to learn and solve problems; teach them to become lifelong learners. 15. Teach students the skills they need to directly enter the work force.

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