By National High School Center on 12/3/2012 2:03 PM

For the first time in the United States, all states are reporting their four-year high school graduation rates based on a common, rigorous measure. The U.S. Department of Education released data on November 26 presenting the new rates for school year 2010-2011. The new calculation showed 26 states reporting lower graduation rates, as compared to the previous year, and 24 states with rates that were unchanged or that had increased. …

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By National High School Center on 11/26/2012 10:59 AM

Should we let students who don’t want to be in school dropout and provide them with free programs in community colleges when they are ready to return?

That was the question being debated on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) on November 4, 2012, in which the National High School Center’s Dr. Susan Bowles Therriault, who co-leads the Center’s Early Warning System (EWS) team, joined Peter Bell, former Chair of the Minneapolis …

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By National High School Center on 10/19/2012 11:38 AM

The National High School Center is pleased to announce that the first two Webinars in our free, five-part Early Warning System (EWS) Professional Development Training Series are now available on the National High School Center’s Web site. We’d like to thank everyone who attended the first two events and hope they were useful to your work. The next Webinar training will focus on effectively using EWS reports, and will …

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By National High School Center on 9/18/2012 11:41 AM

The National High School Center’s Early Warning System (EWS) team is pleased to announce a free, five-part Professional Development Training Series to coincide with the start of the 2012-13 school year. Each 30-minute training session will succinctly highlight different elements of the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS) implementation process. Following each training, the EWS team will answer 20 to 30 minutes of questions through a free online …

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By National High School Center on 9/11/2012 5:04 PM

Attendance Works held a Webinar on Wednesday, September 5, entitled Canary in the Coal Mine: Chronic Absence as an Effective Early Warning Indicator. Featuring three panelists, the Webinar addressed chronic absence indicators that can be used to detect when students are off-track, allowing time for interventions to prevent negative outcomes. The Webinar focused on two new research reports,  The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at

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By National High School Center on 9/6/2012 4:08 PM

Everyone is headed back to school, and the National High School Center has a list of resources to support education providers as they encounter truancy issues in their schools, districts, and states. Preventing truancy and keeping students engaged in school is a common challenge faced among schools. The Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance (TA) Center, housed at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and funded by the U.S.

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By Guest Author on 8/30/2012 2:49 PM

While much of the research supporting the use of response to intervention (RTI) is based on elementary school contexts, many high schools are using a tiered approach to support students. In order to explore high school specific implementation questions, the National High School Center has published products discussing how implementation of response to intervention or instruction is unique in high schools (compared to elementary schools), and also has an online

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