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School Dropout Rate Among Tribals Remains High

Certain things never seem to change. The fate of tribal students who have to stop their formal education midway still remains the same, even after …

Gujarat Has Highest Reduction In Women Enrolment In Higher Education

Women constitute 48% of Indian population as per 2011 census but make up only 6 million of the 14 million students (42%) enrolled in higher education.<p>…

Higher Education

Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic (2014)

<i>The Average Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) shows an 81 percent rate.</i><p><b>Awareness, Accountability, Answering the Call</b><p>These substantial increases have …

Education

What's Driving Dropout Rate For Black, Latino Men?

A new report says barely half of Latino and Black men graduate from high school in four years. Host Michel Martin discusses the dropout rate and what's being done about it. She speaks with John H. Jackson of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, and Pilar Montoya of the Society of Hispanic …

Coached Through College: Professional Motivators Decrease Dropout Rates

When she became the first person in her family to graduate from college, Virginia Hughes invited the three people she credited most with getting her …

Dropout Redemption: Online Courses Can Increase College Graduation Rates

This Saturday, I will graduate from the University of South Dakota, nearly 16 years since I started there. I’d dropped out in 2001 because of a missing calculus class.<p>My dropout story is unusual in some ways — I was a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter for nine years, got a master’s from Columbia …

High School Dropout Rates: A Crisis?

It seems that the phrase "high school dropout" is often accompanied with the word "crisis." Depending who you ask, kids everywhere are giving up on education before they obtain a diploma and the situation has never been worse.<p>But is it really that bad? Is the state of the high school dropout rate …

L.A., other California cities have some of the worst teen job rates

Teenagers throughout the nation are having a tougher time finding work opportunities, but few are finding it more difficult than those living in the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Ana region.<p>The details come from a gloomy report released Friday by the Brookings Institution titled "The Plummeting …

375 desks block traffic outside LAUSD office in dropout-rate protest

It was a surreal scene for some, a traffic headache for others, as demonstrators set up 375 desks in neat rows Tuesday on the street in front of the headquarters of the Los Angeles Unified School District.<p>The stunt's organizers said desks represented the roughly 375 students who dropped out of L.A. …

Higher Accountability for College Dropout Rates

There are a lot of metrics in place that gauge the effectiveness of P-12 schooling in the U.S. and shine a particularly bright light on public schools, particularly when they are failing students. Dropout rates are just one of the factors taken into account when these numbers are calculated and …

California's graduation rate tops 80% for the first time

The high school graduation rate in California has topped 80% for the first time in state history, officials announced Monday.<p>While disparities remain based on students' racial, socioeconomic and English-language skills, strides in the state's graduation and dropout rates mirror trends nationwide, …

Dropout Rates in LAUSD, Well, Dropping

Venice High School's numbers mimic the district's averages. Amino Venice Charter does a bit better.<p>The dropout rate among Los Angeles Unified School …

SDUSD Has Lowest Dropout Rate Among Similarly Sized Urban Districts

The state Department of Education's annual report on graduation and dropout rates showed that San Diego Unified's dropout rate was 5.2 percent last …

State's High School Grad Rate Climbs Again; Sonoma County Bests State Average

California's high school graduation rate increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row, according to data released today by the state's Department …

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A Brain Injury Turned A Regular Guy Into A Mathematical Genius

Padgett, a furniture salesman from Tacoma, Washington, who had very little interest in academics, developed the ability to visualize complex mathematical objects and physics concepts intuitively. The injury, while devastating, seems to have unlocked part of his brain that makes everything in his …

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How good is your mathematical sense of humour? Quiz | Simon Singh

Several writers on The Simpsons have advanced degrees in mathematics in addition to their unparalleled sense of humour. Can you match their combination of nerdiness and comic skills?<p><i>For the correct answers, and explanations, click here</i><p>Why did 5 eat 6?<p>Because 1, 2, 3<p>Because 7, 8, 9<p>Because 5 predates …

Mathematical Logic for Computer Science 3rd Edition, Kindle Edition

<i>Mathematical Logic for Computer Science</i> is a mathematics textbook with theorems and proofs, but the choice of topics has been guided by the needs of …

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The German Lifeguard Association (DLRG) has made a direct connection between children getting into difficulty in the water and parents being too busy …

Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

KentuckyFC (1144503) writes <i>"One of the most profound advances in science in recent years is the way researchers from a variety of fields are</i> …

Science Weekly podcast: the mathematics of sport

This week <b>Alok Jha</b> meets <b>John D Barrow</b>, professor of mathematical science at the University of Cambridge and author of Mathletics.<p>In this extended interview Alok and John discuss the science of sport, from Wimbledon to the Tour De France, from track and field to aquatics. In the midst of the summer …

A-level results show rise in science, mathematics and Spanish entries

Students are shunning media studies for the sciences and economics, A-level results figures show.<p>The number of students sitting economics exams this summer rose by 7.45%, while chemistry (up 5.25%), further mathematics (4.52%) and Spanish (4.08%) also had more entries.<p>The sciences accounted for …

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