Cali Center, Inc.
|Posted on April 10, 2016 at 9:55 AM||comments (9036)|
During summer vacation, many students lose knowledge and skills. By the end of the summer, students perform, on average, one month behind where they left off in the spring. Of course, not all students experience "average" losses. Summer learning loss disproportionately affects low-income students. While all students lose some ground in mathematics, low-income students lose more ground in reading, while their higher-income peers may even gain. Most disturbing is that t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 25, 2016 at 11:35 AM||comments (737)|
On school days, the hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex.
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Teens who do not participate in afterschool programs are nearly three times more likely to skip classes than teens who do participate. They are also three times more likely to use marijuana or other drugs, and they are more likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and engage in sexual activity.
Parents with children in afterschool pro...
|Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:05 PM||comments (1135)|
High schools are not preparing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel after graduation. Only 1 in 4 high school students graduate college-ready in the 4 core subjects of English, Reading, Math and Science.
|Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:05 PM||comments (557)|
In schools made up of 75% or more low-income students, there are 3 times the number of out-of-field teachers than in wealthier school districts.
|Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM||comments (633)|
In the workplace, 85% of current jobs and 90% of new jobs require some or more college or post-secondary education.
|Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM||comments (1031)|
Teacher quality is one of the most significant factors related to student achievement. In the U.S., 14% of new teachers resign by the end of their first year, 33% leave within their first 3 years, and almost 50% leave by their 5th year.
|Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM||comments (719)|
A 3rd grade student who reads at the appropriate reading level compared to a 3rd grade student who does not is 4 times more likely to graduate by age 19. Furthermore, a student living in poverty is 13 times less likely to graduate on time.
|Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM||comments (1723)|
If the 1.3 million dropouts from the Class of 2010 had graduated, the nation would have seen $337 billion more in earnings over the course of the students’ lifetimes.
|Posted on January 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM||comments (688)|
1.3 million high school students don't graduate on time yearly. States with highest rates (80-89%) are Wisconsin, Iowa, Vermont, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. States with lowest (less than 60%) are Nevada, New Mexico, Louisiana, Georgia and S. Carolina
|Posted on January 18, 2016 at 2:55 PM||comments (1603)|
97% of low-income students rely on school for Internet access, but 40 million students do not have high-speed Internet in school.