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What is a "drop out factory" and is it still an issue in today's educational space?

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on June 09, 2017


The term "dropout factory" is not new to education, in fact for several years a dropout factory has referred to high schools with a large number of students who did not finish high school or graduate with a diploma. First coined by Robert Balfanz, a researcher at John Hopkins, dropout factories refer to high schools with less than 60 percent graduating seniors when compared to the number of freshman.

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Topics: drop-out factories and graduation, drop-out factories and rate of graduation, dropout factories and rate of graduation, drop out factory and graduation, dropout factory and graduation, dropout factories and graduation

Segregation in schools: a thing of the past?

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on May 26, 2017


More than 60 years ago, a supreme court ruling in the Brown vs. Board of Education determined that "separate educational facilities were inherently unequal" and states established educational opportunities to be "available to all on equal terms." 

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Topics: segregation in schools, segregation study in schools, schools and segregation, current segregation in schools, current school segregation

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