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2016 ACS Student Enrollment Data Summary

Over 5,900,000 of school-age children in the United States are not attending a school. The American Community Survey collected data that estimated the number of students, from age 3-17, who are not attending any kind of school. These data are collected by the US Census Bureau and we believe it is used for the UNESCO […]

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Chronic Absentee Rates in US by School and District

Where Chronic Student Absence is a Problem and Strategies to Make Progress: https://brook.gs/2CoRl6V Brookings published an informative article that identifies the chronic absenteeism of every US school district and school using an interactive map. This article also suggests strategies to addressing chronic absenteeism.  A logistic regression analysis identified the following four predictive sixth grade early warning […]

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Atlanta Principal Utilizes Volunteer Attorneys to Keep Kids in School

CBS news story describes a volunteer attorney program aiding parents in low income housing by addressing wrongful evictions and deplorable conditions. Last year 20 evictions from 81 cases were stopped. Turnover dropped from 40% to 25% in one year.  Standardized test scores rose 50% in one year. Students were attending school and becoming “Students of […]

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Latest ACS Data

Over 5,900,000 of school-age children in the United States are not attending a school. The American Community Survey collected data that estimated the number of students, from age 3-17, who are not attending any kind of school. These data are collected for the US Census Bureau and we believe it is used for the UNESCO […]

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Apr
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Chronic Absenteeism

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, has published a study on the chronic absenteeism in US high schools. This report is very relevant  to one of WEF-USA’s focus areas of identifying students who are not attending school. The abstract for the report states: “The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA; 2015) requires states […]

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Aug
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2015 ACS Data on School Enrollment in USA

Over 5,600,000 of school-age children in the United States are not attending a school. The American Community Survey collected data that estimated the number of students, from age 3-17, who are not attending any kind of school. These data are collected for the US Census Bureau and we believe it is used for the UNESCO […]

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21
May
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Why Aren’t Millions of Students in School

The results from a recent UNESCO study are very disappointing to us. UNESCO has been a driving force in promoting the betterment of underdeveloped countries throughout the world. One of UNESCO’s programs was the establishment of Sustainable Development Goals(SDG), which included education of children as well as economic considerations. As part of assessing the status […]

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Sep
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Ton Duif Presentation at 2016 NAESP Conference

HOW MANY CHILDREN IN US AND THE WORLD ARE NOT GOING TO SCHOOL? Ton Duif, President of World Education Forum, presented current statistics on children not attending school in a WEF-USA session entitled “What is really happening to children, to schools and in countries around the world?” at the 2016 NAESP Conference in Washington DC. […]

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Presentation at National Association of Elementary School Principals

Presentation at National Association of Elementary School Principals WEF-USA will present a session at the 2016 NAESP Annual Conference being held in National Harbor, MD. on July 7th (1:45 – 3:00 pm) in Gaylord Convention Center, Potomac 3. The session is titled “Education for Every Child: Connecting Educators and Schools Around the World.” Darrell Rud, […]

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Jul
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Education in Ethiopia

At the 2016 meeting of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, a session will be held discussing the status of the World Education Forum and its counterpart in the United States, the World Education Forum-USA. The following videos were provided by Michael Schooler to share a perspective of education at two schools in Ethiopia. […]

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