This article stresses the importance of providing at-risk students with adequate support in order to keep them engaged in school. The drop-out problem is a serious one that needs to be addressed. This article also suggests some approaches including individualized support that will help at-risk students make a positive connection in the school setting.Source:
Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Great Schools, June 23, 2018Description:
"Providing at-risk students with adequate support has been one of the nation’s biggest and most unyielding educational challenges. Every year, one in five high school students drop out before graduating, and for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds, the numbers are even higher. There is little controversy about the value of intervening with at-risk students. A wealth of research has shown that students who are at-risk of failing academically or who are otherwise struggling benefit greatly from a variety of extra supports, from one-on-one tutoring, to emotional counseling services, to small group advisories."Read the full article here!