dropout crisis http://wrvo.org en Closing the gender gap in STEM education http://wrvo.org/post/closing-gender-gap-stem-education <p>In the latest Innovation Trail report for <a href="http://nynow.org/" target="_blank">New York NOW</a>, we're taking a look at STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in the Capital Region. High-tech multinational companies have moved into the area and <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/globalfoundries-announces-23-billion-expansion" target="_blank">they're hiring</a>. Meanwhile some local school districts are struggling with graduation rates around 50 percent. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:43:13 +0000 Marie Cusick 26475 at http://wrvo.org Raising graduation rates will benefit NY economy http://wrvo.org/post/raising-graduation-rates-will-benefit-ny-economy <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>New York State has similar rates of student disengagement as the rest of the nation.</p><p>With dropout rates at almost 30 per cent in New York, the Alliance for Excellent Education warns that this crisis is damaging to the economy as well as the future of individuals.</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:26:47 +0000 Kate O'Connell 26605 at http://wrvo.org Raising graduation rates will benefit NY economy Preventing high school dropouts - in kindergarten? http://wrvo.org/post/preventing-high-school-dropouts-kindergarten <p>The Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) received good news last year: its four-year graduation rate <a href="http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:D48K5gc3tEIJ:www.buffalonews.com/city/schools/article898201.ece%3FarticleId%3D898201%26order%3DDESC%26page%3D4+&amp;cd=6&amp;hl=en&amp;ct=clnk&amp;gl=us" target="_blank">rose by seven percent.</a> Still, nearly half the district’s high school students failed to earn a diploma. The struggling urban school system continues to look for dramatic fixes. This year, the district is starting in kindergarten.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:40:22 +0000 Daniel Robison 26539 at http://wrvo.org Preventing high school dropouts - in kindergarten?