From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this reasearch based approach to improving education serves to ensure that ALL students graduate from high school ready to succeed in college. Teachers can read about the strategy, areas of focus and ways to improve learning, and innovation. This is one of the most recent and relevant resources for improving graduation statistics.
Are your students prepared to compete for high-level, 21st-century jobs? This resource describes the top 5 skills needed for students to be successful as they enter the workforce. This would be another great resource for middle school teachers to use so that students are well prepared heading to high school.
This is an amazing, year by year guide for both high school students AND teachers. There are printable guides for each year of high school which act as both a checklist and what to expect the next school year. This service is completely free and both students AND teachers can sign up for a private account.
A great resource to share with your students to make sure they are ahead of the rest when graduation time comes. The teacher who shared this resource with me said she uses this as a checklist for her students and gives bonus points for each tip they complete before graduation.
This K-12 research report is a must read for any teacher preparing high school students for graduation. Middle school teachers as well could benefit from reading this report. Page three of this report lists career clusters, and what types of classes student entering these careers should take in high school. Pages 6-11 highlight educator implications and school-based levers for change.