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?. WHY Early College. A National Perspective. ?. WHY DECA. A Local Perspective. Out of every 100 ninth graders. 68 will graduate from high school. 38 will enter college. 28 are enrolled in their sophomore year. Only 17 will graduate from college. Adapted from KnowledgeWorks.

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Why early college

?

WHY

Early College. . .

A National Perspective


Why early college

?

WHY

DECA

A Local Perspective


Why early college

Out of every 100 ninth graders . . .


Why early college

68 will graduate from high school


Why early college

38 will enter college


28 are enrolled in their sophomore year

28 are enrolled in their sophomore year


Only 17 will graduate from college

Only 17 will graduate from college

Adapted from KnowledgeWorks


Why early college

2002 Bachelors Degrees Earned

74.6% White

6.4% Hispanic

9% African-American


Why early college

Poverty Shapes Education


Why early college

74% of the adultchildrenof high school dropouts are low income.

16% of the adult children of parents with some college are low income.


Why early college

Being poor far outweighs

race/ethnicity, family structure

and other factors as causes of

cognitive disadvantage.

Mass. Insight Education & Research Institute


Why early college

School poverty level more strongly

related to achievement than individual

family poverty

  • Less Engaged

  • Put force less effort

  • Have lower aspirations


Why early college

High Poverty Schools…the perfect storm

  • Poverty undercuts children’s readiness to learn

  • The influence of the neighborhoods

  • The schools themselves are dysfunctional

  • Teacher inequality / teacher turnover


Why early college

One in eight Ohio teachers

in high-poverty elementary schools

is not highly qualified, compared with

one in fifty in low-minority schools.


Why early college

Failing, high-poverty schools need much

more than incremental change. They need

fundamental rethinking on all the ways

they serve their high-needs students.

Mass. Insight Education & Research Institute


Why early college

Whyhas so little fundamental change

occurred in failing schools?

  • Lack of leverage

  • Lack of capacity

  • Lack of exemplars

  • Lack of public will


Why early college

marginal change = marginal results


Why early college

BoldAction


Why early college

  • DECAblends

  • high school & college curriculum


Why early college

Early College Movement

  • Over 200 schools

  • 24 states

  • Over 50,000 students


Why early college

  • Start up grants received from high profile foundations

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • W.M. Kellogg

  • Ford Foundation


Why early college

Focus on Where

We Can Make a Difference

DECA Phases of Development

Transitions to Mobilize Resources

Imagining Incubating Demonstrating Sustainability

Credit todaytondevelopment coalition


Why early college

The

DECA

REPORT CARD


Why early college

DECA Students

have earned over

3,500

College Credits


Why early college

32 DECA students

graduated in 2007

(first graduating class)

All 32 enrolled

in college


Why early college

The 32 students

received more than

2 Million Dollars

in scholarships and grants.


Why early college

  • 75% of the students

  • are returning to the same college next year.

75% of the students

returned for their

second year


Why early college

48 DECA students graduated Spring 2008

ALL 48 DECA Graduates were accepted by colleges


Why early college

  • 75% of the students

  • are returning to the same college next year.

93% of the students

returned for their

second year


Why early college

DECA students

have completed

1000+ Job Shadows

207 Internships

All with

local Dayton businesses


Why early college

DECA students have volunteered

14,000+ Hours

of Community Service to the Dayton Area


Why early college

Named one of the

5 Most Innovative

High Schools

in the country

- WestEd, 2004


Why early college

?

WHAT

have we LEARNED


Why early college

readiness to LEARN

readiness to TEACH

readiness to ACT


Why early college

Relationships


Why early college

Increasing Rigor


Power of place

Power of Place


Why early college

Students need more time to study


Why early college

…even on Friday Night


Why early college

Peer Paid Tutors


Why early college

High Stakes Preparation


Why early college

Corporate Etiquette


Why early college

Real Results


Why early college

Tremayne Hogue

  • 2nd child born to teenage parents

  • Often wrote about the challenges of

  • Growing up in section 8 housing

  • Graduated from DECA with 8 college credits

  • Completed Summer Internship WPAFB

  • Freshman

    • University of Dayton

    • Engineering


Why early college

Alyse Pennington

  • Oldest child born to teenage mother

  • Chronically homeless as a child

  • Becomes maternal figure to younger siblings

  • when mother abandons family and stepfather

  • Is diagnosed with cancer

  • Graduated from DECA and Sinclair

  • Freshman

    • Miami University

    • Double Major

    • English Education / Technical Writing


Why early college

Christina Council

  • Culturally diverse upbringing

  • Father dies of cancer during High School

  • Graduates from DECA and Sinclair

  • University of Dayton

  • Double Major

  • Finance and Marketing

  • On track for Honors Diploma

  • Projected UD Graduation in 2 ½ Years

  • Summer 08 NCR Internship offers employment


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