Lessons Lost: How student churn holds back students and schools

Number 28496
Subject Schools
Source Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Year 2019
Publication Date October 2018 - March 2019
Summary Erin Richards’ reporting launched a massive undertaking by a team at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to obtain and analyze never-before-released state data that tracked student-by-student movement among Wisconsin schools. The data and reporting illustrated not only the extent of student churn in schools -- something that had never been comprehensively tracked through Wisconsin’s public and private schools that accept students on vouchers, and also not tracked nationally -- but also the causes and consequences through the stories of individual families and schools.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
Keywords Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, students, Wisconsin, data, reporting, student churn, schools, education, vouchers, turnover
Related Links https://projects.jsonline.com/news/2018/10/5/high-student-turnover-in-milwaukee-stalls-achievement-despite-reforms.html https://projects.jsonline.com/news/2018/10/5/student-turnover-in-wisconsin-schools.html https://www.jsonline.com/videos/news/education/2018/10/10/what-student-turnover/1571033002/ https://www.jsonline.com/videos/news/education/2018/10/05/one-school-many-faces-turnover-carver-academy/1442792002/ https://www.jsonline.com/videos/news/2018/12/14/video-ednavigator-helps-parents-understand-school-choices-new-orleans/2254994002/
Related Video
Ordering info Want to place an order? Email us or call us at 573-882-3364 (Stories are only available to members of IRE. For membership information, please refer to our membership page)