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Drop Out Crisis

Cause and Effect: The High Cost of High School Dropouts

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

While high school dropout percentages in the U.S. are much lower today than they were a few decades ago, there is still a lot of room for improvement. How does every student who does not earn a high school diploma hurt society as a whole?

This School Problem Belongs to All of Us

Andrew Hauptman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Andrew Hauptman

If you know in advance that you are going to make a significant return on an investment, how do you not invest? And when that investment is in kids' lives, we have a remarkable opportunity to impact a generation -- and a moral obligation to do so.

Drop Outs

Nuvia Martinez | Posted 05.26.2012 | Good News
Nuvia Martinez

Something that really made a difference in my life was having the support from my teacher and mentors at Central High School. Maybe if more young people had supportive adults around them then they wouldn't give up so easily.

Black History Month: Honoring The Collective Effort For Change

Max Klau | Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact
Max Klau

February is Black History Month -- a chance to remember, honor, and celebrate the myriad of gifts that African Americans have given to America and the...

City Year -- An Education Solution at Work in Detroit

Jenna Moritz | Posted 01.17.2012 | Detroit
Jenna Moritz

Detroit is being called the epicenter of the urban public education crisis. At City Year Detroit, young adult leaders are helping turn around the very real dropout crisis.

Going, Going, Gone

Elliot Washor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elliot Washor

About one million students leave school every year without a high school diploma, mostly because of academic problems, disinterest, behavior, and family issues. So, how do schools have to change to reduce dropouts?