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It's All About Race

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

The intersection of the criminal justice and education systems works very well to police the boundaries of caste in this country. Just look at Ferguson, Missouri, or Chicago, or New York City or Milwaukee. Or Baltimore.

This School District Is Punishing Students In Tiny Isolation Rooms

AP | Steven K. Paulson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents

DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study...

3 Solutions to the High School Dropout Crisis

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.20.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Bleak numbers surround the national high school dropout rate. Many of society's other problems -- like unemployment, poverty and overcrowded prisons -- can all be linked back to the individual decision to quit high school.

Is the U.S. Dropout Rate Really a Crisis?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Depending who you ask, kids everywhere are giving up on education before they obtain a diploma and the situation has never been worse. But is it really that bad?

Black Elementary Students Are Absent At Alarming Rate In This State

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Black elementary schoolchildren in California were chronically truant and faced suspension from school at disproportionately high r...

Shutting Down the School to Prison Pipeline

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Sadly, over half of black young men who attend urban high schools do not earn a diploma. Of the dropouts, nearly 60 percent will go to prison at some ...

Joy Resmovits

America On Track To Make High School Graduation Goals For First Time | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Despite the constantly gloomy rhetoric about the state of America's schools, U.S. students are steadily improving by at least one metric -- for the fi...

Joy Resmovits

High School Grad Rate Hits Record High | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Teen

More U.S. high school students than ever are graduating on time, according to new information released by the research arm of the U.S. Education Depar...

WATCH LIVE: Sept. 22 Is American Graduate Day

Posted 09.22.2012 | Education

From American Graduate: September 22, 2012 is American Graduate Day, a multi- platform event featuring a live television broadcast, radio playlist ...

Anthonia Akitunde

Thinking About Going Back To School? Read This First | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.17.2012 | Fifty

Geraldine Johnson, 64, is unemployed after paying $60,000 for a master's degree. She lives on $1,034 in Social Security and in December will begin paying $400 of that toward her student loans.

Gene Demby

Obama's New Initiative For Black Students | Gene Demby | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

Tonight President Obama is set to announce a new initiative meant to help more African American students finish high school and graduate from college...

Joy Resmovits

NEA's Dennis Van Roekel: We Can't Accept Unqualified Teachers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself. "Instead of waiting for someone to tel...

Joy Resmovits

Chronic Absenteeism Hurts Millions Of Students | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education

Danet Robaina-Cline, an attendance counselor at Chaparral High, considers her school lucky. Like other schools in Las Vegas, a city reeling from th...

Increasing the Graduation Rate Quickly, Cheaply and For Real

David Bloomfield | Posted 04.20.2012 | Education
David Bloomfield

A relatively quick, cheap, and instructionally legitimate change to state law could raise graduation rates without lowering standards.

Chicago Charter Schools: 1 In 10 Students Transfer Out

Catalyst Chicago | By Sarah Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's almost 8:21 a.m. at Gary Comer College Prep Charter, nearly a minute after the morning bell. On this sunny day, Principal James Troupis stands in...

Can Glee Club Reduce Dropout Rates?

Mother Jones | Zina Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

It's 8 a.m., and Mission High School choir director Steven Hankle is about to start class. Soul and hip-hop tunes play softly in the background while ...

Dropouts Down But Minority Communities Still At Stark Disadvantage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"Dropout factory" high schools may be on the decline in United States but for minority communities, the good news may not apply. A report released Tue...