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What Does It Take to Win the Battle Against Girls Dropping Out of School? One Cambodian Girl Will Make Us Think Twice

Sothy Eng | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Sothy Eng

Preventing girls from dropping out is not a simple task. It requires concerted efforts from different stakeholders with appropriate resources to win the battle for girls' education. When resources are unavailable or removed from the school, then girls like Kong pay the price.

Unforgettable Lessons From the Science of Life

Madenjit Singh | Posted 05.24.2015 | Education
Madenjit Singh

In 1984, as a Malaysian school dropout, the fifth of twelve children, I was humiliated because I couldn't afford milk for my own two children. This caused a very strong sadness in my heart, but that year I learned about positive thinking and mind science.

The Power of Youth Voice

John Gomperts | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
John Gomperts

Youth voice has always been vital to social and political change in America. From the civil rights marches in Selma that we remember this month to recent presidential elections, youth voice has the power to change the course of the nation.

Rising to the Italy

Christina Pacella | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Christina Pacella

Ten year old Piero ( imaginary name) wakes up every morning at six a.m. He washes his hands and face, brushes his teeth, combs his hair, gets dressed and rushes down the stairs.

The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment to help every child succeed.

Back to School - Or Not? Five Reasons to Consider Learning Without Schooling for Your Teen

Catherine Gobron | Posted 10.11.2014 | Education
Catherine Gobron

Here we are in August and teens across the country are getting ready to go back to school. Some of them are looking forward to it. And some are not....

WATCH: Why Employers Can't Find Workers While 75 Million Youth Are Jobless

Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. ...

Joy Resmovits

Too Cool For School? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Shawn Brody is a high school dropout -- he just didn't see the point in all that school. Now 24, Brody crashes with his dad in Brooklyn...

College: Drop Out or Stay In?

Sierra | Posted 12.05.2012 | College

By the time she arrived in Kenya, between her freshman and sophomore years at Princeton, Eden Full had already done the kind of hands-on work that can make a smart, ambitious student wonder whether getting a college degree is all that necessary.

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.

Can a Standardized Test Trump the High School Diploma at Predicting Job Readiness?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.19.2012 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

17 year-old Ana Diaz got her first ever job after taking the WorkKeys Assessment. Photo:Brett Myers/Youth Radio By: Sayre Quevedo According the US ...

America's Public Schools: Still Unequal And Unjust

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The struggle to make sure a quality education is available to every child -- and not just a privilege for a few -- is the unfinished and critical business before the nation for it will determine America's future place on the global stage in a rapidly changing competitive world.

Expert Says "College Ready For All" Will Not Solve Dropout Crisis

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Could being on the high school football team prepare you just as well for the workplace as taking an advanced placement class? By forci...

Teaching In The Young Lions' Lair

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Young Latinos Vital To Reaching National College Degree Attainment Goals | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

Daniel Perez narrowly avoided the fate of navigating his young life armed with only a high school diploma. His family had emigrated from Mexico whe...

Grandpa And Grandson Prove It's Never Too Late To Earn GED

WCF Courier | Andrew Wind | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

WATERLOO -- Bob Speed is finally getting his GED, more than 50 years after dropping out of high school. The 70-year-old Dunkerton man will be joined ...

Lessons on a Balanced College Life Learned by a Dropout

Sam Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sam Raushenbush

I now find myself in a position that many Americans find themselves in today, working a low-paying job, trying to pay all the bills.

Droppin' Out: The Real American Crisis

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

For too many years Americans have fought against things: communism, drugs, poverty. Isn't it time to fight for something?