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High School Dropout Rate

This Is Why 12 Percent Of High School Graduates Don't Go To College

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.29.2014 | College

By the age of 26, just 12 percent of high school graduates have failed to enroll in a two or four-year college. Of this 12 percent, many are male, fro...

A Black Male With A Degree And A White High School Grad Have The Same Chances Of Getting A Job

Posted 06.27.2014 | Black Voices

Several studies have pointed out the evident racial achievement gap but recent research has revealed a sad truth -- an African-American male with an a...

20 Percent Of Teens Don't Graduate High School; Here's What Their Lives Are Like

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

While the Department of Education touts research that American high schools have reached an 80 percent graduation rate, a new report out this week fro...

Arne Duncan, All-Star Ambassador for 80 Percent Graduation Rate

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As the K-12 landscape continues to evolve to meet the needs of a growingly diverse group of learners, educators must be ready to adjust and help students reach their full potentials, starting with the basic right of an earned high school diploma.

Volunteers Go Door-To-Door Encouraging Teens To Return To School

Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

A group of 40 volunteers led by Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 Superintendent Cynthia Wilson went door-to-door throughout the South Carolin...

Louisiana School Kicks Girls Out Who Test Positive On Mandatory Pregnancy Test

Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

One Louisiana public school's no-nonsense approach to preventing teen pregnancy is "in blatant violation of federal law and the U.S. Constitution," th...

Is the Church Saving Souls and Losing Students?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Churches and other communities of faith in cities where the dropout rates are fifty percent or higher must recognize that students in our congregations are not exempt from this crisis.

It's Deeper Than You Think

Elliot Washor | Posted 04.03.2012 | Education
Elliot Washor

Many students drop out because of academic failure, behavioral problems, and life issues, but many more students stay in school but drop out in their heads, gradually disengaging from what the schools have to offer.

WATCH: Student Journalist Investigates High School Dropout Crisis

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

"I'm dropping out" are words spoken by roughly a quarter of American high school students. Every nine seconds, an American high school student beco...

WATCH: LeBron James Addresses High School Dropout Crisis In New PSA

Posted 01.10.2012 | Black Voices

One high school student drops out every twenty-six seconds, a statistic LeBron James says he was determined not to be a part of in a new public servic...

Hispanic Students Have Highest High School Dropout Rates

Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices

Utah's State Office of Education is concerned about the growing number of dropouts in the state's high schools, the largest percentage of which are Hi...

WATCH: John Legend Joins Forces With Education Advocacy Group

Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

Music artist John Legend has joined nonprofit development and training organization Stand for Children to support a movement working toward improved p...

We Must Support the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe

Sen. Mary Landrieu | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Sen. Mary Landrieu

We must fight to protect proven programs such as the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program. They offer an invaluable tool to our children who need a little more guidance and structure to help them grow into adults who can be competitive in today's workforce.

High School Dropouts: A Burden To Themselves, Taxpayers, Economy

Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

Over the next week, NPR's Claudio Sanchez will air a five-part series on the fiscal burden of America's high school dropouts. In an overview of th...

Helping People Be 'Big Citizens'

Alan Khazei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alan Khazei

All of us have the potential to be Big Citizens, and with the launch of the Get HandsOn campaign we also have the tools, resources and support network to fulfill that potential.

Indiana Charter Flooded With Dropouts Who Want A Second Chance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Indianapolis' Excel Center set its enrollment at 200 students when it opened its doors this fall to give high school dropouts another opportunity to e...