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High School Dropout

Why I Dropped Out

| Posted 09.18.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

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...

Slacker To Star Student: One Teen's Brave Fight To Graduate

| DeAnna Lyles | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Quinn Responds To Obama's Call For Higher Minimum Dropout Age

Posted 01.27.2012 | Chicago

Just days after President Barack Obama called for states to raise the minimum age at which students can drop out of high school, Gov. Pat Quinn is pre...

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...

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 ...

Joblessness and the Skills Gap

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

This recession hasn't been borne equally along class lines in New York City. It hasn't created the sense of urgency that propelled the New Deal, the WPA, and LaGuardia's Health and Hospital Corporation.

What the MTA and Bullies Have in Common

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Of all the people who lack political and economic power in New York City, low-income kids using student passes to get to junior high school or high school must lead the list.