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High School Dropouts

How The ENACT Program Is Making Our Schools Better

Isa Freeling | Posted 03.13.2015 | Education
Isa Freeling

Peer pressure, poverty, violence, and drugs at home and in the schools is too much torment for a young mind to accomplish the necessary grades to graduate and live a fulfilling life, not to mention the cultural and economic challenges. There is however, an organization called in ENACT that is doing exciting, innovative work.

I'm a High School Dropout

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 04.04.2015 | Black Voices
Kimanzi Constable

I was just another statistic. A young black man who dropped out of high school, living on the streets and doing whatever he could to survive.

High School Dropout Teaches High School? Say What?

Carol Egan | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Equally important to consider, what are the benefits you gain from not challenging yourself in the ways that you know will serve you well? Are those benefits just immediate gratification?

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?

10 Lessons to Overcome Misguided Limitations

S. L. Young | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

Individuals can be quick to place limitations on someone's thoughts, ideas, capabilities or potential. These types of misguided limitations can cause individuals to not achieve their potential or miss opportunities for themselves, others and society.

Dropouts Are Putting a Major Strain on Our Economy

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.13.2014 | Education
Marc Joseph

Despite all the efforts of every president from Kennedy to Obama, kids not completing their high school education are a blight on our society. Accordi...

Yagana Shah

Son Drops Out Of School, And Dad Reacts Perfectly

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty

Most parents would be devastated, even furious, upon hearing their child had dropped out of high school. But not this dad. After his son dropped o...

Don't Call Them Dropouts

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

No one should sit in judgment of the challenging choices many Americans have to make and the circumstances that lead them to leave school.

"What's in a Name?"

Dan Cardinali | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

On the key issue of why a young person would leave school without a diploma, researchers found that 25 different factors were mentioned over and over again, with abuse, homelessness and time in juvenile detention topping the list.

High School Dropout Rate: Causes and Costs

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Today I want to look at the underlying causes of the dropout mentality and how every student who does not earn a high school diploma hurts society as a whole. My hope is that in discovering shared traits among dropouts, we can achieve higher high school graduation rates as a nation.

Don't Call Them Dropouts: Call Them Leaders-in-Waiting

Dorothy Stoneman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Dorothy Stoneman

Since YouthBuild was authorized as a federal program in 1992, community-based YouthBuild programs in over 270 urban and rural communities in America have welcomed and embraced more than 130,000 young people.

23 Dropouts Who Went On To Do AMAZING Things

www.cracked.com | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy

Now, we aren't saying that education isn't important ... but these people did do a bunch of cool shit without all that institutionalized B.S. ...

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...

Do You Want the Good News Or...

Patrick Corvington | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Patrick Corvington

Pushing towards graduation is a worthy pursuit -- an important and achievable goal. And graduating 80 percent of kids on time -- phenomenal. But with these 12th grade math and reading scores, it does raise the question: What is the quality of these graduates?

Closing the High School Graduation Gap

John Bridgeland | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
John Bridgeland

America's creed does not guarantee equality of condition, but it does promise equality of opportunity. Education is fundamental to an opportunity society, and America must redouble its efforts to close its high school graduation gap.

My Country Has a 50% Dropout Rate and the Education Minister Has No Plan to Fix It

Vashthi Nepaul | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
Vashthi Nepaul

Based off of the wealth of existing information, government could run pilot programs until they know what works best. Those programs can be rolled out in the areas that correspond with the prevalent risk factors. It will not be an easy process but it is the right thing to do.

Are Current School Reforms Imperiling Long-Term Gains?

Jack Jennings | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Jack Jennings

A blizzard of education reports and studies appears every year. This swirl of information, analysis, and commentary -- some of which is contradictory -- makes it difficult to understand the condition of America's public schools. In short, are the schools getting better or worse?

A Million Dollar Opportunity for Mothers

George Halvorson | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

We can now predict with a high level of accuracy by age three which children will be able to read.

The Time to Strengthen the Brains of Our Children Is Now -- Share That Information With Mothers and Families

George Halvorson | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

Many people believe that kindergarten is the time when the education process begins. Those people are wrong.

A Challenge to the 'Techies' of the World -- Let's Save Our Children

George Halvorson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

Technological geniuses -- your mothers clearly read to you. You have been blessed. This is your chance to actually save a very important part of the world. This is your chance to change the entire lives for millions of our children.

Closing the Opportunity Gap

Alex Wirth | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Alex Wirth

This month's release of the Opportunity Nation index highlighted a figure we should all be concerned about: 5.8 million young people ages 16-24, one in every seven, are neither working or in school.

High School Dropouts: More than Loss of Money

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It seems that every time the issue of high school dropouts is discussed it all centers around money. U.S. Census Statistics tell us that 38 percent of...

What's a Liberal Arts Education Really Worth?

Steve Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Steve Mason

The bottom line regarding a well-rounded, liberal arts education is that it has nothing to do with any kind of bottom line. It allows one to better appreciate music and art, history and literature. Very simply, it teaches one to live -- not to earn a living.

We Must Step Up to Keep Our Kids From Dropping Out

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

There's no question that test scores are important, but we cannot ignore the impact that chronic absenteeism has, not only on a young person's academic career, but quite possibly on the rest of his or her life.

Why America's Students Are Dropping Out (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

In today’s competitive economy, the value of a diploma cannot be overstated. Yet when only seven in 10 ninth-graders complete high school on tim...