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High School Dropouts

Promise and Challenge in Ending America's Dropout Epidemic

John Bridgeland | Posted 10.18.2016 | Education
John Bridgeland

There is so much more work to be done, but America is addressing its high school dropout challenge and ensuring more young people are on a path to a brighter future.

The Mayor In This City Goes Door To Door To Increase Student Success

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics

Sometimes getting a student back in school is as simple as a knock on the door. Since 2014, the Mayor of Tucson, Arizona, and other local community le...

Baobab Flowers: Connecting Black Women Educators in São Paulo and Philadelphia

Kumera Genet | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

I recently spoke with Gabriela Watson Aurazo about her upcoming film project Baobab Flowers.

Rising Graduation Rates: What You Need to Know to Ensure that All Students Have a Pathway to Success

Beverly Perdue | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Beverly Perdue

The advent of record-setting graduation rates nationwide may indeed be something to celebrate. But a far greater and more justified celebration should be reserved for the day in which we can say we have truly offered every American an equitable chance to earn a high school diploma and that every graduate is ready for their next step in education or a career.

Hacking High School "Dropout" Challenge with Choice & Voice for New Pathways

GenDIY | Posted 03.04.2016 | Education

Image via Scott Emerick Aristotle said, "The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." Almost 2500 years later, adults o...

Embracing America's Dropout Challenge

John Bridgeland | Posted 02.12.2016 | Education
John Bridgeland

In addition to being the critical pathway to college, graduating from high school means a lifetime of increased earnings, better health, decreased reliance on government assistance and crime, and higher levels of volunteering and other forms of civic engagement, compared to those who drop out.

For Parents of Kids Who Give Up on Education

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.18.2015 | Education
Deborah Schoeberlein David

If your kids are giving up on learning, then its time to raise some (or some more) heat at school. Respectfully, constructively and effectively. This means go meet with the teacher, then the counselor and then the administrators.

The Problem With Poverty Statistics

Dan Cardinali | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Dan Cardinali

As a natural optimist, I like to think that we're making headway on the poverty issue, but that does not mean we can pat ourselves on the back and unfurl the banner proclaiming "mission accomplished." In fact, I would argue that any progress thus far represents the proverbial low-hanging fruit and that further advances will require even deeper commitment and more creative thinking.

13 High School Dropouts Who Are Millionaires Now

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.21.2016 | Celebrity

Before Katy Perry was a pop superstar, she was a Christian music singer who dropped out of high school at 15 to pursue her dream. Despite her success -- three studio albums, with her fourth expected in 2016 -- she regrets dropping out and later got her GED.

Catching the Dream of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe -- A Glimmer of Hope in a Native 'National Emergency'

Reiner Lomb | Posted 07.01.2016 | Fifty
Reiner Lomb

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT) is one of three tribes that comprise the Ute Nation and one of 566 federally recognized tribes that are dealing with this national crisis. For more than 2,000 years, the people of the Ute Nation have lived in Colorado, Utah, and Northern Arizona.

I'm A High School Dropout -- And I'm OK With That

Zane Rubin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Teen
Zane Rubin

On May 27, 2015 I should have graduated from high school, but I did not. I am a dropout. Many would be disheartened to learn I was unable to accomplish something so simple, so necessary. But actually, I am fine.

Too Common a Story -- The Homework Gap

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 05.27.2016 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

"Hey, that's my story!" my mentee Adan Gonzalez blurted out as I read him some of the preliminary findings from a study the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, myCollegeOptions and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conducted called Taking the Pulse of the High School Student in America.

How The ENACT Program Is Making Our Schools Better

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.12.2015 | 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 | 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 | 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...