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High School Dropouts

Figuring Out 'The How'

Rebecca De Carlo | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Rebecca De Carlo

So after trying to combat the big life questions in between writing college essays and physics homework, I found the answer: that I was already prepared for the future.

Denzel Washington: We Are Failing Our Kids

Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

Academy Award-winning film director Ron Howard, basketball star LeBron James, musical artist Ashanti and Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington...

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.

Bad Education System -- What's the Real Cost?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Governments need to invest in education. Better educated people are less likely to need unemployment benefits or welfare assistance, and pay more tax when they enter the job market.

The Hidden Jobs Crisis: Strengthening Tomorrow's Workforce Today

Michael Wotorson | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education
Michael Wotorson

No jobs package, no matter the size or the immediate impact, is complete without the public education reforms that are essential to ensuring that our students graduate ready to enter the 21st century workforce.

Vegas Getting 'Em While They're Young

AP | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas-area school administrators are enlisting volunteers for a push to find and encourage students to return to the classroom in a d...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Young Latinos Vital To Reaching National College Degree Attainment Goals

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Why High School Graduation Rates Will Likely Plummet, And It's Not Up To Students

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and DORIE TURNER | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — States are bracing for plummeting high school graduation rates as districts nationwide dump flawed measurement formulas that ...

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...

Predicting Student Success With Credit Score Calculators

Education Week | Sarah D. Sparks | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education

Editor's note: This article has been truncated. Please read the full story at Education Week. The use of analytic tools to predict student performa...

Plan for Success of America's Students

Michael Wotorson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Education
Michael Wotorson

Millions of high school students who should be acquiring the education and skills that will enable them to lead the 21st century global economy are being shortchanged by America's public school system.

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Speaks At Oxford Union

nytimes.com | SARAH LYALL | Posted 08.09.2011 | Arts

OXFORD, England -- He had to leave high school early (there was an unfortunate incident involving some macaroni and cheese) and never went to college ...

'Juking the Stats' in Denver Public Schools

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 08.05.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

Miraculously boosting graduation rates by giving would-be dropouts a meaningless diploma does no one any favors. And it sure doesn't make anyone look good -- quite the contrary.

Are High-Poverty Schools Educating Students To Stay Poor?

Mike Green | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Mike Green

If "education" is the key to success, then thousands of public schools are not educating students.

10 Funny Public Service Ads About Serious Issues (VIDEOS)

Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy

Anyone who's ever had to raise a sensitive or difficult subject knows there's nothing like humor to break the ice. Armed with this approach, the non-p...

A Civic Marshall Plan

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Bridgeland

Every student should have a chance at the American dream and the education required to achieve it. We now know who the potential dropouts are. With a focused response, we can ensure that they succeed.

Baltimore -- Leading Education Reform

David Donaldson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Donaldson

Baltimore has a lot to offer in teaching valuable lessons to Harvard professors and students alike.

Retention Revisited: Can Staying Back Move Students Forward?

Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In a new study, Early Grade Retention and Student Success: Evidence from Los Angeles, released by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), re...

Bad Grades Could Cost Students Their Driver's Licenses In Nevada

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Lawmakers in Nevada considered a bill on Monday that would allow the state to suspend a student's driver's license for poor academic performance. Cla...

The Civility of David Broder

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Bridgeland

David was such a fine human being who valued civility in public discourse and had a rare ability to clarify issues and marshal relevant facts in an unemotional manner to support his judgments.

Crossing the Finish Line: Helping Our Students through the Race

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gordon Campbell

Researchers have found that high absence rates and falling off track in terms of credit accumulation are strong predictors of dropping out.

Flavor Flav Goes Back To High School?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

CLINTON, Iowa — Now he's opened his first chicken restaurant in Iowa, rapper Flavor Flav would like to earn his high school diploma in the state...

Rein in Spending, Ramp Up Service

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bridgeland

Last night, two hundred students at an "Active Citizens Conference" at the College of William and Mary reminded me once again of the value of national service and our country's investment in it.

Arts Education = Safer Schools and More Prosperous Communities

Kristen Paglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kristen Paglia

This week my kids' public elementary school, a high performing school in a "good" neighborhood, was in lockdown (again) for violent intruders on campu...

Remote Island School A Beacon For Wayward Teens

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. — This school isn't a place you end up by accident. A small propeller plane flight or a two-hour ferry ride into the north...