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High School Dropouts

Report: 'Dropout Factories' On The Decline In America

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

ATLANTA — The number of so-called "dropout factory" high schools in the United States has declined since 2002, translating into at least 100,000...

Meeting the Dropout Challenge

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Bridgeland

It is this process of discovery that will propel our efforts to ensure all students get the education they deserve -- and help the nation compete in the global economy.

National Dropout Rates Decreasing, Study Finds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Low graduation rates have long been a topic on the national radar. According to a new report entitled "Building A Grad Nation," American schools may ...

National Crisis: Black Boys Failing

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Green

The crisis pointed to by the Council of Great City Schools has a reverberating impact upon the future of Black America and our ability to be productive and competitive in the Age of Innovation.

Getting the Public to Care About K-12 Public Education (VIDEO)

Peggy Conlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peggy Conlon

Our challenge is this: How can you drill down an incredibly complicated issue -- education -- to a simple message that motivates the average American to do something? And what's the something?

Enlisting Armies of Compassion to Close the College Gap

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
John Bridgeland

A college education is the key to unlocking more economic progress and help is on the way from a powerful sector in America -- faith-based institutions.

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...

How Seniors can save American Education and the Economy

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bernard Starr

Seniors embody a vast reservoir of skills, talent and wisdom that we gratuitously salute but do not harness for productive roles. How can seniors save American education and insure a 21st century-ready workforce?

A Personal Investment In Public Education: I Pay My Taxes, Isn't That Enough?

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Kaas Boyle

I encourage my fellow Americans, regardless of your parental status or direct utilization of our tax supported public educational system, to consider making a personal commitment to public education in your community.

Why I Serve

Stephen Salinas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Salinas

At 21, after becoming the first in my family to graduate from college, I decided to dedicate a year of my life to serving my community.

What Can't be Said Today

Bob Bowdon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bob Bowdon

In education these days, it's only politically acceptable to discuss how much is spent, not how well it's spent.

At the Starting Line With Race to the Top

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

By Ray Suarez On its face, it seems simple enough: Get states to compete with each other for enhanced funding for education from the federal governme...

Time to Write a New Chapter for Chicago Public Schools

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

The next schools CEO should be someone who understands the puzzle at ground level. That's something Daley's hand-picked CEOs haven't brought to the table.

Rather than Race to the Top, We Should Have Started Fixing Education There

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

The Obama Administration launched a barrage of carrots under Race to the Top, when they should have started with a stick to beat America's Colleges an...

Troubled Waters In California: Unbalanced Scales of Justice

James Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Bell

As we acknowledge the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy from the March on Washington, it is hard to resist the meta...

Education News: Themes from the week of August 15, 2010 - College readiness, teacher effectiveness and community development

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Sawyers

A round-up of the week's education stories brought to you by The Hechinger Report....

Only 47 Percent Of Black Male Students Graduate High School Nationwide, Study Shows

GOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A 50-state report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education has come to a dispiriting conclusion: public education is failing black male student...

Waiting in Vain for "Superman"

Jacqueline Kravette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Kravette

Guggenheim deconstructs the antiquated educational system to enlighten us to the fact that when the system is broken it must be fixed.

Texas' Incredibly Shrinking Dropout Problem

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Snider

Reports of another "Texas Miracle" are making the rounds in the media, as the Lone Star state says that the dropout rate for the Class of 2009 was 9.4 percent.

How Cutting Teen Dropout Rates Could Stimulate the Economy

Bob Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Wise

The government would reap $45 billion in extra tax revenues if the number of high school dropouts in the U.S. were cut in half by 2018. That's an economic stimulus package that everyone should be able to get behind.

Learning Works Charter School Chasers Help Dropouts Graduate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Chasers" make all the difference at Learning Works! Charter School in Pasadena, California. Unlike at a typical educational institution, the Learning...

Why Isn't Academia Preparing Our Children for Business And Life? Ringing (Out) the IQ Bell

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

Why can't Academia, from Kindergarten to doctoral programs, retool in the 21st century to educate all of us for who we really are, and not mold our children into products of a diploma mill?

Of What Value Is a High School Diploma?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dr. Jim Taylor

Is the usual coursework that most students take on their way to graduation going to prepare them for life after high school?

Los Angeles Area High School Students Find a Path to Graduation Through Art

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 06.04.2010 | Los Angeles
Raymond Leon Roker

The HeArt Project is designed specifically for kids who have struggled in traditional educational environments and are at risk of dropping out of high school.

Only Kids Can Fix This Economy

J.B. Pritzker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
J.B. Pritzker

Early childhood education is an urgent educational, economic and moral imperative. Without it, we face a long-term national economic security crisis.