Shearwater is identifying children who were thrown away by broken systems, and giving them the grit and determination to metaphorically clean themselves off and try again.
Read Whole Story
On a daily basis, our kids and therefore our schools face an onslaught of challenges stemming from the ravishing effects of poverty and the culture of violence in the neighborhoods around them.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- The last straw for 17-year-old Alton Burke was a note left on his door. The high school dropout picked up the phone and re-enrolled...
Last month I visited Furr High School in Houston and met Dr. Bertie Simmons, the woman almost single-handedly responsible for Furr's dramatic turnaround.
The news isn't all good. Even with the number of dropout factories declining, 2.1 million students still attend them nationwide.
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.
ATLANTA — The number of so-called "dropout factory" high schools in the United States has declined since 2002, translating into at least 100,000...
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.
Back in the day, schoolchildren celebrated the end of the school year by singing, "No more pencils. No more books. No more teachers' dirty looks."
Get top stories and blogs posts emailed to you each day.