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Dropout Prevention

Re-Engagement Programs Offer the 20% of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduating a Second Chance

John Gomperts | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
John Gomperts

Don't Call Them Dropouts showed that the young people who leave school early are not quitting on themselves or their future. We can't quit on them either.

Church Partnerships Working to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

The school-to-prison pipeline is real, and as people of faith we have a responsibility to protect the dreams and futures of the most vulnerable among us -- our children.

Why Parents Are Getting Robocalls

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 11.08.2013 | Los Angeles

Alfonso Martinez had dropped his 17-year-old daughter off at Grant High early Friday, so he figured that Roxana had just missed morning roll call when...

Daring to Dream: Graduating to a More Hopeful Future

Dan Cardinali | Posted 07.12.2013 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

Amid the euphoria of record levels for the Dow or the S&P 500, Wall Street and Main Street.That's certainly true, but my visit to Chaparral High School reminded me that for some kids, even Main Street looks like a dream destination -- and they don't have the bus fare to get there.

Ed Today: Rahm Emanuel's Full-Day Kindergarten Push; Trouble For Renaissance Charter Schools

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Chicago Full-Day K? In the midst of much bitter infighting over school closures in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett are announcing an initiative that is perhaps aimed to quell the melee: all CPS schools will have full-day kindergarten, reports the Sun-Times. "The change will make full-day kindergarten available to 30,700 children next fall -- 4,200 more than this school year," the paper reports.

Volunteers Go Door-To-Door Encouraging Teens To Return To School

Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

A group of 40 volunteers led by Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 Superintendent Cynthia Wilson went door-to-door throughout the South Carolin...

Joy Resmovits

What Are the Top Reasons Kids Cut School?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

It's the second day of school in Chaparral High School, a day assistant principal Todd Peterson calls "the second happiest day in the world for all th...

Rescuing the Kid in the Closet: Taking the Emotional Health of Kids Seriously

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Too often, little is said about the emotional story of children in poor communities trying to make sense of life circumstances that even a balanced adult would find difficult to manage.

Going Back to Cali: Story of an At-Risk Youth Turned Advocate

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 07.06.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Romal J. Tune

As a teenager, I left California in order to escape a life of crime, death, or seemingly inevitable imprisonment. I recently returned to help a church raise money for their programs that keep kids in school and decrease the dropout rate through the Student SWAG program.

Faith Inspires: Faith For Change

Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recomme...

Is the Church Saving Souls and Losing Students?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Churches and other communities of faith in cities where the dropout rates are fifty percent or higher must recognize that students in our congregations are not exempt from this crisis.

Dropout Prevention Should Be Top of the Class

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

What would be the impact if we succeeded in lowering the dropout rate? How much better off will we all be if we succeed in our dropout prevention efforts?