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3 Solutions to the High School Dropout Crisis

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Bleak numbers surround the national high school dropout rate. Many of society's other problems -- like unemployment, poverty and overcrowded prisons -- can all be linked back to the individual decision to quit high school.

Is the U.S. Dropout Rate Really a Crisis?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Depending who you ask, kids everywhere are giving up on education before they obtain a diploma and the situation has never been worse. But is it really that bad?

Black Elementary Students Are Absent At Alarming Rate In This State

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Black elementary schoolchildren in California were chronically truant and faced suspension from school at disproportionately high r...

Shutting Down the School to Prison Pipeline

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Sadly, over half of black young men who attend urban high schools do not earn a diploma. Of the dropouts, nearly 60 percent will go to prison at some ...

Joy Resmovits

America On Track To Make High School Graduation Goals For First Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Despite the constantly gloomy rhetoric about the state of America's schools, U.S. students are steadily improving by at least one metric -- for the fi...

Joy Resmovits

High School Grad Rate Hits Record High

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Teen

More U.S. high school students than ever are graduating on time, according to new information released by the research arm of the U.S. Education Depar...

WATCH LIVE: Sept. 22 Is American Graduate Day

Posted 09.22.2012 | Education

From American Graduate: September 22, 2012 is American Graduate Day, a multi- platform event featuring a live television broadcast, radio playlist ...

Anthonia Akitunde

Thinking About Going Back To School? Read This First

HuffingtonPost.com | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.17.2012 | Fifty

Geraldine Johnson, 64, is unemployed after paying $60,000 for a master's degree. She lives on $1,034 in Social Security and in December will begin paying $400 of that toward her student loans.

Gene Demby

Obama's New Initiative For Black Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

Tonight President Obama is set to announce a new initiative meant to help more African American students finish high school and graduate from college...

Joy Resmovits

NEA's Dennis Van Roekel: We Can't Accept Unqualified Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself. "Instead of waiting for someone to tel...

Joy Resmovits

Chronic Absenteeism Hurts Millions Of Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education

Danet Robaina-Cline, an attendance counselor at Chaparral High, considers her school lucky. Like other schools in Las Vegas, a city reeling from th...

Increasing the Graduation Rate Quickly, Cheaply and For Real

David Bloomfield | Posted 04.20.2012 | Education
David Bloomfield

A relatively quick, cheap, and instructionally legitimate change to state law could raise graduation rates without lowering standards.

Chicago Charter Schools: 1 In 10 Students Transfer Out

Catalyst Chicago | By Sarah Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's almost 8:21 a.m. at Gary Comer College Prep Charter, nearly a minute after the morning bell. On this sunny day, Principal James Troupis stands in...

Can Glee Club Reduce Dropout Rates?

Mother Jones | Zina Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

It's 8 a.m., and Mission High School choir director Steven Hankle is about to start class. Soul and hip-hop tunes play softly in the background while ...

Dropouts Down But Minority Communities Still At Stark Disadvantage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"Dropout factory" high schools may be on the decline in United States but for minority communities, the good news may not apply. A report released Tue...