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Dropout Rates

Study: 37 Percent Of Black Students In Calif. Drop Out

San Francisco Chronicle | Jill Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

More than a third of California's African American public high school students dropped out before graduation day, a startling number and one that's on...

What I Learned From MTV's Quixotic Adventures in Education Reform

Jason Rzepka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jason Rzepka

Early last year, my colleagues and I encountered the most confounding challenge of our careers: How can we help more American kids get a quality education?

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.

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...

Thirteen Years After Hillary Told Us "It Takes A Village," Melinda Gates Reminds Us That She Was Right

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

I had a chance to speak with Melinda Gates about why the issue of a burgeoning school dropout epidemic is so dear to her heart.

Bloomberg & Thompson's Dropout Duel

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

The Bloomberg camp can't blame anyone but itself for politicizing the dropout rate, since graduation statistics have figured prominently in all the Bloomberg ads and mailers to which voters have been subjected so far this year.

Is God Stupid?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Henry Adams

Wouldn't benevolent God be more likely to be like your mother or grandmother, than like most of our fathers? It's not that I am an avowed atheist, no...

1 In 10 US Schools Are "Dropout Factories"

AP | NANCY ZUCKERBROD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's a nickname no principal could be proud of: "Dropout Factory," a high school where no more than 60 percent of the students who start as freshmen m...