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Dropping Out

One Dropout In Four Is Still Too Many

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 08.18.2013 | Latino Voices
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

Too many American high school students are falling through the cracks -- and a large number of those falling short are minorities.

Top Reasons American Students Drop Out Of High School

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Absence of parental or educational support and becoming a parent are the two top reasons cited by respondents for dropping out of high school, accordi...

Valuing Degree Attainment: A Reminder

Lee Fisher | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Lee Fisher

In a time when higher education, businesses, governments, cities, non-profits, philanthropists, and even private citizens are coming together around college attainment, we can ill afford to promote dropping out as a solution to our problems.

Which Is More Expensive: Getting A College Degree Or Dropping Out?

| Posted 04.02.2012 | Teen

By Alexandra Churchill We all know how expensive college can be, but according to this report by The Huffington Post, the benefits of having a coll...

Expert Says "College Ready For All" Will Not Solve Dropout Crisis

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Could being on the high school football team prepare you just as well for the workplace as taking an advanced placement class? By forci...

Jason Cherkis

Gov. Rick Perry May Face Cold Shoulder Back Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his farewell speech to a less-than-sterling run for the presidency, Gov. Rick Perry offered a message for his fellow Texans. "So n...

We Must Support the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe

Sen. Mary Landrieu | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Sen. Mary Landrieu

We must fight to protect proven programs such as the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program. They offer an invaluable tool to our children who need a little more guidance and structure to help them grow into adults who can be competitive in today's workforce.

Thiel's Dropout Deal Misses the Point

Andrew P. Kelly | Posted 07.27.2011 | College
Andrew P. Kelly

A four-year degree program is certainly not a good a fit for everyone, and we clearly need a broader array of high-quality postsecondary options. Unfortunately, Thiel's provocative brainchild does nothing to inform this debate.

Why Kids Lose It at College

Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW

The parade of depressed, anxious and depleted students who walk through my office is endless. Almost all of them ask this question, "What is wrong with me? These were supposed to be the best years of my life."

6 Reasons Students Drop Out Of College

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new report, certain critical factors -- like becoming depressed and losing financial aid -- strongly influence whether or not students ...

Harry Potter: College Drop Out?

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ruth Starkman

Harry Potter and his friends may have dropped out of school to save the world, but you don't have to jump to that conclusion -- yet. Their world is magic, ours is not.