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The Biggest Misconception About Community College

Isa Adney | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Community colleges don't accept just "anyone." They accept everyone. And like any form of public education, that's what makes it so complicated and so important.

Technology and Graduation Rate: A Direct Correlation

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

There is a lot of talk out there about ways to raise the graduation rate. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan proudly wore #80 in the NBA All-Star...

Just Half Of College Students Finish Their Degrees

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.16.2013 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer than half of all students who entered college in 2007 finished school where they started, and almost a third are no longer ta...

Is (Community) College Worth It?

G. Edward Hughes | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
G. Edward Hughes

Is community college worth it? The answer is a resounding yes.

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...

Ed Tonight: Michael Bloomberg's Rough Week With Labor, Graduation Rate Increases

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

A Somewhat Happy Education Headline? America's students are graduating high school at higher rates, according to a new Harvard report (via the Wall Street Journal.) In 2000, researchers found, 77.6 percent of Americans ages 20-24 had high school diplomas; 10 years later, 83.7 percent of that same group held diplomas. "The improvement was particularly sharp among blacks and Hispanics," WSJ reports. "For instance, in 2000, 61.2% of black men between 20 and 24 had finished high school; in 2010, 72.0% of black men in that age bracket had." But even so, 20 percent of American men between 20 and 24 -- and 14 percent of women -- still lack that crucial certification.

Can Poor People Save for College?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Bob Hildreth

Spend only half of your paycheck and put the other half in a savings account. It's like portion control. Most of us try it, but don't follow-through.

In Today's Economy, How Far Can A GED Take You?

NPR | Claudio Sanchez | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education

Every year, roughly 750,000 high school dropouts try to improve their educational and employment prospects by taking the General Educational Developme...

With You When You're Right: The Anti-Deficit View of Black Male Achievement

Tim King | Posted 04.20.2012 | Education
Tim King

The idea that strong relationships impact student success shouldn't be anything new to educators. But the implication -- that race, background and gender are not destiny, and that focused interventions produce tangible results -- is enormous.

Texas Study: Harsh Discipline For Students Is Back-Firing

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Sayre Quevedo Over the past couple we...

Fewer 'Dropout Factories' Nationally but Problems Remain

Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sarah Butrymowicz

The news isn't all good. Even with the number of dropout factories declining, 2.1 million students still attend them nationwide.

Latino Graduation Lags, Some Schools May Be At Fault

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

With Latino Americans expected to make up more than 20 percent of the college-age population by 2020, most policy makers recognize that it will be nea...

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.