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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...

Looking Beyond Graduation Rates

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

While graduation rates can be a significant indicator of the quality of a college or university, they are often misunderstood and misused.

More Learning vs. More Degrees

Carl Creasman | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Carl Creasman

Currently it seems as if the general public, along with many of our national leaders, believe that what will fix our country are "more children with more degrees." In this belief, if we really are hoping this will fix our country, we are instead doomed.

Taking Our Schools Further, Together

Scott Morgan | Posted 03.10.2013 | Education
Scott Morgan

Nearly 10 years after Education Pioneers was born, we are proud to have built a network of more than 1,600 leaders and to partner with more than 180 school districts, charter school networks, state agencies and other education organizations nationwide.

Ensuring Success for Low-income College Students

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

It's not really "news" that some students do not complete their degrees on a traditional timetable; what's big news is that many do ultimately earn their degrees and go on to become great examples of academic achievement to inspire their children and families.

The Cost vs. Quality Conundrum: Top Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2013

Sean Devine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

Technology has transformed a variety of industries over the past decade, from ecommerce to entertainment. One could argue that 2012 was the year that technology accelerated its march to transforming education as well.

Connecticut Schools Report Card Reveals Black-Latino Graduation Gap

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Two-thirds of black students, but only half of Hispanics, graduated from Wilbur Cross Hig...

Feds Release First-Ever National Graduation Rates

Posted 01.26.2013 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education has released a first-ever list detailing state-by-state four-year high school graduation rates. The data reflects...

Save Our Sons: A Call to Action

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Those who are educated tend to give back to their community more than they take from it. With that being said, what can we surmise by what is happening in high schools around the nation, and especially in places like the Rochester Public School District? A lot!

Big Data, Big Potential

Sean Devine | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

As in other areas of our lives, the use of data and analytics has the potential to greatly improve higher education, if we are able to effectively navigate it.

Hispanic Achievement: Not Only a Matter of Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Evidence shows that minorities in general, and Hispanics in particular, have not benefitted from education reforms as intended. Beyond a gap in standardized testing, Hispanics continue to struggle in a number of important areas.

Scrutinizing Schooling

Kimberly Tan | Posted 12.25.2012 | Teen
Kimberly Tan

Perhaps education has been neglected because politicians don't believe in its value, or because the rise of corporations means the death of free expression and critical thinking that schools promote.

Access and Success: Twin Priorities for American Postsecondary Education

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 10.24.2012 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Though I make these observations, do not see me as an apologist and excuse-maker for higher education. There is much to be done to improve student success as it takes its place along with access as a national priority.

Black Males Will Need 50 Years To Catch Up To White Graduation Rate

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- More than half the young black men who graduated high school in 2010 earned their diploma in four years, an improved graduation rate tha...

NC District Cuts Teacher Pay To Provide Laptops For Students

Posted 08.17.2012 | Education

After making the controversial decision to cut teacher pay and 65 staff members -- including 37 teachers -- in favor of providing students with a lapt...

GOP Gov: High Schools Should Pay For Graduates' Remedial College Classes

Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

Maine Gov. Paul LePage thinks school districts should be responsible for their graduates' remedial courses in college. So in a plan to improve educ...

Infographic Highlights America's Low Graduation Rate, Unemployment Problems

Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

An infographic released by Civitas Learning -- a recently-launched company that uses data analytics to improve academic outcomes in higher education -...

Why College Students Don't Borrow Enough

The Atlantic | Jordan Weissmann | Posted 06.13.2012 | Money

After the months of teeth gnashing and media panic over America's ballooning student debt burden, what I'm about to suggest will strike some readers a...

It's the End of the School Year -- Have Pity

Larry Strauss | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

This time of year, I always get asked to give students a D instead of an F. "He already got into college! What a shame if he couldn't go," I'm told. Yes, but it's also a shame if he goes and doesn't succeed because we never held him accountable.

From a Tragedy, a Path Forward: A Youth Ambassador Speaks Out

Brittany Woods | Posted 07.21.2012 | College
Brittany Woods

Students knew my name because it was whispered beneath their breath in class. And I became the center of attention because I was considered "the girl who cried rape."

Educating Our Way Out of the Economic Crisis

John Bridgeland | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
John Bridgeland

The state of our economy -- with high unemployment, a looming fiscal crisis, a growing skills gap, and sticky ladder of social mobility -- rightfully preoccupies our national dialogue. One solution is clear -- we need to educate our way out of the economic crisis.

U.S. Graduation Rate Makes Modest Gains As 'Dropout Factories' Decline

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education

HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- The last straw for 17-year-old Alton Burke was a note left on his door. The high school dropout picked up the phone and re-enrolled...

The Rules of the Game

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

Wa-hoo, the Virginia men's basketball team made the NCAA Tournament and Friday will play Florida. Yet even if they pass the Gators, a new study shows our players will face a tougher opponent in May.

March Madness

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Sports
Doug Bradley

Why aren't we seeing to it that more of our student athletes graduate? That they all graduate?

Count Colleges Like Calories

Sheila Simon | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

Our food has nutritional labels noting calories, fat, and sodium content that help us make informed decisions. Parents and prospective students could use similar help when it comes to making decisions about college.