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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.

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.

Ohio High School Paying Students To Show Up, Behave In Class

Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

A Cincinnati high school is paying its students to go to school. The Dohn Community High School, a charter school in Ohio, started a program this w...

Hard Knocks Keeping Kids In School

Posted 02.10.2012 | Denver

The number of habitual truants in Aurora, Colo.'s public schools seem to be dropping since district officials began their door-knocking campaign six y...

'Free Market' Will Lead to Lower Tuition? Good Luck.

Jeff Selingo | Posted 04.07.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

But for an expense that is among the biggest of a family's lifetime (perhaps second only to the purchase of a home), we should be able to do better than rely on annual rankings from a magazine that doesn't really publish anything beyond rankings anymore.

School District Bans "Zeros" On Assignments

Posted 04.04.2012 | Education

Lowndes County Schools students in Georgia can relax a little -- 3rd through 8th graders can no longer receive zeros on assignments. Under a new po...

State Graduation Rate Improves, 20% Still Fail To Finish In 4 Years

AP | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education

HARTFORD, Conn. — State education officials say Connecticut's high school graduation rate improved in 2010, but nearly 1 in 5 students failed to...

States Move Away From Exit Exams, Shift Toward College-Readiness

Posted 02.08.2012 | Education

Fewer states are requiring students to pass high school exit exams to graduate, but more states are increasing standardized testing in college- and ca...

Student Graduation Threatened In School Course Credit Scandal

Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

A Bronx school in New York is under investigation for allegations of credit irregularities that could threaten some students' abilities to graduate th...