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7 Lessons I Learned from Volunteering in Prison

Rana Campbell | Posted 08.04.2014 | Black Voices
Rana Campbell

What was I, a black 19-year-old female college student, doing inside an all-male correctional facility? Everyone I had told about my volunteering had been skeptical.

A High-School Diploma Is Pretty Much Useless These Days

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

When it comes to making money, college graduates have a huge and growing advantage over high-school graduates -- but that's mainly because the value o...

Michelle Obama Encourages High Schoolers To Dream Big

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklis...

GED Overhaul Diminishing Hope

Jeff Putthoff, S.J. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jeff Putthoff, S.J.

As the only high school diploma equivalency tests accepted by all 50 states, changes to GED has a huge impact on the millions of people who hope to earn credentials equivalent to a high school diploma. This is particularly onerous on the poor.

Winning My Toughest Role Yet: High School Grad

Mark Wahlberg | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Mark Wahlberg

Most high school dropouts don't end up with successful careers in Hollywood. I was lucky. Compared with high school graduates, dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, in poor health, living in poverty or on public assistance.

The Freedom Not to Choose

Dr. Antonio Pérez | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Dr. Antonio Pérez

By the very act of forcing the dialogue, Obama has led us on a crucial and courageous first step toward a better and more equitable bargain -- not just for the middle class and the millions of students who can't afford to attend college, but for the nation.

Cool Program Helps Teens Graduate Outside Of School (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.28.2013 | Teen

In attempt to reduce high school dropout rates, one non-profit organization is promoting an alternative way for students to receive their diplomas. ...

In Connecticut, Student Ask: What Does A High School Diploma Mean?

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. The school board has begun to tighten graduation requirements in effort to keep kids from...

11 Well-Paying Jobs That Don't Always Require A College Degree

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

It certainly pays to be educated, but you don't necessarily have to have a college degree to be paid well. Data released last summer by the Bureau...

Today's College Degree Should Be as Accessible as a High School Diploma

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Possession of a college degree today is as important as holding a high school diploma was a century ago. Today, undergraduate education should be open to all those academically qualified -- and at no cost. Public education must be truly public up at least through the bachelor's degree.

The Next Administration's Focus: Upgrading Career and Technical Education

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 04.24.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

With a new mayor to be elected this year, who will take over in 2014, the city stands poised to take a much more aggressive effort to make its CTE programs not merely adequate, but to take a role as the innovation leader in the nation.

Schumer Proposes Tech Diplomas To Produce Skilled Workers

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce y...

How Adult Education Can Help Close the Skills Gap

Lecester Johnson | Posted 12.04.2012 | DC
Lecester Johnson

The new GED test has the potential to leave thousands of D.C. adults behind. The price of the GED will effectively make it inaccessible for those who need it the most: low-income and low-skilled adults.

Valedictorian Denied Diploma For Using 'Hell' In Graduation Speech

Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

Kaitlin Nootbaar, a straight-A Oklahoma high school student, is being denied her diploma because she used the word "hell" in her graduation speech as ...

67-Year-Old Navy Veteran Graduates High School With Army Grandson

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

It's been 51 years since Russell Leigh last took a class in high school, but this weekend marked his long awaited graduation, alongside his grandson M...

A Big Reason To Stay In School

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

You know the old advice about staying in school so you can get a job? It's more true now than ever. More than half of the high school dropouts in A...

Witnessing the Start of a New Chapter in South Africa

Gregory W. Cappelli | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education
Gregory W. Cappelli

The valedictorian of the class, a native of a Zulu village, had never held a book in her hands prior to attending the Academy: She had only held single pages or chapters ripped from books that were shared amongst villagers.

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...

90-Year-Old WWII Vet Earns High School Diploma

Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

The motto for Desert Rose Adult High School and Career Center in North Las Vegas insists "it's never too late to graduate." At 90, Michael Zone certai...

Denzel Washington: We Are Failing Our Kids

Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

Academy Award-winning film director Ron Howard, basketball star LeBron James, musical artist Ashanti and Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington...

Education Largest Determining Factor For Wages

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

Despite a little skepticism, it still more than pays to go to school. In fact, education has a greater effect on how much one earns over their car...

Message to Feds: Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road and Call AAA

John H. Jackson | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

U.S. leaders would do well to seek advice from those countries that still have their AAA rating. These countries' leaders would likely boldly tell us that the best sustainable economic stimulus is investing in education.

40 Years Later: New York City on the Edge

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 09.19.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The urban problems of this decade are about black and Latino young men lacking skills and education and not connected to work. The numbers in this category in New York City are staggering.

Have A Good High School GPA And Prepared For College? Think Again

Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

Over a third of Alabama high school graduates have been found unfit for college. According to the latest numbers collected by the Alabama Commissio...

The Three Most Important Questions In Education

Sam Chaltain | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

The answers we seek for creating such a system of schools are all around us. We just need to start asking the right questions.