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High School Drop Out

Invisible Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Growing up poor, Black, and bright in the Bronx without guidance, by the time Darryl Briggs got to high school he already felt completely ignored, almost invisible. None of the teachers noticed his potential and need for academic challenges, or even noticed him at all.

Determined to Make a Difference

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children who have to navigate the harsh reality of homelessness on top of poverty often fall through our already porous safety nets and disproportionately drop out of school and then, too often, drop into the prison pipeline.

Every 26 Seconds, A Student Drops Out Of High School

Tyree Dillingham | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Tyree Dillingham

In the United States, a child drops out of high-school every 26 seconds. Every year, we are producing cities the size of San Diego (1.3 million) full of students that don't even have a high