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High School Dropouts

Is Education A Privilege For The Elite?

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

In June, Mitt Romney told Virginians on the campaign trail that he wanted "to make sure that we keep America a place of opportunity..." "...where e...

Louisiana School Changing Mandatory Pregnancy Test Policy

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

NEW ORLEANS -- A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that kicked pregnant students out of class and required them to be home-schooled, the s...

Louisiana School Kicks Girls Out Who Test Positive On Mandatory Pregnancy Test

Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

One Louisiana public school's no-nonsense approach to preventing teen pregnancy is "in blatant violation of federal law and the U.S. Constitution," th...

Leaders Coming Together To Create Real Opportunities For Young Adults

Gerald Chertavian | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Gerald Chertavian

Changing the game for our young adults, for our economy, and for our country as a whole will require a movement powered by Americans from all corners.

Unlikely Academic Overcame Obstacles, Now Helping Struggling Students

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. After her brother was killed by gunfire, and with no parents to turn to for help, Patrici...

Study Finds That Immigration Aids H.S. Graduation Rates For Native-Born Students

Posted 07.03.2012 | Education

Higher levels of immigration increased high-school graduation rates among native-born children, particularly among black students, according to econom...

College Board Sets Up 857 Desks On National Mall To Get Politicians Talking About Education

AP | SARAH PARNASS | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — While schools across the country are letting out this week, class is in session on the National Mall. That is where the College Boa...

Failing Students At Rhode Island Middle School Allowed to Graduate

Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

Dozens of eighth graders at Rhode Island’s Calcutt Middle School who failed two to three of their core classes of math, science, English and social ...

Leave No Young Adult Behind

Paul Schmitz | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

We need to provide opportunities for both those coming from our campuses and coming from our communities. There are solutions that cost tens of billions less than inaction.

Ensuring More Students Walk Across A Graduation Stage

Kevin Jennings | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Kevin Jennings

Plain and simple, we're not graduating enough young people from high school and college in the United States. Barely two-thirds of today's high school students will graduate on time.

The 'Urban' Divide

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I am constantly struck by how little time education reformers spend talking about students, and how much time they spend talking about adults.

Raising Expectations -- and the Dropout Age -- in Maryland

John Bridgeland | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
John Bridgeland

Updates to compulsory school-age laws are not a single-stop solution to solving the dropout crisis. But they are an important strategic, economic and symbolic step that states can take.

Going Back to Cali: Story of an At-Risk Youth Turned Advocate

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 07.06.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Romal J. Tune

As a teenager, I left California in order to escape a life of crime, death, or seemingly inevitable imprisonment. I recently returned to help a church raise money for their programs that keep kids in school and decrease the dropout rate through the Student SWAG program.

Why High School Doesn't Count: Getting Smart About College

Jayanti Tamm | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education
Jayanti Tamm

As the wounds of college rejections are still raw from April's thin-or-thick envelope onslaught, all over America, the reality of plan B's are slowly starting to settle in.

Strive for A's Not D's

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

Our schools need to promote higher standards. LAUSD should and can become a leader in the country of a movement to move kids towards true college readiness.

Who Is the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.16.2012 | Impact
Daniel Cubias

Studies imply that more than 80 percent of dropouts would have stayed in school if they believed it was more relevant to real life. Learning how to run a small business can help kids see how their core classes aren't just cruel tortures from adults.

Faith Inspires: Faith For Change

Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recomme...

How to Change the World: A Breakthrough Idea From the Front Lines

Max Klau | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Max Klau

In this era of urgent challenges and limited resources, we cannot afford well-intentioned but ineffective efforts to address pressing public problems like the high school drop-out crisis.

Keeping Young Entrepreneurs Engaged: It's a Community Effort

Sylvia McKinney | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Sylvia McKinney

An entrepreneurial mindset can help at-risk students by offering them a more relevant approach to their education. Here are some key ways to keep next-generation entrepreneurs engaged.

Is the Church Saving Souls and Losing Students?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Churches and other communities of faith in cities where the dropout rates are fifty percent or higher must recognize that students in our congregations are not exempt from this crisis.

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.

As a Young Student

Elory Rozner | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Elory Rozner

The student we're tracking -- where is he or she the following year, or in 20 years? More importantly, who is that student in twenty years? And which learning experiences are responsible?

S.C. Bill Denies High School Dropouts, Truants Of Driver's Licenses

Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Playing hooky? Fine, but South Carolina students shouldn't expect to be doing it while cruising around town. Under a bill advanced last week by a ...

California Schools Establish 'Early Warning System' To Identify Potential Dropouts

| Matthew Rosin and Sue Frey | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. Some school districts in California are working to establish an "early warning syst...

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...