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High School Dropouts

Rescuing the American Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For decades, the cornerstone of fulfilling the American dream has been getting a good education. But that cornerstone has crumbled for millions of America's children.

Reconnecting America's Forgotten Youth

John Bridgeland | Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Two reports issued today serve as a wake up call to the nation, providing staggering facts about the costs of inaction.

Is 6th Grade The Answer To America's Dropout Crisis?

| Kathryn Baron | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. The idea that hormonally-cha...

School Counseling at a Crossroads

John Bridgeland | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
John Bridgeland

There are more than 100,000 school counselors in our middle and high schools. Yet, they are among the least strategically deployed education professionals and are almost entirely missing from our education reform debates.

WATCH: John Legend Joins Forces With Education Advocacy Group

Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

Music artist John Legend has joined nonprofit development and training organization Stand for Children to support a movement working toward improved p...

WATCH: This School Sends Every Student To College

Posted 01.03.2012 | Education

At a time when high school graduation rates are falling and dropout rates are climbing, one school on the west side of Chicago is defying state and na...

Dropout Rates For Minority And Poor Students Disproportionately High

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should...

A Silent Plague: High School Dropouts

Elyse Hill | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home
Elyse Hill

In order to save multitudes of potential dropouts, and suppress this event from occurring, we must regenerate the willpower of those who have lost hope.

Figuring Out 'The How'

Rebecca De Carlo | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Rebecca De Carlo

So after trying to combat the big life questions in between writing college essays and physics homework, I found the answer: that I was already prepared for the future.

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...

We Must Support the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe

Sen. Mary Landrieu | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Sen. Mary Landrieu

We must fight to protect proven programs such as the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program. They offer an invaluable tool to our children who need a little more guidance and structure to help them grow into adults who can be competitive in today's workforce.

Bad Education System -- What's the Real Cost?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Governments need to invest in education. Better educated people are less likely to need unemployment benefits or welfare assistance, and pay more tax when they enter the job market.

The Hidden Jobs Crisis: Strengthening Tomorrow's Workforce Today

Michael Wotorson | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education
Michael Wotorson

No jobs package, no matter the size or the immediate impact, is complete without the public education reforms that are essential to ensuring that our students graduate ready to enter the 21st century workforce.

Vegas Getting 'Em While They're Young

AP | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas-area school administrators are enlisting volunteers for a push to find and encourage students to return to the classroom in a d...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Young Latinos Vital To Reaching National College Degree Attainment Goals

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

Daniel Perez narrowly avoided the fate of navigating his young life armed with only a high school diploma. His family had emigrated from Mexico whe...

Why High School Graduation Rates Will Likely Plummet, And It's Not Up To Students

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and DORIE TURNER | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — States are bracing for plummeting high school graduation rates as districts nationwide dump flawed measurement formulas that ...

High School Dropouts: A Burden To Themselves, Taxpayers, Economy

Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

Over the next week, NPR's Claudio Sanchez will air a five-part series on the fiscal burden of America's high school dropouts. In an overview of th...

Predicting Student Success With Credit Score Calculators

Education Week | Sarah D. Sparks | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education

Editor's note: This article has been truncated. Please read the full story at Education Week. The use of analytic tools to predict student performa...

Plan for Success of America's Students

Michael Wotorson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Education
Michael Wotorson

Millions of high school students who should be acquiring the education and skills that will enable them to lead the 21st century global economy are being shortchanged by America's public school system.

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Speaks At Oxford Union

nytimes.com | SARAH LYALL | Posted 08.09.2011 | Arts

OXFORD, England -- He had to leave high school early (there was an unfortunate incident involving some macaroni and cheese) and never went to college ...

'Juking the Stats' in Denver Public Schools

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 08.05.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

Miraculously boosting graduation rates by giving would-be dropouts a meaningless diploma does no one any favors. And it sure doesn't make anyone look good -- quite the contrary.

Are High-Poverty Schools Educating Students To Stay Poor?

Mike Green | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Mike Green

If "education" is the key to success, then thousands of public schools are not educating students.

10 Funny Public Service Ads About Serious Issues (VIDEOS)

Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy

Anyone who's ever had to raise a sensitive or difficult subject knows there's nothing like humor to break the ice. Armed with this approach, the non-p...

A Civic Marshall Plan

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Bridgeland

Every student should have a chance at the American dream and the education required to achieve it. We now know who the potential dropouts are. With a focused response, we can ensure that they succeed.

Baltimore -- Leading Education Reform

David Donaldson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Donaldson

Baltimore has a lot to offer in teaching valuable lessons to Harvard professors and students alike.