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High Schools May Have To pay For Unprepared Graduates

| Jackie Mader | Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Mississippi and Maine have become the latest in a series of states to question whether sch...

College Enrollment Expected To Slip Over Next Decade

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Indiana Commission: Increasing Education Attainment An Urgent Priority

Kokomo Tribune, Ind. | Lindsey Ziliak | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

The Indiana Commission on Higher Education had a clear message for Howard County Wednesday night: increasing educational attainment here is an urgent ...

12 Things You Need To Know About The Economy And Education

Posted 09.27.2012 | Education

A paper for The Hamilton Project analyzes the associations between education and various outcomes, highlighting a dozen economic facts on the state of...

Is Now the Time for Mandatory National Service?

Karen M. Whitney, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Karen M. Whitney, Ph.D.

For American society, a program of national service would instill the American ethic of service to country as a ritual of attaining adulthood.

Duh

Kevin Jennings | Posted 08.24.2012 | Impact
Kevin Jennings

Today's young people want to get to work and make a difference. We just aren't giving them the opportunity to do so.

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 ...

Senior Pranks: Where Do You Draw The Line?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Well, it's that time of year again. Time to stash a dead fish somewhere to stink up the school hallways. Time to drop tennis balls on the h...

10 Best Job Opportunities For Disadvantaged Young New Yorkers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

There are 172,000 "disconnected youths" neither working nor in school in New York City, but according to a recent report, there's still hope for gainf...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Most Recent High School Graduates Not In College Are Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

Elizabeth Pedigo, 21, of Toledo, Ohio, graduated high school in 2008 but has struggled at college. Right now she's taking a year off from her two-y...

College-Going 'Culture' Takes Root In Low-Enrollment Schools

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Cheers arose for a new effort to get high school seniors into college—cheers, though as...

These High-Paying Jobs Don't Require A College Degree

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that you can still make a boatload of money without a bachelor's degree. You don't even have to be Mark Zuk...

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...

Many With Only High School Diploma Laid Off During Weak Recovery

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

For many in the United States, the two years since the end of the recession have been worse than the downturn itself. Among those Americans with o...

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...

Small Town's High School Graduates Went To War After 9/11

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 10.28.2011 | Education

SUPERIOR, Mont. — Longtime guidance counselor Dan Lucier studies hallway-mounted photos of past graduating classes at Superior High School, poin...

Three-Step Financial Action Plan for Graduating High School Seniors

Scott Gamm | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Scott Gamm

It is important for parents to talk about money with their children. An action plan for families to ensure their college-aged child is prepared for financial life in college and adulthood

Protect the American Union by Supporting Public Schools

John H. Jackson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

For the United States to be a global leader in postsecondary education by 2020, it will take a higher level of accountability from teachers, parents, our youth and policymakers to maintain our Union.

U.S. Wages Aren't Keeping Up With U.S. Productivity, EPI Says

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ever feel your work isn’t being adequately represented by the final amount on your paycheck? Turns out that nagging sense of injustice isn’t j...

Learning Works Charter School Chasers Help Dropouts Graduate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Chasers" make all the difference at Learning Works! Charter School in Pasadena, California. Unlike at a typical educational institution, the Learning...

The President Goes to High School

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Arne Duncan

Our signature reform initiative, Race to the Top, set a whole new pace for dramatically improving public education. All but four states have now applied for one or both rounds of the program.

Recession Creating A Lost Generation; Young People Can't Find Jobs

BusinesWeek | Peter Coy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bright, eager -- and unwanted. While unemployment is ravaging just about every part of the global workforce, the most enduring harm is being done to y...

High School Graduation Rates On The Rise

Gotham Schools | GothamSchools | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The state Education Department has released graduation rate data on its website; find all the Power Points and spreadsheets here. The New York...