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High School Graduation Rates

Make Today Your Day of Action

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

Today, the high school graduation rate in the United States is 81 percent, the highest ever recorded, and thanks in large part to people from all walks of life -- people just like you -- who are coming together to tackle the source, not just the symptoms, of core community challenges.

Never Giving Up and Graduating From High School

Global Kids | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

John Connors, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids I went to a large, overcrowded high school in Queens. My freshma...

High School Dropout Rate: Solutions for Success

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.01.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

This week I've been blogging about the bleak numbers that surround the national high school dropout rate and examining more closely the underlying cau...

20 Percent Of Teens Don't Graduate High School; Here's What Their Lives Are Like

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

While the Department of Education touts research that American high schools have reached an 80 percent graduation rate, a new report out this week fro...

LOOK: Public School Students Will Look Pretty Different By 2022

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

In the future, public schools are going to be less white and more Hispanic, according to recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics...

Investing in Education...Creating Opportunity

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Growing and strengthening our increasingly diverse middle class has been the North Star of everything we have done as an administration. There is no greater ladder into the middle class than education.

Fortunate Son

Neal Shapiro | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Neal Shapiro

Unraveling the issue of high school graduation requires the entire community.

Will Technology Save Public Education?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

America doesn't have a public education crisis. Rather, it has a poverty crisis that manifests itself in the self-perpetuating educational vicious cycle in which most poor children, that is to say, black and Hispanic children, are caught and can't escape.

The Dirty Job America Must Now Embrace -- Closing the Skills Gap

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

We forgot how to just make something that America could sell and many 'dirty jobs' were viewed as beneath us in our quest to work smart but not necessarily hard.

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. ...

Rebecca Klein

Why Hundreds Of Students Were Featured On A Times Square Billboard

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.13.2013 | New York

On Wednesday, a prominent Times Square billboard featured pictures of people you wouldn't expect to see amid hanging advertisements for Broadway produ...

My Commencement Address for This Year's High School Graduates

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.12.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Those same classmates are swearing college will be different, that they'll be more focused and organized -- but that's only a hope, when what they really need is a plan. Be strong. Be you. Let the crowd pass by without you.

Helping Latino Students Succeed in Higher Education

Bob Hildreth | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

Like many generations of immigrants before them, Latinos are making their mark on our social and economic landscape. The recent presidential election is a clear case in point. For Latinos, the next big frontier is the college campus.

If It Walks Like a Duck...

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

As Texas lawmakers continue to debate measures to roll back graduation requirements for the state's high school students, I am just plain amazed at their willingness to stretch the truth about this education "reform" measure.

Texas Turns Back the Clock?

Kati Haycock | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

Texans realized early on that for their kids to compete against students from Beijing and Bangalore, they needed to take rigorous classes in high school. However, after several years of steady progress, state lawmakers are poised to gut what Texas got right before anybody else.

A Good Guidance Counselor Makes All the Difference

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Kevin P. Chavous

High school students look to guidance counselors for help in making smart choices, and counselors can assist them in finding the right fit where they will best achieve success.

In New Haven, A School Reform Drive With No Traction

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of ...

Grad Nation 2013

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Catherine Okafor

People like Ebony come in everyone's life for a reason. For me, she serves as an inspiration to continue to fight for the youth in my community and worldwide.

More Graduation Caps For Michigan High Schoolers

ABC News Radio | Kelly Knaub | Posted 04.16.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- High school graduation rates increased in Michigan last year, according to data released by the Michigan Center for Educational Pe...

It Is Time for the LAUSD to Create a Trade-Tech Diploma

Kevin James | Posted 01.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

Our community still needs plumbers, mechanics and construction workers. The LAUSD should should reinstate career and technical training and trade classes, including wood-shop, machine-shop, graphic design and construction-related classes.

Feds Release First-Ever National Graduation Rates

Posted 01.26.2013 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education has released a first-ever list detailing state-by-state four-year high school graduation rates. The data reflects...

Forward for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

To move forward, America's security and prosperity depend on our children's ability to drive the economy of the future. Leaders must craft budget solutions that will protect the already porous safety nets on which so many children and families rely.

Study: Crack Cocaine Markets Responsible For Decline In Black Male Graduation Rates

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

A recent study attributes the emergence of a black-white education gap in the mid-1980s to a rise in crack cocaine markets. The authors — William...

The Case for Building Mentor Capital

Brian Gallagher | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Brian Gallagher

Schools across the country have geared up and welcomed students for another engaging year in the classroom. The start of a new school year is always an exciting time filled with a sense of opportunity. As the leaves turn, students, teachers and parents get a fresh start.

What Role Does Higher Education Play to Help the Unempowered Youth?

Anthony Otero | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education
Anthony Otero

How do we help students from under-performing high schools with their career goals? Do we help those who graduate over those who don't because they have a better chance at success?