Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro discusses key challenges facing secondary education in Brazil.
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October 14, 2013
October 03, 2013
A new documentary follows troubled teenager Kelsey Carroll on her difficult road to graduation, and the help that schools can offer even in the toughest situations.
September 17, 2013
Only the school district that can address its own climate and turn around a sluggish economy by itself will be the one that prevents dropouts.
August 02, 2013
The "Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports for Alabama Students" design document focuses on prevention and early intervention, shifting the focus away from reactionary measures.
July 29, 2013
A new dropout-warning system being built in Montgomery County, Md., can flag 75 percent of future dropouts as early as the second semester of 1st grade. But what do you do with that kind of information?
July 15, 2013
A new study adds further clout to the idea that dropouts are a national problem, not a personal one—because they cost the medical system money.
July 11, 2013
While educators often focus on class behavior as a measure of student engagement, a new study finds subtler facets of engagement can be harder to flag but just as critical for their long-term academic success.
July 01, 2013
Two unconnected stories both exemplify that, at any age range, positive reinforcement works wonders.
June 11, 2013
A federal interagency initiative hopes to test new policies and programs to support disconnected youth.
June 06, 2013
Education Week just released Diplomas Count 2013, the newest installment in an annual series focused on graduation.