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July 02, 2009

'Pittsburgh Promise' Meets Fundraising Goal for Scholarships

The program, modeled after a similar one in Kalamazoo, Mich., gives college money to students who meet certain academic criteria.

July 01, 2009

Business Group Gives Chicago Schools Poor Grade

A report issued by backers of Arne Duncan's turnaround efforts says the Windy City's high schools are "abysmal."

June 15, 2009

We Read So You Don't Have To

A kid gets a car for perfect attendance. More kids flocking to GED classes. And the road to graduation in Oakland, Ca, just got tougher.

June 11, 2009

Louisiana Advances Career-Pathway Bill

Louisiana advances a bill to let 15-year-olds diverge from the standard academic curriculum in favor of career-oriented study.

June 04, 2009

Dropouts: A Blame Game?

Teachers and principals are quick to assign blame to forces other than themselves when asked why kids drop out of school.

June 04, 2009

Teacher of Year Laments Loss of Vocational Education

National Teacher of the Year says vocational education can play a pivotal role in the lives of adolescents.

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