Friday April 27, 2012by Adria Steinberg
The following is a response to Learning Matters' forum question, "How do we best prevent dropouts?" --- Every year, another 1.2 million students drop out of high school. These students too often are concentrated in low-performing, high-poverty schools that fail to graduate them or prepare them for further education or careers. A growing number of...
Wednesday April 25, 2012by Nancy Hoffman
Alfred Tatum, author of a paper entitled Literacy Practices for African-American Male Adolescents, begins with two heartbreaking quotes from young black males he spoke with: “All my grades are bad and nobody can help me,” said one. “I am a lost soul,” said the other. While Tatum gives credit to this decade’s research advances both in adolescent...
Topics: College Readiness
Monday April 23, 2012by Richard Kazis
The national spotlight on improving college completion has never been stronger. The United States needs more college graduates to keep the economy healthy and expand opportunity for those struggling in America today, as nearly any educator and lawmaker will tell you. Campaigns to improve student completion are particularly concerned about the...
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