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Community Organizations Play a Big Role in Raising Graduation Rates, Advocates Say

May 23, 2017
Source: Youth Today

Nonprofit leaders working to raise the nation’s high school graduation rate say it’s an economic imperative, and they say out-of-school-time (OST) partners play an important role. This was part...

How School- and District-Level Leaders Can Prepare Students for Success

May 17, 2017
Source: Education Week

How do we ensure that our schools are preparing students from every background and community for good jobs and careers in this rapidly changing economy and labor market? This question is consistently...

2018 Digital Learning Day Announced

May 16, 2017
Source: Tech & Learning

The seventh annual Digital Learning Day (DLDay) will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Created by the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2012, DLDay is a nationwide celebration that...

Addressing Teacher Turnover in High-Poverty, High-Minority Urban Schools

May 15, 2017
Source: National School Boards Association

When turnover is high, a district can end up focusing more on hiring bodies than supporting existing talent, reports “On the Path to Equity: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers,” a...

Major Gaps Remain in Grad Rates Between Subgroups

May 09, 2017
Source: Cabinet Report

While graduation rates have steadily increased throughout the country, the U.S. is still drastically lagging in improving the likelihood that at-risk students will receive a high school diploma...

National Teacher Day Brings Gifts, But Teachers Also Want Support, Better Pay

May 09, 2017
Source: NPR's Marketplace

School systems across the country are having a hard time attracting and retaining quality teachers. Morale is low and as many as half of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years.

Federal Push for Tech Training

May 07, 2017
Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Two principals of area high school career and technical education centers say a federal effort to provide more funding would help their programs and the students they serve. “One of the major...

Under Trump, Ed-Tech Leadership Is Big Question Mark

May 05, 2017
Source: Education Week

Two and a half years later, Obama is out of office. His successor, Donald Trump, has focused his K-12 education agenda around school choice and local control. While new Secretary of Education Betsy...

Senators Seek Money for Technical Education

May 05, 2017
Source: Herald-Star

Each year, thousands of college graduates discover little more than a mountain of debt awaiting them, as many find it increasingly difficult to obtain viable employment with the four-year degrees...

Grad Rate Continues Rising with Pockets of Despair

May 04, 2017
Source: THE Journal

For the fifth year running, the country saw a lift in its national high school graduation rate, growing to 83.2 percent in 2015 from 82.3 percent in 2014. But growth at that pace is too slow to reach...

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