Dropouts

Work that explores the causes and consequences of the nation’s dropout crisis and strategies for combatting the problem in U.S. high schools and colleges

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On Student Motivation

In an era of rising academic standards, more kids than ever will struggle. But research suggests new ways to help them thrive in the face of adversity. Continue reading

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Character Matters

Liberals don’t want to admit it, and conservatives don’t want to pay for it, but building character—resilience, optimism, perseverance, focus—may be the best way to help poor students succeed. Continue reading

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Tackling the College Remedial Education Crisis

A network of community colleges and universities is rethinking remedial math, and achieving impressive early results Continue reading

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High Schools: Small is Still Beautiful

Breaking up big, dysfunctional high schools into smaller units looked like a reform that failed. Look again. Continue reading

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Raising Standards? Raising Dropout Rates?

President Obama wants to lower the dropout rate. He also wants to raise academic standards. But does one come at the expense of the other? Continue reading

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