• September 25, 2012   BY News Desk  

    Tuesday’s FRONTLINE profiles four at-risk students at Sharpstown High School, one of Houston’s worst performing schools. The two-hour special follows the teachers, counselors and principal on a rescue mission to get their students to graduation. Watch Dropout Nation on PBS. … Continue reading

  • September 25, 2012  

    Many parents and teachers have looked to SAT scores as a measure for the quality of education students receive. This year, national average scores on SAT reading and writing tests edged down while math scores remained stagnant. Ray Suarez talks to College Board’s Jim Montoya and University of Oregon’s Roger Thompson for more. Continue reading

  • September 24, 2012   BY Ray Suarez  

    American Graduate Day was observed on Sept. 22 with a multi-platform event featuring a live television broadcast, radio playlist and participation from more than 20 national organizations, celebrities and athletes to spotlight solutions to the nation’s dropout crisis. Again and … Continue reading

  • September 24, 2012   BY Kelly Chen  

    This week, the PBS NewsHour will be featuring voices of and potential solutions to the high school dropout crisis. This comes on the heels of American Graduate Day, during which more than 20 national partners joined forces to provide compelling … Continue reading

  • September 24, 2012   BY Kelly Chen  

    Updated: 9:47 p.m. ET On Monday we begin American Graduate Week with a panel discussion moderated by senior correspondent Ray Suarez. We hear from several former at-risk students who share their personal stories and lessons learned on how they overcame … Continue reading

  • September 24, 2012  

    In the U.S., one million students leave school early each year. Ray Suarez kicks off American Graduate Week with Victor Rios, Stephanie Krauss and Adam Steltzner, three individuals who know firsthand what it’s like to be a high school dropout, but who ultimately turned their lives around and returned to get more education. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2012   BY Kelly Chen  

    More than 7,000 students drop out of school every day, a million each year. Join public media partners this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, for the first ever American Graduate Day — a full day of multi-platform programing to fight high … Continue reading

  • September 19, 2012   BY Imani M. Cheers  

    With a growing deficit and steady unemployment levels, it’s no surprise that young voters (ages 18-29) list the economy as a top issue this election season. Many of these young people will cast their first Presidential vote come Nov. 6 … Continue reading

  • September 19, 2012   BY News Desk  

    NewsHour special correspondent John Merrow has been named a winner of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. The annual award honors “outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education in this country and whose accomplishments are making … Continue reading

  • September 19, 2012  

    Chicago students head back to class as Chicago Public Schools and teachers unions compromise on the issues that led to a seven-day strike. Jeffrey Brown talks to American Enterprise Institute’s Michael McShane and Stanford University’s Linda Darling-Hammond for more on the broader education reform issues involved. Continue reading