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How "Private Schools" Help Lower Texas' Dropout Numbers
Students can get a high school diploma for a few hundred bucks and an online exam.
September 25, 2012
What Happened to Marcus?
When the school year began again, Marcus came back to Sharpstown. He had thrown away all of his school uniform polo shirts at the end of last school year, in a fit of frustration.
September 25, 2012
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Dropout Nation
An unforgettable portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors, and principal waging a daily, personal struggle to get them to graduation.
September 25, 2012
By the Numbers: Dropping Out of High School
How costly is the decision to dropout of high school? Consider a few figures about life without a diploma.
September 21, 2012
City Year Middle School Moment Screening
Join FRONTLINE and City Year for a live screening and open conversation about new evidence suggesting that the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts may actually occur in middle school.
August 13, 2012
Senate Committee Comes Down Hard on For-Profit Colleges
Following a two-year investigation, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Labor, Education and Pensions [HELP] yesterday released a dense and damning report on the for-profit college industry.
July 31, 2012
Obama's Shout-Out to the West Philly EVX Team
"This is the kind of thing that just isn’t going to get a lot of attention initially," said the president, referring to the success of the West Philly High EVX team.
July 18, 2012
Live Chat Wed. 2:00 pm ET: Beating the Odds in West Philly
Join a live chat about "Fast Times at West Philly High" on 7/18 at 2 p.m. ET with Debbie Morton, the film's producer, team director Simon Haguer and West Philly student and team captain, Azeem Hill. You can leave a question now.
July 17, 2012
Middle School Moment
Johns Hopkins researcher Dr. Robert Balfanz has uncovered a series of indicators that he says can predict how likely a student is to drop out of high school: attendance, behavior and course performance, which he describes as the "ABCs."
July 17, 2012
The Automotive X Prize: A Primer
More on the history of the competition, the organization that sponsored it and other prizes that push the boundaries of innovation.
July 17, 2012
What is Project-Based Learning?
Background on the alternative approach to education featured in Fast Times at West Philly High.
July 17, 2012