In a Texas border town where nearly all high school students live in poverty, the school district is trying an experiment to get more kids into college. Instead of waiting until students graduate to enroll them in higher education, the school is pairing with aLearn More >
Street Sense publishes the only newspaper by and for the homeless in Washington, D.C. The organization has long trained participants in journalism and writing, and now it's expanding to offer more education in the arts and digital media, like photography and fLearn More >
American Graduate: Gary Bernice & The Sci-Tech BandAmerican Graduate: Gary Bernice & The Sci-Tech Band
In 2007, Springfield’s Science & Technology High School band located in an underperforming school only had about 20 members when UMass grad Gary Bernice joined as faculty. Over the past couple of years the band has grown to over 500 student musicians and has r
Are kids getting shortchanged by easier-to-earn diplomas?Are kids getting shortchanged by easier-to-earn diplomas?
While high school graduation rates have climbed steadily the last decade to an all-time high, a new investigation by NPR finds reasons to question the increases. Federal data show 81 percent of students finish, but the value of a high school diploma can vary w
Colleges emphasize student 'stickiness' to boost graduationsColleges emphasize student 'stickiness' to boost graduations
In Tennessee, a disturbingly high dropout rate at public universities prompted the state to change how they fund schools: the more students graduate, the more a school gets paid. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the rise of performance-based funding and innovations
Offering high school dropouts a second chanceOffering high school dropouts a second chance
Goodwill is known for its charitable resale stores, but Goodwill of Central Indiana has expanded their mission to help give high school dropouts a second chance at graduation. The NewsHour's April Brown reports on the program's approach to education.