How this former foster youth defied the oddsHow this former foster youth defied the odds
Only about half of all youth in foster care in the U.S. graduate from high school, and just one in 10 enroll in college. But 19-year-old James Turner, raised in foster care since he was 18 months old and now a college student, is not only defying the odds -- h
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
Unique college program helps poor students make the gradeUnique college program helps poor students make the grade
For Georgia State’s Tyler Mulvenna, a $900 grant from an innovative retention program let him live on campus, work less and do what he came to do: study. The school, worried about abysmal graduation rates for poor students found, a full course load, commuting
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.