Posts tagged "dropout rates"

Young filmmakers show being a high school dropout isn't the end of the story

Young filmmakers show being a high school dropout isn't the end of the story
Stephanie Lewis is 19 years old. She’s a high school junior and an A student. She used to have another label: high school dropout. But that one didn’t stick. After struggling at her regular Chicago high school, she enrolled at Prologue Alternative High School and took a class on video production. Now Stephanie has another... Read more »

Upping Chicago's dismal graduation rates

Over the weekend, a giant school bus rolled into town. Correction: a “Get Schooled” Bus – a nationwide initiative to improve high school and college graduation rates across America. With only 50 percent of Chicago’s kids graduating from high school and shockingly low college graduation rates for some predominately minority Chicago universities, we could use... Read more »