State Eyes Higher Dropout Age
prompting officials to discuss the idea of raising the legal dropout age from 16 to 18. "We are sending students the wrong message when we tell them it's acceptable to drop out of school at 16," Board of Education Chairman Howard Lee said in a statement.
Across U.S., a record number of homeless school-age children
A record number of public school students have become homeless in Pennsylvania and the nation, putting more than 1.1 million children at increased risk of falling behind, dropping out ... has flipped inside out, and the more we can keep the situation ...
Drop Out, Drop Off
A16-YEAR-OLD in Maryland can't vote, buy a beer or join the military. Parental permission is needed to get a driver's license and to marry. Incredibly, though, a 16-year-old needs no permission to drop out of school ... age. The legal dropout age in ...
Obama Rekindles State Debates on Dropout Age
In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama said states should require that "all students stay in high school until they graduate or turn 18," and said that when students aren't allowed to drop out ... minimum legal dropout age within ...
Elementary school massacre: 20 children among 28 killed in Connecticut slaughter
The gunman, identified as Adam Lanza, 20, was found dead at the scene of the slaughter, Sandy Hook Elementary School ... can imagine." He went on to describe the anguish of waiting to find out if his son was a victim and then running to his child when ...