Gifted students in US public schools can be overlooked and unappreciated. Parents, looking for better options, have begun to find some.
'Dropout factories,' schools that graduate 60 percent or less of their students, fell to 1,634 in 2009, down from 2,007 in 2002, says a new report. Attention on the dropout problem has led to improvement, analysts say.
Many parents of students in low-performing schools say they're not kept informed, a new report finds.
Enlisting even a fraction of them to volunteer would be a boon for the US.
The campaign hopes to increase the ranks of American volunteers from 61 million to 100 million by 2020.
Readers write about freedom of the student press and how to engage teens with learning.