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For HBCUs, Boosting Graduation Rates May Affect The Bottom Line

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:10 PM

0513dropoutFor the more than 100 historically black colleges and universities nationwide, boosting graduation rates can be an uphill climb.

The schools commonly referred to as ‘HBCUs’ enroll many low-income, minority students who may not be academically prepared for college.

Puerto Rican Engineers Mentor Dayton Youth

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM


Jerry Kenney / WYSO

At El Puente Tutoring Center in the Twin Towers district in Dayton, students are preparing balloons for an experiment.

As Funding Dries Up, A Rural School District Struggles To Help Latino Kids

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:12 PM


Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Tecumseh School District, just outside of Springfield, includes the tiny towns of New Carlisle and Medway—and a whole lot of farm fields and two-lane highways.

Dayton Groups Work Toward Kindergarten Readiness For Latino Students

Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM


Jerry Kenney / WYSO

It’s pretty much accepted by education researchers that preschool attendance has positive long term effects—people who go to preschool are more likely to be successful in K-12 education and to adapt socially to being around other kids.

Life Outside The Classroom Can Often Be The Biggest Challenge for Students

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM


Keihen Kitchen / ideastream staff

Just five years ago, Keihen Kitchen had a lot on her plate.

Eighth Graders Told They Can Overcome

Monday, December 22, 2014 at 9:47 AM

(L to R) Moderator Basheer Jones, college students Keihen Kitchen, Kendal King, Demitria McKenzie, Taylor Moore

The Sound Of Ideas: They Chose To Stay In School

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 12:35 PM

"I owe it to myself to stay in school." —Tyler Watkins, a student at Cleveland's School of One alternative education program.</body></html>

Ohio State Joins Alliance To Help More Post-Secondary Students Make It To Graduation

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM



The U.S. will need 22 million graduates by 2018 to fill all the predicted jobs that will require some kind of post-secondary education, but is only on track to graduate 19 million.

Literacy Advocate Talks Up Campaign For Grade-Level Reading

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Ralph Smith, Director of the Campaign For Grade-Level Reading

Ralph Smith, Director of the Campaign For Grade-Level Reading