Chronic Absenteeism Plagues D.C. Schools

Chronic Absenteeism Plagues D.C. Schools

In 2016, Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. made headlines; every one of their 164 seniors had not only graduated, but had been accepted into college. A 100-percent success rate for the school, on the surface. But a closer look, taken in a joint investigation by...
Schools Failing at Civics Education

Schools Failing at Civics Education

Back in 2011, something insidious happened to our schools. Federal funding for civics education was quietly removed from the national budget for education. One year later, only nine states required any basic understanding in civics as a prerequisite for graduation....
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