• Can you hear us now? Join us for a webinar on August 6 to learn how to amplify your attendance awareness month message. 

  • Mrs. Powell talks to Tavis Smiley about Don't Call Them Dropouts.

  • Young people who left high school without graduating are speaking up. Will you listen? 

Learn

Key Topic Channels

Recent NEWS

Multimedia

  • Don't Call Them Dropouts Documentary

    "Don't Call Them Dropouts", the largest nationwide study of its kind to date, found students who leave high school without graduating do so not out of boredom or lack of motivation, but because they are overwhelmed by the effects of toxic living conditions on their daily lives, including homelessness, violent surroundings, abuse or neglect, catastrophic family health events, and the absence of caring adults who can help them stay in school.

Quote

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”

    – Nelson Mandela
  • “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”

    – Socrates
  • "Education is about equity, excellence and providing an opportunity for the future."

    – Arne Duncan, U.S. secretary of education
  • "Nothing is unattainable when America comes together around a common cause."

    – Alma Powell