Tag Archives: Graduation Rate

Why Indian Education?

We can do more to help all Native youth graduate.

Why Indian Education? Should there be a special focus on helping Native American students find success in school? Isn’t the quality of education the same for all children regardless of ethnicity? Why a special focus? Before we answer these questions, let’s take a walk back in history. Let me first say that Native Americans have […]

Helping Native American Students Graduate


How To Help Native Americans Graduate Native American education has made gains but I was reminded how far it has to go in a recent article that appeared in the Minneapolis Star. It identified some of the schools in Minnesota that had horrific low percentages of Native students that graduate from high school. In Minneapolis, […]

Don’t Forget To Graduate

It is everyone's responsibility to remind kids to graduate.

Don’t Forget To Graduate If you enjoy interesting stories, you will enjoy this one. I was working at Gallery North a year ago last summer. My car was unlocked because I was loading and unloading photographs throughout the day. At closing time I went to my car and when I opened the door, I was […]

Why should we invest in education?


Why Should We Invest In Schools? This may sound like a boring topic because no one likes to talk about spending more money for education. We’re probably all worn out. Pretty soon we will have an array of presidential candidates running for office. All of them will talk about education. Some will say we should […]

Take this drop-out quiz

The first day with kids is as important today as it was 100 years ago.

    Take this drop-out quiz. Students in the old one room schoolhouses dropped out of school because they were more useful on the family farm. In case you haven’t noticed, the small family farm no longer exists. Dropping out of school to work on the farm was once a valid reason. Today dropping out […]

How To Fix Troubled Schools

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  How to Fix Troubled High Schools   We have lots of troubled high schools in the United States.  It’s too bad the piecemeal help these schools receive seldom fixes them.   Troubled schools are characterized by low graduation rates, high absenteeism, a transient student population, poor test scores and many staff changes. Leaders come […]