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Courant.com: Nearly One In Five High School Students Does Not Graduate In Four Years
Nearly 82% of Connecticut's high school seniors graduated on time last year. About one in five seniors takes longer than four years to graduate, or does not graduate at all, and the numbers are worse for students who are Hispanic, black, poor, in special education or learning English.
TBO.com: 4-day school week is his assignment
A Tampa Bay area school board member is researching a four-day school week as a way to tackle his district's $54 million revenue shortfall.
SFGate: South San Francisco school teaches parents to get involved
A pilot program at a South San Francisco elementary school educates parents on how to get involved at school. Research supports the importance of parental involvement in children's success, and the school's principal says she has already noticed a difference.
USNews.com: Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Scholarship Seekers
The Scholarship Coach provides a few tips for grabbing scholarships that could help pay for college.