The “last day of school” is a misnomer.
Kids who are the first in their families to brave the world of higher education come on campus with little academic know-how and are much more likely than their peers to drop out before graduation.
Districts are experimenting with longer classroom hours—and surprisingly, students and teachers seem to love it.
"I wanted to leave," a Vanderbilt student said. How mentoring programs help him and other first-generation students stay in school.
Is there a way for teachers to make more money and advance in their careers without leaving the classroom?
And why do they stay?