First of a five-part seriesNo statistic in education is more damning than the nation's dropout rate. Almost 4 million students start ninth grade every year. One in four won't graduate.About half of those who drop out every year are black.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached the end of his mayoral honeymoon, according to the Christian Science Monitor. The verdict comes after the mayor walked out on an interview last week with Mary Ann Ahern, a political reporter for NBC 5 Chicago.
Atlanta Public Schools interim Superintendent Erroll Davis has sent letters home to all 178 employees implicated in the system's cheating scandal, informing them they can resign next week or face being fired.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the letters began arriving in mailboxes Friday