Five Things Friday: News Round-Up – Civic Marshall Plan and #GradNation

Tuesday’s release of  Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic has provoked a national conversation on the dropout crisis and what the nation needs to do to solve this challenge. Today’s Five Things Friday are some of the videos, news stories, and blog posts that helped share the finding of this report.

  1. CBS Evening News with Katie Couric The ABCs of Dropout Reform
  2. Education WeekStudy Points to Fewer Dropout Factory Schools
  3. Huffington Post A Civic Marshall Plan for a Grad Nation: A Role for Volunteers?
  4. You Tube – President Obama Meets with General Colin Powel
  5. Huffington Post – Meeting the Dropout Challenge