While dropout is a continuing problem, what about those who are in school - why do they get up early every morning and persist in their education?
In the Newshour's new American Grad project, they are asking students to choose an image that illustrates their motivations to stay in school. We’ll “pin” them up on our Pinterest board “Why I Go to School.”
Teachers can get their students involved by using this NewsHour Extra lesson plan.
We found that students’ decisions to stay in school are also largely personal. In many cases, the same reasons that led to disengagement are also reasons that empower students to excel. They shared with us something deeply personal.