Some critics argue that the new certificate may encourage more pupils to drop out of school. But we argue that it is a positive move.
South Africa needs to improve efforts to increase student numbers at technical colleges.
Career and technical education, or CTE, can boost the chances of high school graduation and lower the likelihood of dropping out, but timing is crucial, researchers argue.
Achievement is largely locked in by the age of 25, so those who do not have a Year 12 qualification by then are unlikely ever to have one.
While the media glamorizes famous college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, the reality is that most successful people in the U.S. went to – and finished – college.
South Africa's annual matric pass rate obscures important differences in provincial achievements, the rural and urban divide and the unequal outcomes for learners in poorer schools.
A small minority of children with mental health issues is getting the help they need. School-based mental health is essential to keep students engaged.
Around one in five Australian school students are disengaged, leading to disruptive behaviours in class and students dropping out.
Australian education fails one in four young people. It is time we started exploring why school is not working for increasing numbers of disadvantaged children.
Black students get suspended or expelled at a rate three times greater than white students. The cost: they fall behind in school, and the cycle of poverty and failure is perpetuated.