Can Yoga Turn Around East Palo Alto Schools' Drop-Out Rate?A school district in a low-income area of East Palo Alto is hoping to lower dropout rates by launching a health and wellness program that includes yoga.
Yahoo / Tumblr Deal Renews Debate Over Techie Dropoutst's one thing to say tech geniuses don't need degrees. After all, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of college. But now we've got David Karp, who doesn't even have a high school diploma. Karp, 26, founded Tumblr, the online blogging forum, and sold it to Yahoo for $1.1 billion.
California Dropout Rate Reaches Nearly 20 PercentThe numbers are even worse in Oakland, where 37 percent of students were found to have dropped out before graduating.
Bay Area Figures Startling In Latest High School Dropout ReportA new state report showed that California public high school students were graduating at a higher rate, but more students also were dropping out.