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September 02, 2014

Attendance Affects Achievement: Study Provides State-by-State Look

A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.

July 28, 2014

School Discriminated Against Pregnant Student, Complaint Says

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights issued guidance about schools' treatment of pregnant students in 2013.

December 26, 2013

Kentucky Panel's Proposals Could Take Truancy Offenses Out of Courts

A Kentucky task force has recommended changes to the state's justice system that could reduce youth incarceration rates in part by limiting court involvement for offenses like truancy.

December 11, 2013

Raising Compulsory Attendance Age Needs Further Study, Report Says

A national study found few states have investigated whether decisions to raise compulsory school attendance ages actually reduced dropout rates. The study recommends a careful review of the effects as Maryland raises its attendance age in two phases.

September 19, 2013

The 'Dropout Crisis' Is a Poverty Crisis

Only the school district that can address its own climate and turn around a sluggish economy by itself will be the one that prevents dropouts.

August 02, 2013

Alabama Unveils New Student Re-Engagement Plan

The "Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports for Alabama Students" design document focuses on prevention and early intervention, shifting the focus away from reactionary measures.

July 30, 2013

News From the Future: You're Going to Drop Out

A new dropout-warning system being built in Montgomery County, Md., can flag 75 percent of future dropouts as early as the second semester of 1st grade. But what do you do with that kind of information?

July 16, 2013

Dropouts Are Driving Up Medicaid Costs, Says New Report

A new study adds further clout to the idea that dropouts are a national problem, not a personal one—because they cost the medical system money.

July 02, 2013

An Effective Way to Change School Climate: Offer Money

Two unconnected stories both exemplify that, at any age range, positive reinforcement works wonders.

June 06, 2013

A High School Diploma Is Practically a Nobel Prize

Education Week just released Diplomas Count 2013, the newest installment in an annual series focused on graduation.

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