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.
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December 11, 2013
September 17, 2013
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
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 29, 2013
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 15, 2013
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 01, 2013
Two unconnected stories both exemplify that, at any age range, positive reinforcement works wonders.
June 06, 2013
Education Week just released Diplomas Count 2013, the newest installment in an annual series focused on graduation.
March 25, 2013
A new PBS documentary explores a year in the life of a traditional public school in Washington, D.C.
March 18, 2013
A new set of briefs on topics including bullying, dropout prevention, and inclusion present the latest in research and best practice for effective school climate reform.
December 12, 2012
At a U.S. Senate hearing, speakers outlined how bad behavior at school, once handled in house, is now triggering juvenile arrests that derail students' education.