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All Blog Posts With dropout Tag or Category
October 21, 2014
September 02, 2014
A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.
August 06, 2014
Superintendent John Deasy issued a personal appeal to district leaders to keep tabs on one struggling student at risk of dropping out.
July 28, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights issued guidance about schools' treatment of pregnant students in 2013.
May 30, 2014
A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.
April 24, 2014
A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.
February 10, 2014
As far as the colleges and universities are concerned, higher accountability should be demanded from educators, students, parents and really any Americans that want the best economy and highest-educated population. Public institutions, in particular, should be subject to restructuring or take over if dropout rates are too high. The lack of delivery on the college degree dream at many of these schools is appalling, frankly, and has gone on long enough.
December 11, 2013
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.
October 29, 2013
Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro discusses key challenges facing secondary education in Brazil.
October 05, 2013
A new documentary follows troubled teenager Kelsey Carroll on her difficult road to graduation, and the help that schools can offer even in the toughest situations.