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December 14, 2009

'Nagging And Nurturing' in Middle School to Prevent Dropouts

A national middle school model focuses on detecting potential dropouts in 6th grade and provides wraparound support to help them complete high school.

December 10, 2009

Absences Key in Achievement Lag for Spec. Ed. Students

Absences are found to be a key factor in raising the dropout risk for Chicago 9th graders with disabilities.

November 18, 2009

Study Puts Pricetag on Dropout Problem in Major Cities

The Alliance for Excellent Education calculates how much the 50 largest metropolitan areas are losing in wages and in property, sales, and income taxes because students don't graduate from high school.

November 16, 2009

Stuck in 9th Grade: The Bulge in the Education Pipeline

Report details the "9th grade bulge" in six states.

October 27, 2009

A Different Way to Cut the Dropout Rate: Make Graduating Easier

A Des Moines school board committee considers reducing credits needed for graduation.

October 12, 2009

The Cost of Dropping Out: Particularly High for Young Black Men

A new study finds that one in four black male high school dropouts are in custody on an average day.

September 24, 2009

'Graduation Promise Act' Introduced in Senate

The bill would create a fund to help states combat the dropout problem and to expand the supply of secondary schools that help at-risk students.

August 13, 2009

Boycotting Dropouts: Another Alternative

A Dallas middle school uses a time capsule project to keep kids in school.

August 10, 2009

Would Boycotting Dropouts Keep Kids in School?

Texas proposes a workplace ban on hiring high school dropouts.

July 23, 2009

Researchers Pinpoint High Schools With Low Graduation Rates

A new report shows that high school dropout factories are concentrated in 17 states.

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