Detailed Dropout Studies Guide Policy in City Schools
Analyses in N.Y.C., Philadelphia inform experimental efforts.
Amid concern over the high dropout rates in many big-city high schools, district and community leaders are turning to researchers for a more fine-grained understanding of the nature and scope of the problem.
Recent analyses of the issue in New York City and Philadelphia offer not only basic statistics on how many students are dropping out, or are on track to do so, but also offer detailed looks at the characteristics of young people who leave school without diplomas. A similar study is expected out later this year from Portland, Ore. And officials in Boston are hoping to expand on recent studies of the city’s dropout situation.
Such research is helping schools and communities figure out better ways to keep students on track,...
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