Spotlight on Dropout Prevention

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On Dropout Prevention

The Education Week Spotlight on Dropout Prevention is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including:

  • Research-based dropout prevention strategies
  • The dropout crisis in rural schools
  • Graduation coaches
  • State dropout prevention campaigns
  • The cost of dropping out

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While most of the attention is on urban high schools with low graduation rates, rural schools also struggle to retain at-risk students.
March 31, 2010 – Education Week

South Carolina educators use federal stimulus dollars to work with students in danger of failing to earn diplomas.
June 10, 2010 – Education Week

In Perspective
Attitude Adjustment
The Stockton, Calif., district gets serious about lowering—and verifying—its dropout rate.
August 26, 2009 – Education Week

Each will receive $50,000 from the governors’ group to help find ways to keep students in school and bring back those who left.
January 5, 2010 – Education Week

America’s Promise Alliance joins a host of other nonprofit organizations, foundations, civil rights groups, and Oprah Winfrey in calling for efforts to combat one of the most intractable problems in public education: graduation rates.
April 9, 2008 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

If half the students who dropped out of the class of 2008 had graduated, they would have generated $4.1 billion more in wages, according to a new analysis.
December 2, 2009 – Education Week

Research doesn’t offer much in the way of proven methods of addressing the dropout problem, experts say.
May 9, 2007 – Education Week

A new report, the fourth in a series, unites different perspectives to examine the causes of the nation’s dropout problem.
March 17, 2010 – Education Week

Teachers and principals are far more likely to blame parents and students than themselves or their schools for the high school dropout problem, according to a new study.
June 10, 2009 – Education Week

Drawing from a recent study, Cheryl Almeida, Robert Balfanz, and Adria Steinberg tell how new federal funds can be effective.
December 16, 2009 – Education Week

“With more-focused and realistic goals, we could succeed in turning around the biggest school problems, and not in the dim and distant future,” writes William Berkson.
June 11, 2009 – Education Week

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