Large Grant Will Fight High School Drop Out Rate

In a low income district where poverty is pervasive a large grant will fight high school drop out rate increases, making a difference in the lives of many students. In Greenville County, English is the second language for many students and poverty affects most...

Accelerating the Graduation Rate for Dropouts

A special school program is accelerating the graduation rate for dropouts without having them ever set foot in a public school. Students who are not on tract to complete their high school diploma by their 21st birthday will now have an opportunity to attend the Bethel...

Raising Graduation Rates for At Risk Students

The creation of a new and unique school is how one district plans on raising graduation rates for at risk students.  Students who are behind in their credits and at risk of not graduating will be the beneficiaries of Lawrence Advance Academy, in the Metropolitan...

Study Proves Cost of Dropouts to the Economy

A recent study proves cost of dropouts to the economy is having a serious impact both in the short term and over the lifetime of the student. In Arizona alone, the cost to the state is $7.6 billion over a lifetime.  . The lifetime economic losses in Tucson were...

Graduation And Dropout Trends Displayed Nationwide

Two maps presented by the National Center for Education Statistics show high school graduation and dropout rates nationwide. Featuring data from 2009-10, the maps show  that while the national graduation rate is at its highest level since 1974 — at 78% —...