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...

Year Round Classes Help Students Graduate

New opportunities are helping at risk youth, as year round classes help students graduate. When 17 year old Koran Blackman was at his old school, Bonnabel Magnet Academy High in Kenner, he was known for being in the popular crowd.  He insists he is not trying to sound...

At-Risk Youth Linked To High School Dropout Problem

PBS NEWSHOUR examines at-risk youth in two pieces on high school dropout problem airing this week. The PBS NEWSHOUR took a close look at the link between at-risk youth dropping out of high school and juvenile crime in two reports airing this month. In the first...