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Abuse victims more likely to drop out of school

Dropping out of school seems more likely among kids who were victims of abuse (child abuse, sexual assault, community violence).

Math models can predict dropout rates

As the number of classes students fail goes up, so do the chances they'll drop out, a new mathematical modeling approach has found.

Orlando schools hide students who drop out

Schools in Orlando appear to be gaming the system in order to keep letter grades for the high schools high, even though students aren't being served.

Mentoring group to take part in 15th 9/11 anniversary

A partnership has formed to develop plans for the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in NY, Penn., and Washington on 9/11/01.

Dropout age going up to 18 in Md.

The dropout age in Md., 16 since 1902, is going up next year to 17 and then to 18. What effect will it have on the small number of dropouts?