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Responding to the Region

Dropout Prevention


One of the most challenging issues facing the southeastern region and the nation is improving graduation rates and decreasing dropout rates. While No Child Left Behind started the push to examine “dropout factories” (Balfanz & Letgers, 2004), President Obama’s call to graduate all students has made this issue even more critical.


books  EBE Request Desk Responses

 
PDF #209 - What are states doing to improve graduation rates?  

PDF  #222 - What are states doing on the topic of Black male dropouts?

PDF  #228 - Which states have laws that require schools to serve expelled students?

PDF  #359 - Graduation Coaches 

 

Additional Resources

PDF Berliner, B., Barrat, V.X., Fong, A.B., and Shirk, P.B. (2008). Reenrollment of High School Dropouts in a Large, Urban School District (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2008–No. 056). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory West.

Website  Dynarski, M., Clarke, L., Cobb, B., Finn, J., Rumberger, R., and Smink, J. (2008). Dropout Prevention: A Practice Guide (NCEE 2008–4025). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. 

PDF  Myint-U, A., O’Donnell, L., Osher, D., Petrosino, A., & Stueve, A. (2008; revised January 2009). Piloting a Searchable Database of Dropout Prevention Programs in Nine Low-Income Urban School Districts in the Northeast and Islands Region (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2008–No. 046). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands.

Website  Alliance for Excellent Education

 

Program Effectiveness

Website  National Dropout Prevention Center

Website  What Works Clearinghouse


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