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What Students Need to Help Them Succeed

Heather Neal - Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 8:19am

On November 17, we hosted and aired a summit on dropout prevention. Several experts and panelists spoke on the economical and social impacts of dropping out of school. What was, for me, one of the most impactful...

What Georgia's New Dropout Rate Really Means

Heather Neal - Monday, August 20, 2012 - 5:36am

Georgia’s newest dropout rate numbers indicate that just 67% of our students are completing high school. The last year’s numbers represented 81% of students graduating. While the new number is certainly alarming, it...

Students' Voices in the Dropout Crisis

Heather Neal - Monday, August 20, 2012 - 5:49am

No one drops out of school for no reason; every one who drops out leaves for some reason. It may be that they have no pattern or support for graduating in their family history, negative peer influence, problems with...

Actresses America Ferrera (l) and Aimee Garcia speak about the value of their high school education.

American Graduate Day September 22

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:33am

Over the summer we learned an unsettling statistic: the Georgia high school graduation rate is lower than first reported. Because of a new federal reporting formula, the state’s graduation went from 81 percent to 67...

Stopping the Drop Out Nation

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 5:03am

On the heels of American Graduate Day, we’re airing a Frontline special called Drop out Nation. This programming is part of our continuing commitment to help teachers keep students in school particularly when they are...

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