There's a big push on dropout prevention going on in DC this week that isn't in the Chicago press yet that I've found. Here are some clips to tide you over:
adoption of a federal graduation formula would correct one of the most
glaring weaknesses of the federal No Child Left Behind law.
The likelihood that a ninth-grader in one of
the nation's biggest cities will clutch a diploma four years later
amounts to a coin toss — not much better than a 50-50 chance, new
of the nation's 50 largest cities had high school graduation rates
lower than 50 percent, with the lowest graduation rates reported in
Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana and Cleveland, Ohio, according
to a report released Tuesday.
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