NPR Special Series
Nevada Graduation Rates Drop Dramatically
Between 2002 and 2009 Nevada's graduation rate fell from 71 percent to 56 percent. That 15 percentage point drop is the worst among all states according to a new report from the national group, America's Promise Alliance. Learn more.
School's Out: America's Dropout Crisis
The following episodes on the dropout crisis in America, produced by NPR, provide insights into many of the challenges that will be addressed.
July 28, 2011 | NPR · Accurate dropout figures are very hard to find because most states don't adequately collect or analyze the data. Part of the problem is that every state has had a different definition for dropout. Dropped out and then enrolled in a HSE program? Some states don't consider you a dropout.
A High School Dropout's Midlife Hardships
Despite Interventions, No-Show Students Drop Out
Teen Fights To Succeed In Rural S.C. Community |
July 26, 2011 | NPR · Nearly a third of students in rural areas don't graduate. In states like South Carolina, lots of teenagers just don't think they need a high school diploma. Nick Dunn, 16, is at risk of joining the ranks of dropouts. School administrators say he lives under "chaotic conditions" at home.
A Young Mom Resists A Cycle Of Failure
From Drug Dealing To Diploma, A Teen's Struggle
Series Overview: The Cost Of Dropping Out
July 24, 2011 | NPR · Nearly 1 million kids who start high school every year don't make it to graduation. At a time when federal and state budgets are tight, dropouts costs taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in lost revenue, health care, welfare and incarceration costs.
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