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Stopping the Drop Out Nation

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...

September 25, 2012

American Graduate Day September 22

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...

September 21, 2012

Students' Voices in the Dropout Crisis

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...

August 20, 2012

What Georgia's New Dropout Rate Really Means

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...

August 20, 2012

What Students Need to Help Them Succeed

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...

December 8, 2011