An analysis shows that nearly twice as many Georgia students dropped out of school than were earlier reported. The discrepancy arose this year because federal officials are making states apply stricter rules when calculating graduation rates.
A new study shows, students are four-times more likely to drop out of high school if they didn't learn to read on level by the third grade. The Annie-E Casey Foundation published the report. It found one-in-six children won't finish high school if they haven't mastered reading by the third grade.
School officials in coastal Brunswick are experimenting with a new kind of high school -- a night school for dropouts. If enough former students enroll, the school will let dropouts under-21 earn diplomas during the evening, from 4-10pm. School officials say, the aim is to educate dropouts who now might have some kind of employment or other daily tasks.