Fewer U.S. schools qualify as "dropout factories"
| Mar 24, 2011
"A report released on March 22 has good news for those working at improving the graduation rate in America's schools–an effort that has received significant attention only for the past decade or so," writes Amanda Paulson in The Christian Science Monitor.
The number of “dropout factory” high schools–those graduating 60 percent or less of their students–stood at 1,634 in 2009, according to the report, which was released by America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center. This represented a decrease from 1,746 in 2008 and from a high of 2,007 in 2002.
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