In Philadelphia, the Diplomas Now program is targeting the middle grades to pay attention to the "red flags" that often spell trouble later on, resulting in high drop-out
rates, particularly in large urban centers.
Quite frankly, I question the apparent worthiness of emphasizing improvement in the high school drop-out
* During the 1990/91 school year, one out of every six young people in the study group, or 16.7%, was a drop-out
by 2004/05, when this rate had slipped to 9.8%.
The Government believes UK drop-out
rates are about 14 per cent.
: In four years, Hamilton County has used the $8 million for creating a career-based magnet high school and a ninth-grade transition program that gives more attention to students in a year when the drop-out
rate is high; mandating that all students graduate with college-bound class requirements.
Turns out that thousands of students who should have been recorded as drop-outs
had been swapped to other categories, such as "transferred" or "moved." Across this school district once led by U.S.
It is also well under the university's 5.2% annual maximum drop-out
Founder and chairperson of the Epistles Reach-Out Organisation, Ms Lesedi Oboneng, says there is need for everyone to roll up their sleeves and come up with ways to end school drop-outs
"Research shows that the number of young people interested in contact lenses is higher than any other group." And, "drop-out
data shows that young people have the lowest drop-out
rate," he said.
The result of the intensive, hands-on approach to student attendance, called Schools and Families Empowered, or SAFE, is a drop-out
rate that's non-existent.
Paisley University has the biggest drop-out
rate with a third leaving early.