For colleges to develop effective dropout
prevention strategies, it is necessary to have a clear picture of who these early dropouts
And they project that this one year of dropouts
will commit 3,879 violent crimes, For the full high school population, multiply these numbers by four and the cost is over 2 billion dollars and 15,000 violent crimes.
Conclusions about dropout
rates at charter schools and traditional districts are mixed - largely due to the difficulty of accessing student-level data that accurately identifies former dropouts
who have re-enrolled in schools.
The alternative education students "absolutely would have been dropouts
in the past," he said, comparing them to patients in intensive care who are getting a "whole kind of different treatment there as opposed to a regular comprehensive high school.
For example, the data helped school officials discover 16,000 students counted twice and about 20,000 students who had been inaccurately counted as dropouts
, district officials said.
A new statewide effort in Mississippi to reduce the high school dropout
rate is experiencing positive results in the northeast part of the state.
The formula uses a single system to determine dropouts
, including a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate that links data systems from preschool through postsecondary education.
1) The "stayin-school" mantra has helped reduce the number of dropouts
by 7% since 1990-91.
Canada's high school dropout
rate has declined significantly since the early 1990s, especially in the Atlantic provinces, according to a report by Statistics Canada.
At the other end of the scale, dropout
rates have actually increased since 1990, rising to 30 percent of all 17-year-olds.
In addition to extending time series data reported in earlier years, the report examines the characteristics of high school dropouts
and high school completers in 2001.
For those concerned about the state of leadership in America, and who wonder where the next generation of leaders will come from, I can tell you it's not likely to emerge from the millions of high school dropouts
we're setting loose in the land.
Some students counted as dropouts
actually continue their educations in some fashion.
They've cooked the books: they've tolerated or even encouraged high-risk students to drop out while failing to keep tabs on the dropouts
3 percent) of all dropouts
were 16 to 18 years old.