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Author(s):Balfanz, R., and Legters, N
Title:Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Short Description:This study was undertaken to locate the dropout crisis, and to determine its full scale and scope by identifying the locales with the most severe dropout rates.
Annotation:Current investments in the high school reform movement threaten to increase already gaping achievement disparities between upper-income and low-income students if they fail to target and fix the high schools that are producing the greatest number of the nation’s dropouts. Systematic focus and adequate resources are necessary to achieve real change. This study was undertaken to locate the dropout crisis, and to determine its full scale and scope by identifying the locales with the most severe dropout rates.
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Associated Keywords:
Achievement Gap
High School
High School Dropouts
Low-Income Students

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