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High School Dropouts Worsened by Lack of Support

Absence of parental or educational support and becoming a parent are the two top reasons cited by respondents for dropping out of high school, according to the 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey of 513 adults aged 19 to 35.

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Fighting Truancy in Chicago Schools: A Score Card on Strategies

Chicago school officials have tried but largely abandoned various strategies for combating truancy in grades K-8 during the past two decades, while collecting little if any data on whether the programs were effective or why some failed. A few programs remain in place but operate on a limited scale or are riddled with problems, the Tribune found.

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Ex-Allderdice (PA) Student Sues Pittsburgh Schools Claiming the District Failed Her After Illness

A former Pittsburgh Allderdice High School student sued the district Sunday, alleging that after she fell ill, the district failed to educate her, derailing a promising academic career.

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Conn. Schools Grapple with Racial Balance

The emotionally charged issues of race and education are on the agendas of several Connecticut school boards as officials struggle to seek state-mandated racial balance at elementary schools.

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School Choice: Boston Public Schools Proposes Five Options

Officials from the Boston Public School Department presented five different plans to address the issue of school choice in the city. All the proposals would mark a significant change for JP residents

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Wisconsin's Rural Schools Troubled by Declining Enrollments

Empty desks far outnumber students inside Krystal Martinson's 11th-grade advanced English class at Eleva-Strum High School.

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Pasco County (Fla.) Schools Face Test on Class Sizes

With an official student count less than a month away, Pasco County schools still aren't where they need to be to meet state class-size restrictions, an assistant superintendent told the school board this week.

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Many Will Miss First School Day in Hamilton County

When the bells ring in schools across Hamilton County on Monday morning, thousands of students who should be at their desks likely won't even be in school.

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Schools' Timing Suspect in Ohio

Columbus City Schools mysteriously withdrew students during the 2009-10 school year who came to school every day.

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Schools in Ohio District Pruned Records, Four Say

A team of data-processing workers inflated Columbus schools’ attendance figures by routinely and purposely removing large numbers of absent students from the rolls, four former district data analysts told The Dispatch.

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