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Dropouts in America : confronting the graduation rate crisis

Author: Gary Orfield
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard Education Press, 2004.
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Only half of our nation's minority students graduate from high school. "Dropouts in America" confronts the challenges facing urban schools, as well as strategies to combat increasing high school  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dropouts in America.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard Education Press, 2004
(OCoLC)622267357
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Orfield
ISBN: 1891792547 9781891792540 1891792539 9781891792533
OCLC Number: 57253457
Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Losing our future : minority youth left out / Gary Orfield --
Sketching a portrait of public high school graduation : who graduates? who doesn't? / Christopher B. Swanson --
Graduation rate accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act and the disparate impact on students of color / Daniel J. Losen --
Locating the dropout crisis : which high schools produce the nations dropouts? / Robert Balfanz and Nettie E. Legters --
High school dropout, race/rethnicity, and social background from the 1970s to the 1990s / Robert M. Hauser, Solon J. Simmons, and Devah I. Pager --
The national dropout data collection system : history and the search for consistency / Phillip Kaufman --
Why students drop out of school / Russell W. Rumberger --
Graduation and dropout rates after implementation of high-stakes testing in Chicago's elementary schools : a close look at students most vulnerable to dropping out / Elaine M. Allensworth --
Accountability and the grade 9 to 10 transition : the impact on attrition and retention rates / Lisa Abrams and Walt Haney --
Whatever happened to the class of 2000? : the timing of dropout in Philadelphia's schools / Ruth Curran Neild and Elizabeth Farley --
Preventing dropout : use and impact of organizational reforms designed to ease the transition to high school / Kerri A. Kerr and Nettie E. Legters --
What can be done to reduce the dropout rate? / Russell W. Rumberger --
Interpreting the evidence from recent federal evaluations of dropout-prevention programs : the state of scientific research / Mark Dynarski --
Essential components of high school dropout-prevention reforms / James M. McPartland and Will J. Jordan.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Orfield.
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