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Dropping out of school

Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Issues that concern you.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Authors in this anthology examine dropping out of school across a wide spectrum, In addition, the volume contains several appendixes to help the reader understand and further explore the topic, including a thorough bibliography and a list of organizations to contact for further information"--Page 8.
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780737762891 0737762896
OCLC Number: 783171102
Description: 110 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dropping out of school is a national crisis / Keith Melville --
Dropout crisis is also an economic crisis / Jeff Kelly Lowenstein and Sarah Karp --
Dropout crisis is improving / Sarah D. Sparks --
High school dropouts are more severely affected by a poor economy than graduates / Alliance for Excellent Education --
Emphasis on vocational education could reduce dropout rates / William C. Symonds, Robert B. Schwartz and Ronald Ferguson --
High-stakes testing and zero-tolerance policies increase dropout rates / Advancement Project --
Separate schools for minorities are not the answer to the dropout crisis / Jan Wong --
New strategies by educators are decreasing minority dropout rates / Ed Finkel --
Dropout crisis is also rural / Mary Ann Zehr --
Decreasing the dropout rate requires multiple solutions / Dale Mezzacappa --
Blended learning offers high school dropouts a second chance / June Kronholz.
Series Title: Issues that concern you.
Responsibility: Heidi Watkins, book editor.

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"Authors in this anthology examine dropping out of school across a wide spectrum, In addition, the volume contains several appendixes to help the reader understand and further explore the topic, including a thorough bibliography and a list of organizations to contact for further information"--Page 8.

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