Research and Highlights

Area school districts follow suit in state decline of school drop-out rates

By Pressley Baird & Jason Gonzales

Dropout rates hit another record low throughout the state, with two Southeastern North Carolina counties helping lead the charge. In 2011-12, 3.01 percent of high school students dropped out of school, according to data released Thursday by N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Last year, the state posted a 3.43 percent dropout rate. The rate includes students who graduate from high school within five years.

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Youth Outcome Report

In January, the National Dropout Prevention Center partnered with MENTOR at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC, where Big Brothers Big Sisters presented their Youth Outcome Report showing statistically significant improvements for youth during the first year of enrollment in the organization's nationwide mentoring program. more...

Survey of US Effectiveness on Education Policy and Results

The United States earned a grade of C for its education policy efforts and results, in Education Week's "Quality Counts 2012" survey, which annually measures education policies, student achievement, and other factors. more...





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