ERIC Number: ED337848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching the Goal To Reduce the Dropout Rate.
Bottoms, Gene; Presson, Alice
Strategies for reducing by one-half the school dropout rate in the southern United States are presented in this report. Sixteen recommendations made by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) are discussed. These involve the following general areas: setting local goals, focusing on student outcomes, improving the reporting system, and providing state leadership. A major conclusion offered is that reaching the dropout reduction goal requires state leadership initiatives that engage local leaders--in education, the community, and business--to higher levels of motivation, performance, and moral responsibility for successfully holding more students in school through graduation. Seven tables that illustrate regional educational and economic trends are included. (17 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, State Action, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Student Attrition
Publications, Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.