ERIC Number: ED494049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Dropping Out Is Hard to Do. Issue Brief.
Jerald, Craig D.
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
This is the second in a series of issue briefs to be written for The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement during 2006. In this issue brief, the author examines what recent research says about high school dropouts and explains the powerful role schools can play in keeping students on track to graduate. The latter includes combining greater academic rigor with more real-world relevance in the curricula and early detection and intervention of students at risk. (Contains 22 endnotes.) [This issue brief was produced by The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, administered by Learning Point Associates in partnership with the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) and WestEd, under contract with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.]
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Dropout Prevention, Graduation Rate, Academic Standards, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement. 1100 17th Street NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20035. Tel: 877-277-2744; Web site: http://www.centerforcsri.org
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A