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Bojorquez, Hector – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2014
Intercultural Development Research Association's latest high school attrition study shows that Texas high schools lose one out of every four students before they graduate. Since 1986, schools in Texas have lost a total of more than 3.3 million students. Despite small improvements over the last several years, at the current pace, universal high…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Student Attrition, School Districts, Case Studies
Duke, Daniel L.; Jacobson, Martha – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
Case studies of two high schools that have been turned around from failing to successful show different ways in which failing high schools can be made to succeed. Both high schools concentrated on first helping incoming freshman, and both reforms were driven by data. They differed in staffing and the focus of their first year of reform.
Descriptors: High Schools, Case Studies, School Effectiveness, Low Achievement