Improving High School Graduation Rates: A Social and Academic Risk Targeted Approach

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Title: Improving High School Graduation Rates: A Social and Academic Risk Targeted Approach
Authors: Muccilli, Stephanie
Date: 2012
Abstract: High school dropouts have poorer outcomes, such as higher unemployment and lower earnings levels, than those who complete high school. At the broader level, the social impacts of high school dropouts render costs in the form of reduced productivity and increased dependence on income support programs. Social and academic risk factors, notably higher in low-income neighborhoods, increase the probability of students deciding to drop out of high school prior to graduation. Specialized “niche” programs target students based on socio-economic or racial status as a means to improve education outcomes. However, these programs leave many students who need help behind because they are limited in their reach. With the goal of reducing drop-out rates for all those at risk, this paper will propose the implementation of a system-wide social and academic support program through high schools.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23841
CollectionAffaires publiques et internationales - Mémoires // Public and International Affairs - Research Papers
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