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2011-07-11 09:51:00

PORTLAND, Maine, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandi Amorello, creator of the Irreverent Widow Project, a combined art exhibit, website and blog that supports women suffering through a variety of life's perils, recently developed a similar forum for alternative-thinking women of all ages entitled, Girl Scout Dropout at www.girlscoutdropout.com. This newly launched online community will serve as a safety zone for women who embrace their rebellious spirits and celebrate the fact that their...

2008-09-04 12:00:26

By Kimberly S Wetzel; Katy Murphy California's future may not be so bright after all. Nearly one in four students drops out of school, according to a new analysis of dropout data released Wednesday by the State Department of Education. The four-year derived dropout rate, based on the 2006-07 school year, is an estimated 24.2 percent. More than 67 percent of the state's public school eligible students graduated and 8 percent of students -- such as those who seek GEDs -- are considered...

2008-09-04 12:00:25

By Kimberly S Wetzel; Katy Murphy; Jennifer Gokhman California's future may not be so bright after all. Nearly one in four of the state's approximately 6 million students drops out of school, according to the most accurate-ever analysis of dropout data released Wednesday by the state Department of Education. The data -- based for the first time on actual student tracking rather than a "guesstimated" formula as used in the past -- show that an estimated 24.2 percent of students dropped...

2008-08-18 18:00:38

By Jacques Gibble In June, 490 McCaskey High School seniors graduated. The previous year, as a junior class, it had 723 students. As a sophomore class it had 911 members and as freshman class there were 1,128 students. The senior class of 2007 launched 525 graduates but had 1,060 students when it was in ninth grade. In other words, of the almost 2,200 freshman who entered McCaskey in the classes of 2007 and 2008, only 1,005 graduated (www.pde.state.pa.us/k12statistics). Where is the...

2008-07-24 03:00:52

By Tom Elias Three things are clear in the aftermath of huge headlines trumpeting the 24 percent dropout rate reported last week by California's public school officials: Schools are at long last ready to admit there's a dropout crisis of catastrophic magnitude. The figures reported are still far lower than what is occurring in real life. And public schools will have to make major changes if they are to come anywhere close to achieving their mission of educating California's...

2008-07-19 00:00:32

ON the matter of high-school dropouts, there's some good news, and much, much more bad. First, for the good: At last the state of California seems to have a coherent system for counting dropouts. In the past, the state's numbers were based largely on the unverified reports of individual school districts, which, naturally, had a vested interest in making the situation appear rosier than it really was. For this reason, up until 1998, the California Department of Education maintained the...


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