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The U.S. Dropout Rate is Falling Fast, But Hold the Champagne

October 23, 2014 by twalker  
Filed under Featured News, Top Stories

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By Tim Walker On the heels of the good news about the U.S. graduation rate comes word from the U.S. Census Bureau that the high school dropout rate has fallen to a record low. In 2013, just 7 percent of 18-24 year olds dropped out of school, down considerably from 12 percent in 2000.  Although the [...]

The “Silent Crisis” of the Latino Dropout Rate

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By Lance Fuller According to the National Center for Education Statistics, almost 20 percent of Latino males dropped out of high school in 2008, the highest among any demographic in the country. The long-term consequences of Latinos and ultimately men of color dropping out of school create what Dr. Luis Ponjuan calls a “silent crisis.” [...]