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Dropout epidemic requires prescription for change (access required)

A recent Oprah “Special Report” and a Time magazine cover story exposed a shocking statistic — nearly one in three American students do not graduate from high school. One in three. Prompting the coverage was “The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives on High School Dropouts,” a report by Civic Enterprises and Peter D. Hart Research Associates for the ...

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