The Wall Street Journal published an article on Oct. 21 about the drop-out problem. I was appalled to learn that only 25% of Detroit students graduate from high school in 4 years. I don’t know how many Detroit students graduate in more than 4 years (a lesson in critical reading…)but this single bit of data is scary all by itself. Here is the article link. (Email me if you would like a copy )
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122455013168452477.html (only live until 10-28)
One of my clients has a relevant story for the topic of dropout prevention…
SAM Learning is being used in many schools but one pilot this summer was with kids who were in danger of failing their HSEE. The school (in Bronx, NY) had encouraging results when kids used SAM to improve their math scores. They had more students pass their HSEE than they had in previous years. Email me if you would like to know more about the program or to get in touch with the school. The assistant principal is a charming lady and loves to talk about how well SAM Learning is working for them.