DROPOUT PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION
During the 2010-2011 school year, 3.43% of high school students dropped out of school, a decrease of almost 10 percentage points than the 2008-2009 academic year. The rate of 3.43% is the lowest rate ever recorded in North Carolina, according to the Annual Dropout Event Report.
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DROPOUT RECOVERY PILOT PROGRAM
Application due date - 5:00 p.m. October 15, 2011
Dropout Recovery Pilot Application
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In 2005, the NC General Assembly passed into law Senate Bill 408, an act directing the State Board of Education to identify research-based methods to reduce the dropout rate and the number of suspended students, especially in high-poverty schools with diverse student populations.
Dropout Prevention functions to review research for best practices, effective policies, and model programs in areas such as:
- academic rigor in the curriculum;
- early identification of at-risk learners;
- effective supplemental services for at-risk learners;
- school size;
- school climate; and
- adolescent literacy programs, as they relate to a reduction in the dropout rate and the number of suspended students.