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Truancy and Dropout

Present, Engaged, and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades

National Center for Children in Poverty

This report examines how schools and communities working together can significantly reduce chronic early absence by taking comprehensive approaches for ensuring schools and families understand atte

Keeping Pregnant and Parenting Students From Dropping Out: A Guide for Policymakers and Schools

Healthy Teen Network, National Women's Law Center

This guide for policymakers and schools explains how Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 protects pregnant and parenting students' rights to an equitable education.

Disconnected Youth: Federal Action Could Address Some of the Challenges Faced by Local Programs That Reconnect Youth to Education and Employment

U.S. Government Accountability Office

This report discusses the challenges faced by local programs that reconnect youth to education and employment.

Engaged for Success: Service-Learning as a Tool for High School Dropout Prevention

Civic Enterprises

This report presents original and secondary research that shows the ability of service-learning to address some of the principle causes of dropping out.

Towards a More Telling Way of Understanding Early School Leaving

The Institutes for Educational Research

This paper explores the pathway taken by students through withdrawal and disengagement towards leaving school early.

Numbers and Rates of Public High School Dropouts: School Year 2004

US Department of Education

This report draws on diverse sources to provide data on the numbers and rates of public school students who dropped out of high school in school years 2002

National Portrait of Chronic Absenteeism in the Early Grades

National Center for Children in Poverty

This brief reveals a significant level of absenteeism in the early school years, especially among low-income children, and confirms its detrimental effects on school success by examining children f

Cities in Crisis: A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation

Editorial Projects in Education

This report takes a geographically-informed approach to the issue of high school completion.

When Girls Don't Graduate We All Fail: A Call to Improve High School Graduation Rates for Girls

National Women's Law Center

This report provides information on female students who do not complete high school.

Reframing School Dropout as a Public Health Issue

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This article summarizes knowledge on the link between health and high school graduation and discusses the pathways by which graduating from high school contributes to good health.