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New Survey Reveals Reasons for Dropping Out of School

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States’ high school graduation rate has declined significantly. In 1970, the U.S. boasted the world’s highest rate of high school graduation; today, we are ranked at #21. The Alliance for Excellent Education reports that 7,000 American students drop out of school EVERY school day, amounting to approximately 1.3 million

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The Impact of Skipping School

It is estimated that seven million students (K-12) miss 18 days or more each year, and the concentration of that absenteeism is in middle and high schools. In some states, as many as 1 in 3 high school students are absent on any given day. Research shows that student achievement suffers after only five absences. Students who miss more than

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