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Luring Dropouts Back by Sending them to College

Discussion in 'Public Schools' started by Robert Heiny, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    John Merrow, special correspondent for the PBS Newshour, looks at a program that offers dropouts college courses to make learning more stimulating. The superintendent Daniel King, of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District Superintendent, said that dropouts were "bored" in high school, so he set up a high school-college dual enrollment program for them and they returned to school. Some have graduated from the local community college before they graduated from high school.

    First, kudos to Daniel King and his school board! And, thank you John Merrow for an excellent report of the dual enrollment program.

    This seems like a "Dah" program. Why don't all high schools offer and promote such programs? How many do so and what are their results?
     
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