Mentoring program helps keep at-risk students in school

02/18/2014 | San Antonio Express-News

Officials at a high school in Texas credit a program that assigns at-risk middle- and high-school students to mentor elementary students for helping reduce its dropout rate. Participating students earn money and class credit for their work with the younger children. Since adopting the program, officials say the school's dropout rate has decreased to 1.8%, lower than the state's average dropout rate of 3.4%.

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