Study: Almost 90% of dropouts had passing grades

03/3/2006 | Christian Science Monitor, The

Debunking the popular myth that dropouts leave school because they can't do the work, a new survey by Civic Enterprises finds the vast majority of those who leave had passing grades, but left school because they found classes too boring. The study's authors recommend schools adopt more engaging curricula and set up early-intervention systems to identify and support children at risk of dropping out.

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