Educators: Career programs make high school more relevant

03/9/2009 | San Antonio Express-News

Brenda Rodriguez, 18, was on her way to dropping out of high school like her five older siblings until a health-education program caught her interest and inspired her to become a nurse. She's not alone, educators say. "A lot of students are dropping out because they don't find school relevant or because they have no connection to school that helps them to stay," said Alisha Hyslop, the assistant director of public policy at the Association for Career and Technical Education.

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