Minority dropout rates said to have reached crisis levels in six Northwest states:

Minority students, especially Native Americans, are far more likely to drop out of high school than their peers in six northwestern U.S. states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Rather than expecting disadvantaged students to be well-prepared for school, schools must better prepare educators to help such students succeed, said an expert panel at a University of California-Los Angeles Civil Rights Project education conference.

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