Middle schools must do more to prevent failure at high schools

08/11/2008 | Detroit Free Press

More than half of high school juniors failed Michigan's Merit exam, raising concerns about whether struggling students are being spotted early enough as the state prepares to launch a rigorous new high school curriculum. To allow high schools to succeed in the massive effort, middle schools must play their part in identifying potential dropouts and helping them before it's too late, writes the Detroit Free Press editorial board.

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