8/6/2009

New Mexico will try to get 10,000 high-school dropouts to return to classes by January 2011 -- one initiative in a state education improvement program announced Wednesday by Gov. Bill Richardson. He plans to use $9 million in stimulus funds toward programs devoted to increasing the state's 54% graduation rate and decreasing the achievement gap. Strategies to draw dropouts back to school include offering online courses and involving business and community leaders.

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