Also in the WAMU 88.5's American Graduate Series series
The Impacts Of The High School Dropout Crisis
With so much at stake, D.C. works to provide a second chance at graduation for dropouts.
Bridging The Gap Between Home And School
Preventing dropouts requires teachers and staff to get parents more involved
Scaling Up Solutions To The Dropout Problem
Program applies successful Johns Hopkins model to D.C. schools and beyond
At Baltimore Talent Development High, students and staff form close, respectful relationships
Battling Homelessness, Crime On The Path To Graduation
Despite odds stacked against them, two students strive to finish school
Fighting the Odds: Inside D.C.’s Dropout Crisis
In a special production by WAMU 88.5 News, we focus on a singularly important topic in Washington, D.C. – the large number of students who drop out of school.
Other countries have pulled ahead, and the U.S. falls behind