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Host: Scott LaMar
More than 10,000 Pennsylvania students in grades 7 through 12 dropped out of school during the 2010-2011 academic year. Many of those students are from central Pennsylvania, which posts some of the highest dropout rates in the state. At a time when jobs are hard to come by, teachers, parents, and administrators are trying to prevent vulnerable students from dropping out, but many are falling through the cracks.
On Friday’s Radio Smart Talk, we’ll look at Pennsylvania’s high school droputs, and hear about what’s being done to boost the commonwealth’s high school graduation rate of about 80 percent. The program is part of the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen public media initiative on witf.
Are you a high school dropout yourself? Do you know of someone who left school? We’d like to hear from you.
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