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Slashing Dropout Rate Key to Turnaround in Mass. District

Publication date: May 8, 2015

Posted by Denisa R. Superville on May 5, 2015.

Seven years ago, this struggling former mill town saw fewer than 40 percent of its high school seniors graduate within four years—putting it in some ignominious company as one of the worst districts for producing high school graduates.
Fast forward to 2014—three years after a state takeover and the launch of an intensive, hands-on effort to drive up high school completion—and Lawrence’s four-year graduation rate has climbed to 67 percent. Its dropout rate has been cut by more than half.

Read full article in Education Week.

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