Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dropout Signs Can Be Spotted Early Among Frequent School Ditchers -- Report

Dropout Signs Can Be Spotted Early Among Frequent School Ditchers -- Report:


Dropout Signs Can Be Spotted Early Among Frequent School Ditchers -- Report

It's the second day of school in Chaparral High School, a day assistant principal Todd Peterson calls "the second happiest day in the world for all the kids."

"They're measuring everybody up and they're making the decisions, one, if they like the teacher, and two, if they like the class," says Peterson, who leads the Las Vegas school.

These measurements can be critical: Early first impressions dictate who comes to school and how often, a question that influences who graduates, who goes to college and, ultimately, who gets a job. Students who miss 

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