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Local Communities Keep
More Students on the Path
to a High School Diploma,
College & Successful Careers

In Nashville Public Schools in 2012, one in 11 students dropped out—8.8 percent, which is almost 4 times the previous year’s dropout rate. But a student counted as a dropout is not necessarily someone who does not graduate. The result is that the graduation rate can go up—even as the rate of dropouts goes up. NPT takes an in-depth look at efforts in Nashville to keep students in school by using a robust student data tracking system. Kids who once fell through the cracks are now flagged and given personalized supports to get them to graduation.


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