One in every four Michigan students will not graduate from high school with their class, a fact that is forcing the state to take a new approach to preventing dropouts, reports the Detroit Free Press. Starting this fall, the state is introducing a database that for the first time pulls together in one place three dropout indicators referred to as the ABCs. These are attendance, behavior, and classwork. About 70 percent of students who display problems in one of these areas is in danger of dropping out, according to the Michigan Department of Education. Previously, grades, attendance, and behavior problems...
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