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Preventing Future High School Dropouts


An Advocacy & Action Guide for NEA State and Local Affiliates



Preventing Future High School Dropouts, a new publication from NEA, can help affiliates play an important role in preventing students from dropping out of school. Written for busy Association leaders and staff, this comprehensive but user-friendly resource covers six aspects of the dropout problem:
  • Where the crisis is located and what affiliates can do about it
  • Ways to address out-of-school factors that increase dropout rates
  • School practices and policies that increase high school graduation rates
  • Negative effects dropouts have on the nation's economy
  • Programs, practices, and policies that increase high school graduation rates
  • Graduation and dropout statistics in understandable terms


See Preventing Future High School Dropouts ( PDF, 3MB, 158pp). (Note: This is a large file and may take a few moments to download.)