Dropout Rate Increases For CO High Schoolers

grad-dropoutFor the first time in eight years the dropout rate for students in Colorado has increased, this according to data recently released by the Colorado Department of Education. It was a small increase of point-one percent, but that means that Colorado’s public schools saw 568 more students drop out in 2014-2015. The dropout rate reflects the percentage of all students enrolled in grades seven through 12 who leave school without transferring to another educational environment during a single school year. Gretchen Morgan with the “Colorado Department of Education” said that the increase is concerning and that a high school diploma or GED can have a profound impact on the life of the youth.

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