How a failing Atlanta school cut its student turnover rate by nearly half

CBS News | Our continuing series, What’s Working, looks at the innovations that are paying off in America, from education to infrastructure and more. Research finds that when students change schools they’re more likely to be less engaged, which could lower their grades and increase the risk they will drop out of high school. Students generally lose about three months of reading and math with each transfer. A promising new program for low-income students and their families at an Atlanta school has cut the student turnover rate by nearly half.

District Addresses Chronic Absenteeism

Grand Rapids Public Schools in Michigan has reduced their number of chronically absent students over the past few years. How did they do this? Examining their data, creating a culture for success, looking at their school-community partnerships, and family engagement. Read this NPR article for their story.

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