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Facts about mandatory school attendance through age 18

All students should have the opportunity to access a quality education and earn a high school diploma. Many states have raised the minimum age at which students may drop out of high school. While a well-meaning policy, the research is inconclusive whether mandatory attendance actually increases the graduation rate. Attendance does…...

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Neutral Testimony on LB 996 – Eliminating the option to “drop out” of school

January 30, 2012 To: Members of the Education Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Neutral Testimony on LB 996 – Eliminating the Option to “Drop Out”...

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