Linda Perlstein discusses education and writing, with occasional detours into pop culture and food.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Starting early with dropout prevention.
I have always told reporters that if they just look at the dropout problem through the prism of high school, they are missing out. Same goes for educators. Dropouts are made long before teenagers actually stop showing up at school. So I was glad to see Greg Toppo of USA Today write about a Philadelphia middle school that sees dropout prevention as its mission.