Colorado Literacy Program Aims To Help Struggling Young Readers

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May marks graduation season – a joyous time for most high school seniors anxious to start the next phase of their lives. But this year, thousands of students in Colorado won’t be donning caps and gowns alongside their peers. More than 10,500 students left high school in 2014 without a diploma. 

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Grant Program Focuses On Colorado’s Troubled Students

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This story looks at an early intervention strategy – Expelled and At-Risk Student Services (EARSS) – at work in Greeley Central High School.

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Ed Advocate Thinks Flexibility Can Fight A 'Dropout System'

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Education advocate Steve Dobo would like to see the number of dropouts reach zero. He’s so committed to the idea, he incorporated it into his company name, Zero Dropouts.

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One Student's Experience Dropping Out, And Getting Back In

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When it comes to dropouts, thousands of Colorado High School students are still slipping through the cracks.

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Even With Improvements, Colorado Faces Costs When Kids Don't Graduate

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High school dropout rates in Colorado have been falling over the past eight years. State education officials are encouraged by the declines, but acknowledge that more work is needed to address the problem.

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