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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Dropout Prevention

Learn about programs and share ideas to support at-risk students and keep all young people in school.

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Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

Anne O'Brien shares research and resources for helping secondary students stay in school.

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