Held back, but not helped

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Most students lost months or even years of school time after Katrina hit in 2005. But they have much better tools than they did in 2005 when the retention policy was put into place,” he said. Rory Williams stands in the library at George Washington Carver High School.

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

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Only 11 percent of the students who entered UMPI in 2005 graduated in four years, and only 30 percent graduated in six — all at a time when the region desperately needs more college grads. Professor Scott Dobrin works with two students inside a lab at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.