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. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotional

A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

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Ocon, who had been at the school since 2005, became convinced that the source of the dismal performance numbers was not the kids but a hidebound curriculum that was simply not working to their benefit. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts poverty Solutions standards

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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In 2005, Lee co-founded NAAP to offer summertime musical theater programs to schoolchildren in Chinatown. A study found an 18-percent difference between dropout rates for low-income students with high arts participation (4 percent drop out) and those with less arts involvement (22 percent).