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Reducing high school dropout numbers (rebroadcast)

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Estimates place Columbia’s dropout rate at about 3% in 2011, close to the state average. Nationally, theU.S. Department of education places the dropout rate at around 3.4%. So what’s being done to reduce these numbers? Today on Intersection, we’ll explore some of the reasons that students drop out of high school, and find out what being done in our community to change that. 


Eryca Neville, principal, Douglass High School 

Lorenzo Lawson, executive director, Youth Empowerment Zone

Note: This episode of Intersection originally aired on April 15, 2013.

Rehman Tungekar is a former producer for KBIA, who left at the beginning of 2014.