New Study Examines Texas’ Dropout Challenge: Graduation Caps or Graduation Gaps?

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Lynsey Kluever /(512) 320-0222 x 112

May 16, 2006

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As newspapers across the state publish graduation stories and showcase local students who are off to college, often overlooked are the Texas teens who have dropped out before earning their diplomas. A Texas KIDS COUNT special report, The High Cost of Dropping Out: How Many? How Come? How Much?, released today by the Center for Public Policy Priorities, examines this issue.