Boston's Innovative Approach to Reconnecting High School Dropouts
Emmanuel Allen, director of the Boston Public Schools Re-Engagement Center (REC), which works to support students who are off-track for high school graduation, authored a blog post about the REC's efforts for Education Week, titled, "Boston's Innovative Approach to Reconnecting High School Dropouts," which was posted on Tuesday, March 5.
"From 2007-08, in the city of Boston, over 1,900 students left school without earning a diploma. From 2016-17, less than 660 students dropped out of school. This 66 percent decrease in the number of students who dropped out in Boston over the last 10 years is a promising trend and demonstrates the efficacy of our student-specific approach."