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How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years
 

How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years
School partnerships at a Tulsa high school combine relationship-building with data analysis to boost graduation rates

By Amadou Diallo
The Hetchinger Report
December 5, 2017

TULSA, Okla. — The first thing you notice during morning arrival outside Daniel Webster High School is the cluster of red-jacketed young adults, each holding up a sign identifying their favorite hobby. They’re members of City Year, a nonprofit partner of AmeriCorps that recruits college-age members from across the country to serve as tutors and mentors in high-poverty urban schools. Many of the Webster upperclassmen simply walk by the City Year members, but several younger students stop and engage in conversations about a shared love of video games or binge-watching YouTube clips….

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