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Study: Dropout Rates for Blacks Higher in Charters
A new UT study shows black high school students in Texas are three times more likely to drop out from a charter system
"...said Heilig, "on average, charter schools have triple the dropout rates."..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Choose Your Dropout Rate
A big problem, or just a little problem? Either way, it's problematic.
"...In yet other words, central Texas has a mad dropout problem...."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Rid Communities of 'Dropout Factories'
"...identifies nearly 1,700 Texas high schools that are considered “dropout factories,” let us not forget that the journey toward..."

Nov. 5, 2007 Postmarks

The Dropout Problem
Not students, but teachers – AISD struggles to retain qualified educators

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Red River Regular Will 'Inspire' Through Wrestling
Beerland's Max Dropout rings the bell on Inspire Pro this weekend
"...Of course Max Dropout is becoming a wrestling promoter. The long-time booker at..."

July 5, 2013 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Night School
Kevin Hart goes back to school. Sadly, not comedy school.
"...wooing his lady love (Echikunwoke), Hart plays high school dropout Teddy Walker, another take on the actor’s hustler with..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Magic Mike
Steven Soderbergh directs this story about the male strippers of Tampa, whose lead characters are played by Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum.
"...friend and mentor of Adam (Pettyfer), a 19-year-old college dropout who transforms from a deer-in-the-headlights newbie onstage to an..."

June 29, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell star in this real-life legal drama in which a woman goes to law school in an attempt to exonerate her brother.
"...story of Betty Anne Waters (Swank), a high school dropout and single mom who spends 18 years of her..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Choke, a forgettable adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s 2001 novel, features Sam Rockwell as a man of many hats, all of them off-putting.
"...recovery group mostly to score fresh meat; a medical-school dropout who pays the bills as a Colonial America re-enactor,..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Waiting ...
This frequently offensive and doggedly disgusting film about working in the restaurant industry is technically inept and wholly crude.
"...heart of the film is Dean (Long), a community-college dropout who’s seen his potential dwindle after years of service..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Riding in Cars With Boys
"...knocked up by the sweet but dopey high school dropout Ray Hasek (Zahn). In order to appease her stern..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

808 Heartbreaks
Kanye West's latest is lukewarm
"...the fresh racial examinations hammered home on The College Dropout’s “All Falls Down” and Windy City representing from last..."

Dec. 4, 2008 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

School of Hard Knocks
Number Discrepancies
" designed to let schools off the hook for dropouts who say they plan to pursue a GED --..."

May 14, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Where Are They? T.e.a. Doesn't Know
"...Total Dropouts are calculated not from enrollment figures, but from the..."

May 14, 1999 News Feature

Naked City
A Hard Lesson
"...keep struggling teens from tumbling onto the district's lengthy dropout rolls. The man hired last August as AISD's Dropout..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Barrientos implores Forgione and AISD not to drop its successful dropout prevention program.
"...budget cuts publicly contemplated is eliminating the district's successful dropout prevention program, an estimated savings of $1 million. (Slashing..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Amarillo ISD Superintendent warns Forgione: Greater accuracy in dropout reporting doesn't necessarily mean better ratings under the TEA's accountability system.
"...Forgione, who's now laboring to restore credibility to AISD's dropout reporting system: Don't expect big rewards for your diligence,..."

Dec. 24, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...TAAS exams. The district also reports that the AISD dropout rate, as calculated by the Texas Education Agency, has..."

April 2, 1999 News Feature

Leave No Child Behind
In a an excerpt from their new book, Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose expose Bush's No Child Left Behind policy as an educational Enron.
"...Texas. The other, linked to test scores, is the dropout rate -- one of the highest in the nation...."

Oct. 3, 2003 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Taken to Task
AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione presents the district's dropout prevention task force recommendations, but not all members of the community are happy with the results.
"...It wasn't easy, AISD superintendent Pat Forgione told his dropout prevention task force last week, to distill the lengthy..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

AISD: The Real Story?
"...AISD's own dropout reports, published up until 1994, when the district discontinued..."

May 14, 1999 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
" the Texas Education Agency for better reporting of dropouts to account for the startlingly high attrition of students..."

March 26, 1999 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...taking permanent vacations from school, public interest groups say. Dropout rates at public schools have been questioned by conservative..."

March 19, 1999 News Feature

Off the Record
Max Dropout's garage-punk festival levels Beerland to Ground Zero; David Letterman hosts a Late Show spectacular at Antone's; What Made Milwaukee Famous grapples with success on second LP
"...Local booker Max Dropout was hired on the spot at Beerland after breaking..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

Naked City
AISD'S dropout prevention task force releases its final recommendations.
"...School District will extend some of the most intensive dropout prevention efforts in recent memory to its students, nearly..."

March 3, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Off the Desk:
" continues its investigation into possible falsification of AISD dropout records. This week, attorneys will beginquestioning registrars, dropout recovery..."

June 25, 1999 News Feature

Naked City
"...Johns Hopkins University study labeled six Austin high schools "dropout factories" as part of a nationwide review of high..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature

The Future's So Bright ...
Johnston High School has problems with grades, attendance, dropouts, a magnet program resented by the host school, and a high turnover rate among principals. Will new principal Sal Cavazos stay and can he make a difference?
"...And Johnston has its share of problems: High dropout rates and unacceptable attendance figures that have earned the..."

March 9, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Man of the Hour
Superintendent Pat Forgione discusses his goals for AISD in a Q&A interview with reporter Kevin Fullerton.
"...If I can show progress on that [TAAS scores, dropout rates, attendance rates], the public will believe me, because..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
AISD creates dropout prevention task force
"...Ken Oden, who recently dropped his investigation of AISD's dropout reporting methods in exchange for an agreement from the..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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