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Study Examines Which Students Drop Out and Why

A study from the Houston Education Research Consortium, part of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, says age and disciplinary incidents are key factors that impact a student’s decision to drop out of high school. We discuss the data and what steps may be taken to address those findings with Dr. Robert Sanborn, president […]

A study from the Houston Education Research Consortium, part of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, says age and disciplinary incidents are key factors that impact a student's decision to drop out of high school.

We discuss the data and what steps may be taken to address those findings with Dr. Robert Sanborn, president and CEO of the advocacy group Children at Risk, and David Head, the Houston initiative manager for Communities in Schools, a campus-based dropout prevention program.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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