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Title: Dropouts and the 9th Grade Bulge (Information Resource)
Description: Over the past two decades, a great deal of concern has been expressed over the number of students who do not make a successful transition to high school. The consensus is that such students are particularly at risk for dropping out.
Available data suggest that more than half a million young people drop out of high school each year and the rate has remained fairly constant for many years.
Access at: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/9thgrade.pdf 43 kb; 7pp