Wednesday, 17 October 2007 20:30
The General Assembly filed two new legislative panels
The Joint Legislative Commission on Dropout Prevention and High
School Graduation was created to examine how middle and high school reforms
influence the dropout rate, review curriculum, and decide which strategies are
making the biggest difference.
A separate panel will award dropout prevention grants of up
to $150,000 to encouage successful initiatives by school districts, nonprofits and
Department of Public Instruction data shows that only
68 percent of North Carolina ninth-graders are earning a high-school diploma
within four years.