Estimates place Columbia’s dropout rate at about 3 percent in 2011, close to the state average. Nationally, the U.S. Department of education places the dropout rate at around 3.4 percent in the school year ending in 2010.
So what’s being done to reduce these numbers? Intersection explored the factors that lead students to drop out of high school, and heard about what's being done in our community to change that.
Hosted by Ryan Famuliner.
Eryca Neville, principal, Douglass High School
Lorenzo Lawson, executive director, Youth Empowerment Zone