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MassGrad Statewide Showcase - May 6, 2015

Over the last five years in Massachusetts we've reduced the annual dropout number by over 3,700 students AND we've increased the number of students graduating by nearly 4% points! This is unprecedented progress in Massachusetts and we are now considered a national leader for dropout prevention and improving high school graduation rates.

How are we doing it? Over the last five years the MassGrad Initiative has been targeting high schools with the highest dropout rates with funding and training opportunities. This Showcase was a special event spotlighting what we've learned about dropout prevention and graduation – boosting strategies from districts around the state! The event highlighted a variety of strategies – from grade 8/9 transition approaches, alternative pathways, graduation coaches, credit recovery, community partnerships, dropout re-engagement (and much more!) to lessons from district leaders about how to move dropout prevention and re-engagement into the heart of "how we do school."

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MassGrad Showcase Agenda
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MassGrad Showcase Breakout Session Descriptions


Last Updated: May 22, 2015
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