High School Disconnection: Insights from the Inside

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Author(s): The Cowen Institute - Tulane University

  • Amy Barad
  • Debra Vaughan

Published: May 2014

Report Intro/Brief:
"High School Disconnection: Insights from the Inside explores the causes of high school disconnection and potential solutions to address it. The study uses information gathered in interviews with high school administrators and staff, leaders of supporting youth development intermediaries, as well as focus groups with youth, to understand the root causes of youth disconnection and current practices and interventions targeting dropout prevention in New Orleans. The discussions center around the issues of academic preparation, school culture, building relevant and rigorous curricula, and relationships with adult mentors and peers. "
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