School officials and volunteers in Houston have been knocking on the doors of students who didn't show up at the beginning of the school year, offering ways for them to get their diploma. As a result, the dropout rate has fallen significantly. This could be a model for other school districts.
From 1996 to 2006, rates exceeded expectations in many poor, urban districts, a new report finds.
US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings pushes a uniform system to calculate and report rates.
The case against the Palm Beach County district aims to clarify its duty to keep more kids in school.