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Document Number: 6371

Sorting Out Student Retention: 2.4 Million Children Left Behind? - It is estimated that 2.4 million students per year were retained in U.S. schools during the late 1990s. This policy brief looks at some of the challenges around retention and presents a number of related policy considerations for addressing those challenges. The brief examines some of the known risk factors for retention, California's approach to retention and compares different groups of low-achieving students. (C. Ryan Kinlaw, Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University, Fall 2005)...

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