A student at her locker in a hallway at North-Grand High School in Chicago. Dropout rates have gone up in some areas amid COVID.
Photo: Stacey Rupolo for Chalkbeat
Dropout rates have ticked up in some states. How big is the problem?
The pandemic affected students on all levels. In this piece for Chalkbeat, writer Julian Shen-Berro explores how the pandemic influenced school completion. The story features Niziere, a student in Toms River, New Jersey. After dropping out of high school, Niziere received LifeSet services from Youth Villages partner Preferred Behavioral Health Group, completed his GED, got his diploma and learned other life skills. He’s a graphic artist and will start college soon at Full Sail University.
Read the full Chalkbeat story here.
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