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High Dropout Rates Prompt Calls for Funds to Re-enroll Youth

This morning, education advocates, policy makers and reporters are attending the Hope USA summit in Washington D.C. Numbers in 2007 reveal that nearly 6.2 million kids dropped out of school – many of them black and Hispanic youth. The report, conducted by a researcher at Northeastern University in Boston, urges federal money to be funneled to re-enroll high school drop outs. Cheryle Jackson is the President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, which had a hand in producing this report and the policy recommendations.

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