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Only 59 Percent of Hispanics in New Mexico Will Finish High School in 4 Years

Hispanics, who represent about 60 percent of New Mexico's student population, have one of the highest high school dropout rates. "The future of our state depends in large part on what happens with our young students," Diane Torres-Velasquez, the director of the Latino Education Task Force, told Efe. continue reading »

Researchers Say States Should Require Students to Attend School Until 18

A growing body of research indicates that increasing the minimum school-leaving age to 18 not only increases high-school graduation rates but also significantly improves the life outcomes of students who otherwise would have become dropouts, according to an article in the winter 2013 Issues in Science and Technology. continue reading »