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A new report has found that the number of students who have dropped out from high school in the U.S. has declined. The study shows that the number of dropouts fell from 1 million in 2008 to about 750,000 in 2012.
The report credits federal policy and stronger schools for the improvements. However, some educators say some states, such as Alabama, eased their graduation requirements, which allowed more students to get diplomas.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, one of the groups that released the report.
- John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises.
This segment aired on November 10, 2015.