High School Dropouts

Youth Connection Charter School Head of Schools Early King talks to a student in a program designed to give high school dropouts a second chance at a diploma. (Credit: CBS)

New Program Offers High School Dropouts A Second Chance

Traditional classrooms didn’t work for them, but hundreds of high school dropouts are now getting their diplomas a new way – on their terms.

CBS 2–02/09/2012

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Report: Illinois High School Dropouts Earn Far Less, Go To Jail More

A new report says high school dropouts in Illinois have a low earning power over their lifetimes, and are more likely to spend time behind bars.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011