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“We have parents who don’t have the capacity to help the kids,” Devona Jones (above), dropout prevention coordinator for the Coahoma County School District, said. Photo courtesy Sharon Lerner

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Getting to Graduation: Mississippi’s Statewide Push to Keep Kids in School

The Legislature's goal to increase the statewide graduation rate to 85 percent by the 2018-2019 school year has, in part, fueled Mississippi to work hard to keep students in school.


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