Experts: Dropout Count Skewed Data from both federal and state education departments regarding the number of high school dropouts is highly misleading, experts say. There is no standardized definition of a dropout; education observers say that makes it difficult for states to track students who leave school. NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports.
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Experts: Consistency Needed in Counting Dropouts

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Experts: Consistency Needed in Counting Dropouts

Experts: Consistency Needed in Counting Dropouts

Experts: Consistency Needed in Counting Dropouts

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Data from both federal and state education departments regarding the number of high school dropouts is highly misleading, experts say. There is no standardized definition of a dropout; education observers say that makes it difficult for states to track students who leave school. NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports.