dropout http://wfae.org en Two Local School Districts To Raise Dropout Age To 18 http://wfae.org/post/two-local-school-districts-raise-dropout-age-18 <p>In North Carolina and 21 other states kids only have to go to school till they’re sixteen years old.&nbsp; But next year Hickory and Newton-Conover Schools will raise the dropout age to eighteen.&nbsp;</p><p>That sixteen year old dropout age harkens back to another time when you could easily get a good-paying job in a furniture factory or textile mill without a high school diploma.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:12:38 +0000 Lisa Miller 40018 at http://wfae.org CMS Goes Door-To-Door To Get Dropouts Back In School http://wfae.org/post/cms-goes-door-door-get-dropouts-back-school <p>About 15,000 kids a year drop out of North Carolina schools.&nbsp; In Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the number is about 1,500.&nbsp; School social workers have long made house calls to many kids who simply stop showing up at school.&nbsp; They try to figure out why the child left, get them help, and show them ways they can catch up.&nbsp;</p><p>This is a sensitive situation.&nbsp; Imagine you're a kid who has given up on school and then a social worker shows up on your doorstep.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 02:58:03 +0000 Lisa Miller 12891 at http://wfae.org CMS Goes Door-To-Door To Get Dropouts Back In School