Alarming stat for Brooklyn, NYC schools spark dropout solution summit

A disappointing educational rating has Brooklyn and city educators taking active steps to prevent high school dropouts. Out of the 50 largest school districts in

BROOKLYN - A disappointing educational rating has Brooklyn and city educators taking active steps to prevent high school dropouts. Out of the 50 largest school districts in the United States, New York City rated third to last for graduation rates, according to a report from the EPE Research Center. Organizers say the alarming statistic is what prompted a dropout prevention summit Friday. Educators argue the school system needs to encourage students and make them want to stay in school. They say the district?s own curriculum is working against itself. Some Brooklyn students say their peers drop out because they are overwhelmed. Some educators agree, saying frequent testing puts too much pressure on students. Other educators maintain testing is necessary and is the only way to assess the level of learning. Many participants believe the effort to keep kids interested in learning needs to start at an early age. Organizers of the summit say they will submit a list of recommendations to the mayor?s office, City Council and schools chancellor.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Brooklyn nail salon makes its own unique nail 1 Brooklyn Style: k2 Nail Salon
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 2 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what old TV 3 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
4 Activists push women's rights with double entendre
A new kind of snack is sweeping through 5 New bean snack created by Brooklyn resident

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE