“More than 1 in 3 City Students Have Been Held Back” by Tiffany Lankes @Rochester Democratic & Chronicle

Those who repeat two grades have a near certain chance — 80 percent to 90 percent —  of never finishing high school. “The data on retention is clear that it’s  a marker for students who will eventually drop out,” said David  Bloomfield, a professor of education at Brooklyn College. “It’s the  obligation of educators to take students as they are rather than hold them back because they’re not at a certain level.” http://on.rocne.ws/t2WxP8

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