Arlington Schools dropout warning system 'inadequate'
An Arlington County task force has concluded that the county school system's ability to recognize when a student is at risk to drop out as inadequate.
The Arlington Sun-Gazette reports that dropout rates have risen by over 30 percent since 2008 and that Latino students were most at risk to leave school before graduating.
The task force recommended that the school system take a wide variety of steps to remedy the problem, including the implementation of an early-warning system to identify students who may be likely to drop out.
State data shows that Wakefield High School had the most dropouts in Arlington County in 2010 and that more than 73% of them were Hispanic.
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