By Good News Network Sunday, February 05, 2012
Nevada has the lowest high school graduation rate in the country. But now a multi-million dollar federal grant is helping one district turn its schools around. Host Michel Martin speaks with a principal who spent last Saturday knocking on the doors of students who dropped out, encouraging them to come back to school.
"We're trying to reclaim our students, the students that have dropped out and that's the whole purpose of this initiative."
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