Keeping Your Student in School

This brochure from the Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest (REL Midwest) summarizes research on the importance of high school graduation. Included in the brochure is a feature on common early warning indicators, including chronic absences (missing more than 10% of instructional time), failure to pass courses in core subject areas (English, mathematics, science, and social studies), failure to be promoted to the next grade level, and disengagement from the classroom. Suggested strategies and related research are also included. The brochure is intended for parents and guardians to communicate about the importance of on-time graduation.