JOMC 491.3 - "PARNM" - Spring 2009

Course Syllabus

Assigned Readings

Dropout Issue

"Missing Persons: Understanding
and Addressing High School Dropouts in North Carolina" (N.C. Center for Public Policy Research, June 27, 2007)

* Press Release (PDF)

* Full Report (PDF)

"The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts" (Civic Enterprises report for the Gates Foundation, March 2006)

* Read pages i-vi (PDF)

Dropout Risk Factors and Exemplary Programs

* Executive Summary only (PDF)

N.C. Joint Legislative Commission on Dropout Prevention and High School Graduation Report (April 29, 2008)

* "Summary of Study Commission Proceedings" and "Findings and Recommendations," pages 9-19 (PDF)

"Disconnected Youth in the Research Triangle Region: An Ominous Problem Hidden in Plain Sight" (MDC for the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, August 2008)

* David Dodson's Op-ed in the N&O

Media Stories on the Issue

* "High School Dropouts Aren't All F Students" (NPR, March 2, 2006)

* "Dropout Nation" (Time, April 9, 2006)

* "Lessons From a Dropout" (The Story with Dick Gordon, American Public Media/WUNC, December 10, 2008)

* "Dropout Dilemma" series (Salisbury Post, Dec. 14-18, 2008)

* Introduction

* Video games, suspensions prove too much of an obstacle to finishing school

* No more mills: Changing workforce means fewer options for dropouts

* New program provides funds to cut dropout rate

* A third of Rowan-Salisbury dropouts are freshmen

* This dropout says he's determined to be something

* Leaders: Good teachers key to student success

* New school year means tougher standards for graduation

* Teen mother looking forward to graduating, going to college

* Tell what you think about the dropout problem

Tips for Covering the Education Beat

* "Investigating Education" (Investigative Reporters and Editors Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop, Feb. 18, 2007)

* "Standards for Education Reporters" (Education Writers Association, October 2002)


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