February 27, 2008:
Russell Rumberger presented the CDRP Policy Committee Report,
"Solving California's Dropout Crisis"
at the Senate Office of Research in Sacramento, CA
The day began with a briefing for advocates, sponsored by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, followed by a briefing for legislative staff.
The afternoon concluded with a media briefing.
The Schedule of events:
- • 10AM: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Advocates Meeting
- • Noon: CDRP Legislative Briefing
- • 1:30PM: CDRP Media Briefing
Participants (in photos below) included (L to R):
State Assembly Member Jean Fuller; CDRP Director Russell Rumberger; State Superintendant of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell;
State Senator Darryl Steinberg; and Paul Seave, Director, Gang and Youth Violence Policy Office of the Governorís office
Select list of related media:
• Sacramento Bee
2/27: Dropping California's dropout rate starts with accountability, researchers say
2/28: Editorial: Dropout problem gets some welcome attention
2/28: 'Tragic proportion' of dropouts prompts panel ideas;
Better data system, 'lighthouse districts' among suggestions.
• San Francisco Chronicle
• San Diego Union Tribune
Posted on March 16, 2008
Santa Cruz Sentinel's Andy Shapiro:
It Takes a Village: The cost of dropouts continues well past high school
Posted on February 29, 2008
California Progress Report: Solving Californiaís Dropout Crisis is our site of the day
Posted on February 28, 2008
San Francisco AM radio station KGO's Bret Burkhart reports |
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