Maryland’s high school dropout age would rise from 16 to 17 in 2015, under a measure that has passed the House of Delegates.
The last straw for 17-year-old Alton Burke was a note left on his door. The high school dropout picked up the phone and re-enrolled at South Hagerstown High.
New numbers released on Friday show a reversal in the city’s low graduation rate. Baltimore may have found the key to turning it around.
The Baltimore City school system has had remarkable success in lowering its dropout rate.