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Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement

Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement.

Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement is dedicated to strengthening, coordinating and aligning resources to reduce the Colorado dropout rate and ensure graduation and school completion and will advance efforts across the state to support planning and implementation of effective practices at the local level. The Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement Unit includes six programs and initiatives and in 2014-15 represents over $28.8 million in funding to support communities, local education agencies, and schools.

Latest News and Updates

New Colorado Student Re-Engagement Program

The Student Re-engagement Grant Program assists local education providers in providing educational services and supports to students to maintain student engagement and support student re-engagement at the secondary level. Funding priority will be given to eligible applicants that seek to improve postsecondary and workforce readiness indicators and student re-engagement at high-need schools. “High need” is determined by the state’s school performance indicator for postsecondary and workforce readiness (PWR).

Please visit the Student Reengagement link for more information and instructions.


Colorado graduation rate remains steady

The dropout rate shows a slight rise in number of students dropping out.

Data released Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 by CDE shows the state saw a small increase in the dropout rate from 2.4 percent to 2.5 percent in the 2014-2015 school year.

Resources and Tools for Graduation and Dropout Rates

School Emergency Management

School Attendance Resources

Join the Colorado Re-Engagement Network!

The purpose of the Colorado Re-engagement Network (CRN) is to streamline the coordination of regional and statewide student re-engagement efforts in order to better serve students throughout the state of Colorado.

To join, please visit Youth For A Change.

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Colorado Dept. of Education
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Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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