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The Exchange

Checking In On The Dropout Rate


In 2009, Governor Lynch signed a law making it illegal to drop out before the age of eighteen. Last month, state officials touted a report ranking the state among those with the lowest dropout rates. But all is not rosy. There are certain areas where that number is a lot higher, especially in Manchester. We’ll look at what’s working and what’s not for our dropout rate.


  • Paul Leather - Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education
  • Mark Joyce – Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association
  • Robert Fried – Executive Director of the Upper Valley Educator’s Institute in Lebanon

We'll also hear from

  • Scott Strainge - Director of Secondary Education for the Timberlane Regional School District.
  • Tom Brennan – Superintendent of the Manchester School District

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