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Stats Canada high school dropout rates report

2010-11-08

Queen’s University education professor emeritus Alan King is available to talk about today’s Statistics Canada report that says high school dropout rates have been cut in half over the past two decades.

Dr. King has done studies on high school graduation rates and the transition to post-secondary education and work. He can talk about factors that cause students to drop out as well as the difficultly for researchers to accurately track high school dropout rates.

To arrange an interview, please contact Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca, or Kristyn Wallace at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 or kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca at News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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