Disconnect: Why Kids Skip School

    • Part 1

      Explore trends in school drop out rates and the reasons that students are disengaged from their education.

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    • Part 2

      Danielle Anzalone shares her story of not wanting to attend school because of the bullying and harassment that she experienced. Experts say that many students don’t want to go to school because they are afraid of what might happen.

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    • Part 3

      Karina and Gina both decided that getting good grades was less important than fitting in with their friends. They each found a teacher who was able to motivate them and guide them on the right path.

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    • Part 4

      Dwayne Hamilton Frost describes how it took the help of his friend, mom, cousin and English teacher to turn his life around at a crucial time before he joined a gang.

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    • Part 5

      Explore how keeping kids engaged at school requires the work of not only the entire school administration, but the parents as well.

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  • Disconnect: Why Kids Skip School

    Grade Level: Middle & High School

    About the Program

    Every day in America, about four million children are NOT in school. Hundreds of thousands more are skipping class unexcused. Watch and learn strategies for helping students connect to school and commit to their own education.

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