Schools to raise expectations for graduation
Pasadena ISD to bring 3 new Rs into classrooms
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
Although Pasadena’s dropout rate has declined from 8.6 percent to less than 2 percent during the past 20 years, the district is concerned about its retention rate.
“Our goal with Expectation Graduation is to get those kids back on the four-year target.”
The program’s concept has been in the planning stages for the past year, and will be introduced into ninth-grade classrooms across the district when classes start again in August.
Lewis said the program incorporates three basic teaching concepts into the existing curriculum.