dropout rate http://wwno.org en 3 Years of Declining Dropout Rate for Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/3-years-declining-dropout-rate-louisiana <p>BATON ROUGE &mdash; Louisiana&#39;s Department of Education says the state&#39;s annual dropout rate has fallen for three years in a row. A department news release says the percentage of dropouts in seventh- through 12th grades decreased from 3.5 in 2009-2010 to 3.1 in 2010-2011. That means 1,100 more students chose to stay in school.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:17:57 +0000 The Associated Press 12618 at http://wwno.org