Friday, June 15, 2007
The group leading the House initiative to improve the state's high school graduation rate recently held its third public hearing, this time at
Parkland High School in . The audience for the hearing included several members of the House of Representatives, school administrators, teachers, parents, students, local leaders, and concerned citizens. Winston-Salem school superintendent Don Martin also came to share information about dropout trends in his school system. The group may hold additional hearings before presenting its recommendations. The budget proposed by the House included $7 million to help the state better address this serious issue.