Dropouts talk about what made them leave Philadelphia schools

    They come from all over the city. And they left for different reasons. Some fled their schools, and some fled the city altogether. They all dropped out.


    NewsWorks partner the Public School Notebook has launched its series, Focus on Speaking Out, Not Dropping Out.

    Reporters talked to dropouts from different School District of Philadelphia schools across the city to find out why they left and if and how they found their way back.

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