Dropout Prevention: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session, Hearing Held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 24, 2000, Volume 4

This hearing, which occurred at New Mexico Technical Vocational Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, heard from state and local officials about what was working and not working in education. Included are statements on dropout prevention by Congressional representatives and by the Deputy Director of the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department Early Care Prevention and Intervention Division; the Deputy Director of the Emmanuel Baptist Child Development Center and Academy, Farmington, New Mexico; the Director of the Albuquerque Partnership, Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Dean of the College of Education, University of New Mexico; the President of Youth Development, Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Director of the Center for Teacher Education, University of New Mexico; the Associate Superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools, New Mexico; the President of Roger Cox and Associates, Albuquerque, New Mexico; an educational consultant from Albuquerque, New Mexico; a Danforth Fellow at the University of New Mexico Sierra Alternative Program; a student at the Sierra Alternative Program; and a mother from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Statements, letters, and presentations are appended. (SM)

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