Video conference to discuss public school dropouts

Monday, April 20, 2009 | 10:10 a.m. CDT; updated 1:25 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 20, 2009

COLUMBIA — A statewide video conference is being held Monday to exchange ideas about how to stop the increasing rate of public school dropouts in Missouri. State education officials set up the conference of 600 educators and community leaders in 21 locations around the state. The conference is being paid for by a grant from a group formed by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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