After Scandal, El Paso Program Looks to Aid Dropouts

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As state education officials look to strip the El Paso school board of its authority after a testing scandal rocked the district, local officials are working to bring back students who dropped out of school as a result of pressure from school administrators.

Since August, a district program has sent officials to the homes of hundreds of students who left during the last three years, hoping to persuade them to return and get a high school diploma. "We're in the process of regaining the trust of the students," said Mark Mendoza, who is overseeing efforts to bring back students affected ...

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