Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Teens who move may not graduate
It doesn't matter if they move to a poorer or more affluent neighborhood.
This was determined as part of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a national stud that followed kides from 7th to 12th grade in the mid-1990s.
The theory is that kids depend more on informal supports--friends, associates, shared experiences--than on the actual institution.
I guess knowing this is helpful in assisting kids who do move adjust, fit in, scope it out, and get with the program quickly and solidly.