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Aggressive efforts to prevent students from dropping out of school contributed to a modest 3.5 percentage point increase nationally in the high school graduation rate from 2001 to 2009, according to research to be presented Monday at the Grad Nation summit in Washington.
"Before that, I wanted to come back, but I just didn't know how to come about it," Alton said.
He had met with Ms. Dixon multiple times at his house and at school, and after he dropped out, he said he was sure she would return to his home.