By Associated Press - Thursday, June 26, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The city of Tucson is taking a campaign to discourage kids from dropping out of school door to door.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild says Tucson Unified School District officials as well as former high school dropouts plan to visit the homes of students next month.

Rothschild says they will visit students as part of the “Steps to Success” walk July 18. The chosen students all left school within the last 14 months.

The Arizona Daily Star reported ( Thursday that the effort is part of a new program geared toward getting those students back in the classroom.

The Arizona Department of Education says more than 450 students, ranging from seventh to 12th grade, have been identified as having “unknown” educational status.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star,

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