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9th grade challenges

The Importance of the Ninth Grade on High School Graduation Rates and Student Success, McCallumore, Kyle Megan; Sparapani, Ervin F.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n2 p60-64 Oct 2010

Developing Early Warning Systems to Identify Potential High School Dropouts, Jessica B. Heppen and Susan Bowles Therriault


Impact of mentors

Sponsor-A-Scholar: Long-term Impacts of a youth mentoring program on student performance. Johnson, A. (1999). Princeton: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

E3:OSSI - Personalized Environment. Campobasso, Kathy.  Oregon Small Schools Initiative, n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. 


Transition programs

Urban and nonurban schools: Examination of a statewide student mentoring program. Dappen, L & Iserhagen, J. C. (2006). Urban Education, 41, 151 -168.

The Brotherhood: Empowering Adolescent African-American Males Toward Excellence. Wyatt, Shelby. (2009). Professional School Counseling, Aug 2009, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p463-470.