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Gone

About 12,000 students drop out of Chicago Public Schools each year despite efforts by administrators and teachers to keep them on track.

2009 / Linda Lutton / WBEZ, Chicago, USA

About 12,000 students drop out of Chicago Public Schools each year despite efforts by administrators and teachers to keep them on track.

At Robeson High School on Chicago's south side, even an ambitious program couldn't stop students from slipping away. Reporter Linda Lutton tracked down a few absent Robeson students and discovered that they'd left school for very different reasons.

Gone won a Best Documentary: Honorable Mention Award in the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was edited by Sally Eisele.


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