Fighting Fresno's High Drop-Out Rate

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Students are calling for more transparency and uniform discipline in the school district, saying that could encourage more minority students to stay in school.

Fresno Unified officials say they are decreasing dropout rates by putting more focus on the classroom and instruction -- and by giving students opportunities to make up missed credits.

Students believe one solution is to improve relations between students and teachers.

Fresno High student, Sigal Cossman said, "I have a lot of friends who have dropped out because they have not a good student teacher communication."

District officials say in the past, they've implemented student recommendations on how to improve dropout rates, and plan to consider requests made at Wednesday night's board meeting.

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