Omarina Cabrera, an 8th grader at Middle School 244 in the Bronx, recites the Pledge of Allegiance.

Middle School Moment

July 17, 2012 / 13m

Season 2012: Episode 15

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Nationwide, 7,000 students drop out every school day. In Middle School Moment, FRONTLINE reports on new evidence that suggests the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts may actually occur in middle school. The film explores how one Bronx school is using a novel form of data collection and analysis to predict and prevent dropouts before they happen.

Middle School Moment is part of FRONTLINE’s Dropout Nation community engagement campaign supported by American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America identify and implement solutions to address the dropout crisis.

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