New Jersey Department of Education

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Keeping Our Students Safe, Healthy & In School


School dropout is a complex and multi-systemic issue. Therefore, the strategies and resources for both the prevention and reengagement of student dropouts are diverse. Provided below are resources and information on school dropouts, including the Governor’s New Jersey High School Graduation Campaign that is designed to raise awareness and develop concrete strategies for addressing dropout prevention and increase college and career readiness among New Jersey high school students.

Government Agencies


  • All References below can be found at the New Jersey Legislature's website:
    • N.J.S.A. 18A:54A-3, Legislature's findings on "Neighborhood Education Center Act of 1968"
    • N.J.S.A. 18A:7E-3, Report card information
    • N.J.S.A. 18A:38-25, Attendance required of children between six and 16; exceptions





State Initiatives

Professional Associations