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High Tech Hook To Keep Kids In School

Evening Edition

Above: The new school year is nearly upon us, and that's a problem for many high-risk learners. In San Diego County about 10 percent of students drop out each year. But Dr. Robert Briggs tells KPBS' Evening Edition that he hopes to change that for the better. The SDSU College Of Business Administration professor created a new computer program to keep students engaged.

Aired 8/22/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUEST:

Dr. Robert Briggs, Professor, SDSU College of Business Administration

Transcript

The new school year is fast approaching. For some students, there's excitement about entering a new grade, meeting new kids, learning new things. But for others, school is just a waste of time. It's those so-called "high-risk learners" one SDSU professor is determined to engage with a collaborative way of teaching and learning. He's developed new software to get both teachers and students involved in projects together.

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