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Posted at: 04/20/2013 12:00 AM
| Updated at: 05/06/2013 2:11 PM
One third of Duluth Public School students do not graduate on-time.
Last year only 67% of students graduated on-time in the Duluth School District.
Fewer than half of students of color or in poverty will get a diploma in four years.
Eyewitness News reporter, Travis Dill spoke with one homeless student who has special challenges to face.
“I never thought I would graduate with the way my situation has gone," James Erickson said. "But I've crawled through it.” Erickson says you just have to take charge of your life and "Do what you gotta do."
According to school officials, nearly 500 kids in the district are without a home and 40% of all students are now eligible for the free/reduced lunch.
Duluth is fighting, but one out of ten students drop out...
Watch Quitting the Classroom... Monday on Eyewitness News at Ten.