Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-08-27T15:40:41-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad U.S. Extends Program to Reduce School Dropout Rate tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019104eefd7f970c 2013-08-27T15:40:41-04:00 2013-08-27T15:45:58-04:00 A U.S. government effort to discourage students from dropping out of secondary and even primary school has been extended, giving a federal contractor two more years to achieve the Obama Administration's goals in this program. The initiative, however, focuses on students in the Middle East and Asia. Steve Peacock