Educators in the Madison Metropolitan School District say there are “markers” which can help them identify “at risk” students early.  Helping them get the education they need is said to be based on early intervention in a proactive way.  The district currently identifies eight percent of its students as high risk, meaning almost 13-hundred kids in the fifth-through-12th grades are considered to be at-risk of not graduating.  The current program targets students who have dropped out of school, are far behind in earning credits toward graduation, or who are caught up in the legal system.