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May 03, 2017 11:08 am
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Undocumented Immigrant Students: Can the Nation Avert an Education, Economic, and Moral Crisis Affecting Millions of Young People?

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Imagine waking up to the news that millions of students disappeared overnight. Think of the incalculable cost to the nation of these young people not continuing their education. The patents never filed. The medicines never discovered. The companies never started. The disposable incomes never spent to create more jobs. All the lost human potential, brainpower, and economic contributions that these millions of future wage earners could provide during a time when the nation needs the talents and skills of all its people.

How could this happen, you ask? Already I am hearing reports from principals about the PTA attendance of immigrant families dropping sharply and of parents sending their children to school on alternate days to avoid everyone being picked up in a sweep.

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Posted: May 26, 2010 09:56 pm

More than One Third of Recent High School Dropouts Living in Poverty

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May 26, 2010 09:56 pm
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High school dropouts aged 25 to 34 years old were twice as likely to be living below the poverty line in 2008, according to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

The report, Poverty in the United States: 2008, finds that 34.7 percent of 25-34 year olds without a high school diploma were living in poverty in 2008, compared to 16.7 percent of individuals whose highest level of educational attainment was a high school diploma. Conversely, only 4.4 percent of individuals aged 25-34 with at least a bachelor’s degree were considered poor.

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Dropout Factories, Higher Education
Posted: May 25, 2010 09:14 pm

Education and the Economy in Metropolitan America

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May 25, 2010 09:14 pm
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Last week, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program released the State of Metropolitan America , an impressive and timely in-depth look at the nation’s changing urban areas. In the report, the authors describe the uneven higher educational attainment of urban residents. In particuar, they focus on older adults—who tend to be more educated than their younger peers. The authors credit this disconnect to a new reality in which a growing number of young adults attend postsecondary education but never complete a program or degree.

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College & Career Readiness, Economic Impacts, High School Graduation Rates
Posted: May 25, 2010 04:42 pm

Welcome to the Alliance’s New Blog

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May 25, 2010 04:42 pm
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Welcome to the Alliance for Excellent Education’s new blog, High School Soup! The creation of this blog is the first step in a major effort to expand the Alliance’s ability to interact with larger audiences so we can work together to improve education.

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Common Core State Standards, Elementary & Secondary Education Act, High School Graduation Rates
Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.