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Bob Wise & John Gomperts: Six Ways for State Governors to Help Raise the Nation’s High School Graduation Rate

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Bob Wise & John Gomperts: Six Ways for State Governors to Help Raise the Nation’s High School Graduation Rate

Spurred on by increased federal oversight and hard work by teachers, parents and students, the number of U.S. high school dropouts has decreased – falling to 750,000 in 2012 from 1 million in 2008. Now, the nation’s governors are in the driver’s seat: That’s because the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) shifts power from the nation’s capital to state capitals as the new legislation replaces No Child Left Behind. A laser focus on graduation rates is necessary because of the tremendous economic potential in increasing those rates.

Categories: Economic Impacts, High School Graduation Rates

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