A national expert in education is sharing information on how higher graduation rates can benefit more than just students in Livingston County and across the state.
The negative consequences to society of not receiving a high school diploma are staggering. According to an Alliance for Excellent Education study, the nation could save as much as $18.5 billion associated with crime if the high school male graduation rate increased by only 5 percentage points.
According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, meeting the GradNation goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate could create more than 65,000 new jobs and boost the gross domestic product by $11.5 billion annually -- for just one high school class.
The Graduation Effect: High School Graduation Rates and Their Effect on the American Economy Webinar/EventMay 17, 2018
During this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education released new economic data demonstrating how increasing the high school graduation rate to 90 percent will lead to higher earnings for individuals, as well as new job creation and overall economic growth that benefit local communities, states, and the nation. Business, community, and education leaders will see the direct economic impact for their states and metropolitan areas, broken down by various demographic groups.
If Utah were to graduate 90 percent of high school students, the state’s economy would be more productive by millions of dollars each year according to a new study from the national Alliance for Excellent Education.
This webinar, cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Center on Education Policy (CEP), and Council for a Strong America, featured a new research report from CEP on the most valuable skills and competencies required for more than 300 occupations nationwide. It also examined the role that external partners, including business, higher education, and community organizations, can play in helping students develop expertise in the field to supplement the academic content and learning that takes place in schools.