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.
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.