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High School Dropout Rate Among Hispanics Reaches All-Time Low, Study Finds In the News

October 02, 2017

The high school dropout rate among Hispanic students has dropped sharply in the past decade, reaching an all-time low of 10 percent, according to a new study. In 1996, 34 percent of Hispanic students had left high school before earning their diplomas, but by 2016, that number had fallen to 10 percent, an all-time low, according to the Pew Research Center.

School Discipline Policies Should Aim to Keep Students in School and Engaged, According to a New Alliance Report Press Release

September 19, 2013

Middle and high school students subjected to harsh school discipline policies and practices such as suspensions and expulsions are more likely to disengage from the classroom and course work, and increases their chances of dropping out, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Safe in Memphis: Teaching Problem Solving a Form of Crime Prevention In the News

May 08, 2013

After teaching math at Kate Bond Middle School all day, Fran Wilson went to Kennedy Park Wednesday afternoon to cheer on the girls’ softball team — and make lesson plans in her head ... Daily crime stat: About 75 percent of America’s state prison inmates, and about 70 percent of people in jail, did not finish high school. (Source: Alliance for Excellent Education).

Tribune Editorial: Graduation Does Matter, to All of Us In the News

April 12, 2013

If all the United States’ dropouts from the Class of 2006 had graduated, the nation could have saved more than $17 billion in Medicaid and expenditures for uninsured health care over the course of those young people’s lifetimes, according to estimates by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national policy organization.

Tuning in to dropouts: District aims to find out why kids quit and how to get them back In the News

April 06, 2013

One dropped out of high school to take care of his ailing mother. Another said he left to work so he could support his new baby ... An Alliance for Excellent Education report from November 2011 that relied on 2009 data noted that the average annual income for a high school graduate is $27,380, while a high school dropout earned $19,540 — a difference of $7,840.

Facing the school dropout dilemma In the News

April 02, 2013

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the right to an education that develops their “personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential" ... ccording to the Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) (2011), an estimated 1.3 million American high school students drop out every year; a disproportionate number of whom are youth of color.

Gov. Beshear signs bill raising dropout age In the News

March 19, 2013

Gov. Steve Beshear has signed Senate Bill 97, legislation that will allow individual school districts in Kentucky to voluntarily raise the dropout age to 18. Under the bill, once 55 percent of the districts have raised the age limit the law becomes mandatory statewide with four years ... Dropouts from the class of 2008, for example, will cost Kentucky almost $4.2 billion in lost wages over their lifetimes, according to the estimations of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Dropouts: Hurt selves, state In the News

January 29, 2013

Nearly one-fourth of West Virginia teens drop out of high school, matching the U.S. average ... Former Gov. Bob Wise has crusaded against this problem as president of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

The Norcross experiment In the News

December 17, 2012

Most schools in metro Atlanta are dominated by one demographic. They’re poor, affluent, white, black, or Hispanic ... That’s a concern; more than one-third of dropouts leave school after falling behind in the ninth grade, and of those kids who do repeat ninth grade, only 10 to 15 percent go on to graduate, according to a 2010 report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

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