An ounce of prevention In the NewsDecember 04, 2012
The National Dropout Prevention Center reports that each year’s class of dropouts costs the country over $200 billion in lost lifetime earnings and unrealized tax revenue ... In addition, since 75 percent of America’s state prison inmates are high school dropouts, a 1 percent increase in high school graduation rates would save approximately $1.4 billion in incarceration costs, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has launched a campaign designed to bring high school dropouts back to school ... The Alliance for Excellent Education estimates that 53,800 of N.C. students in the class of 2010 were dropouts.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Sunday that after an open records request, it was found that 30,751 students in the class of 2011 left high school without a diploma as opposed to the 15,590 that had originally been reported. ... Tucci, a senior research and policy associate at the Washington-based advocacy group Alliance for Excellent Education, stated, “it’s important that it gets out that these drops aren’t the result of a state doing worse. Now we have a more accurate picture.”
Will America’s parents tire of waiting for Superman, and take matters into their own hands? ... Over their adult lives, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education, the loss in income to the country from the dropouts in just one class – the class of 2011 – would total $154 billion.
Last spring, America’s Promise Alliance released a new communications handbook titled Raising Your Voice: Communications Planning for Youth-Serving Organizations. ... If graduation rates do not increase, the Alliance for Excellent Education predicts that nearly 12 million high school students may drop out by 2020, creating an economic loss of approximately $1.5 trillion.
Nearly 11 percent of Native American students in the Rapid City Area Schools district dropped out of school last year, compared to 2.4 percent of their peers. ... If every student who should have graduated in 2011 had done so, the economy would have seen a benefit of $154 billion in additional income during their lifetimes, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Tax-credit bill would expand school choice In the NewsJune 28, 2012
If lawmakers were in any doubt about how dire Pennsylvania’s education crisis has become, they need only look to Harrisburg mother Taisha Bartow and her 5-year-old daughter, Alayaisha. ... According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, D.C.-based policy group, high school dropouts are more likely to go to prison (at $35,000 per inmate in Pennsylvania) or to participate in programs such as Medicaid.
This month, graduation caps and tassels will fly as high school graduates get ready to start the next exciting chapter of their lives. ... A report by the Alliance for Excellent Education found that if the students who dropped out of the Class of 2008 had graduated, the nation's economy would have benefited from an additional $319 billion in income over their lifetimes.
Arkansas’s high school graduation rate declining In the NewsMarch 23, 2012
According to the “Building a Grad Nation,” released March 19 by the Alliance for Excellent Education, America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and Johns Hopkins University, the number of Arkansans graduating from high school dropped 0.8 percent from 2002 to 2009.
Help the Del Rio library grow In the NewsMarch 01, 2012
It’s a sad fact that tens of thousands of Texas children drop out from schools every year, with the end result of boosting welfare rolls and significantly affecting our economy overall. The Alliance for Excellent Education estimates that the lost lifetime earnings for the 133,200 students who didn’t gradate from high school in 2009 alone is a staggering $34.6 billion.