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An ounce of prevention In the News

December 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.

New graduation rate formula shakes up Georgia schools In the News

August 24, 2012

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.”

Parents Pull the ‘Trigger’ on Incompetent Teacher In the News

August 02, 2012

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.

Grad Nation Campaign Releases Handbook for Grassroots Activity In the News

July 26, 2012

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.

District still dealing with high Native dropout rates In the News

July 08, 2012

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 News

June 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.

Boosting the U.S. High School Completion Rate Requires Early Investment In the News

June 20, 2012

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 News

March 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 News

March 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.

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.