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Getting to Graduation: Mississippi’s Statewide Push to Keep Kids in School

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Getting to Graduation: Mississippi’s Statewide Push to Keep Kids in School

The prospects are grim for students who don't make it to graduation. Some 68 percent of state inmates are high-school dropouts, according to a 2003 nationwide estimate. Dropping out costs students an additional $260,000 in lost earnings, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes when compared to high-school graduates, according to 2008 estimates from the Alliance for Excellent Education. In Mississippi, dropping out further narrows already slim employment options.
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