"Education is so important--knowledge could open the whole world to you if you just know your stuff." - Samira Alwazir, Cardinal Ritter High School Student


WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO OUR COUNTRY?

The Graduation Reality

The national high school graduation rate is increasing at an accelerated pace. For the first time, the nation on track to reach the 90 percent graduation rate by the Class of 2020.

However, even with these gains, America still loses about 1 out of 5 young people to the dropout crisis annually.


WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITY?

Missouri is one of the 18 states on pace to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020. Two states have currently achieved this goal.

Missouri By the Numbers: Civic Marshall Plan 2013 State Index

The Impact of the Dropout Crisis: Missouri State Report Card


COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS

Building a Grad NationBuilding a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the Dropout Epidemic

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Grad Nation ReportGrad Nation: A Guidebook to Help Communities Tackle the Dropout Crisis

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Grad Nation ReportOn Track for Success: Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems to Build a Grad Nation

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Perspectives

The unique perspectives of those impacted by the dropout crisis are highlighted in these reports:

Community Solutions

Public media is connecting to community solutions and celebrating student success at the local level. A guidebook is available to help your community tackle the dropout crisis. There are also select case studies that highlight progress being made across the nation. Click to learn more.