THE NATIONAL SCOPE

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. Learn more on the national American Graduate website.

 

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Where Our Community Stands

Did you know that if the class of 2013 had an additional 5,350 graduates, the St. Louis region would have seen an estimated $72 million increase in annual earnings? That’s according to data from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Learn more about the economic benefit seen from a high school diploma below.

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Research around High School Graduation

Hidden in Plain Sight.pngHidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America's Public Schools (June 2016) 

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Building a GradNation Report_THUMB.png2016 Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the Dropout Epidemic (May 2016) 

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No Accident.pngDon't Progress Is No Accident: Why ESEA Can't Backtrack on High School Graduation Rates (November 2015)

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SMALL_Don't Quit on Me.jpgDon't Quit on Me: What Young People Who Left School Say About the Power of Relationships (September 2015)

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Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 11.21.27 AM.png 2015 Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the Dropout Epidemic

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Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 11.38.47 AM.png  2014 Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the Dropout Epidemic

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Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 11.39.07 AM.png On Track for Success: Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems to Build a Grad Nation

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Don't Call Them Dropouts.png Don’t Call Them Dropouts: Understanding the Experiences of Young People who leave high school before graduation

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