Putting a Price Tag on a High School Diploma

August 2, 2010 by Emsi Burning Glass

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Last month we alerted you to the latest development in our project with the Alliance for Excellent Education — a new high school dropout model that estimates the economic impacts of halving the dropout rate of minority students. MinnPost, an independent Minnesota news website, highlighted the model and All4Ed’s work in this story.

There’s a dollars and cents argument for graduating more students from America’s high schools and for closing the graduation gap between white and non-white students, both here in the Twin Cities area and across the nation, a new study by the Alliance for Excellent Education shows.

One education proponent goes so far as to suggest “the best economic stimulus package is a high school diploma”

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