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Document Number: 8695

The Economic Benefits of Reducing the Dropout Rate Among Students of Color in the Nationís Forty-Five Largest Metropolitan Areas - To better understand the various economic benefits that a particular community could expect if it were to reduce its number of high school dropouts, the Alliance for Excellent Education analyzed the local economies of some of the nationís largest cities and their surrounding areas. Using a sophisticated economic model the Alliance calculated economic projections tailored to the forty-five largest metro regions. The projections estimate the gross increase in important local economic factors such as individual earnings, home and auto sales, job and economic growth, spending and investment, tax revenue, and human capital. The findings are powerful reminders that entire communities are impacted by the educational outcomes of our youth. (Alliance for Excellent Education, June 2010)...

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At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)
Economic/Workforce Development

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