This new report from the Arizona Mayors’ Education Roundtable presents a series of city profiles that show the social and economic losses for both high school dropouts and those who are neither in school nor work. Read the full report here.
The Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable, a WestEd initiative, brings together mayors of Arizona’s larger cities, district superintendents, and their key staff to share data, evidence-based and promising practices, and programmatic strategies that can help address local challenges affecting students’ educational and career success. The Roundtable is convened by WestEd and funded with core support by The Helios Education Foundation.
The Arizona Mayors’ Education Roundtable report presents a series of city profiles that show the social and economic losses for both high school dropouts and those who are neither in school nor work. The social loss reflects lost earnings, higher criminal activity, poorer health systems, higher reliance on government programs, as well as productivity losses and tax distortions. Read the full report here. Download individual Opportunity Youth Profiles here.
The Steps to Success initiative is a partnership between Tucson Unified School District and the City of Tucson Office of the Mayor to seek out and retrieve students who have dropped out of Tucson Unified School District. Through home visits, this partnership has allowed educational staff, city officials, and community members to visit with students and their families and encourage them to come back and finish their high school education. Download the Steps to Success toolkit here.