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Arizona Education News: Arizona Mayors Awarded Grant to Improve High School Graduation Rates

March 24, 2016

Arizona Education News reports that the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable (AZMRT), an initiative of WestEd—a nonprofit research organization promoting national improvements to our education system—received one of three $200,000 grants from the America’s Promise Alliance and Pearson. full article>

Over 100 volunteers encourage students to Step to Success

July 31, 2015

Mayor Rothschild, TUSD Board member Cam Juárez, and TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sánchez

Over 100 volunteers gathered on the morning of July 31, 2015, for the third Steps to Success walk.

Volunteers from Tucson Unified School District, Mayor Johnathan Rothschild’s office, and other partner organizations went door to door today to nearly 300 homes encouraging children who have dropped out of school to return and graduate. Full article>

AZEdNews: Momentum Mounting to Invigorate Valley’s Disconnected Youth

October 23, 2014

An event last week connected hundreds of people committed to developing strategies and actions to transform Maricopa County by engaging those youth not in school or a job. Re-engaging Disconnected Youth Summit II last Wednesday, Oct. 15, brought together more than two hundred people invested in making disconnected or “opportunity” youth a priority, including Maricopa County Superintendent of School Dr. Don Covey, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, local youth agency leaders and others. full article>

KTAR News: Mayor Stanton calls on community to help disconnected youth

October 17, 2014

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is worried about young people who may not have found their place in society. A report for the Mayor’s Education Roundtable had more than 45,000 young people in Phoenix are so-called “disconnected youth.” full article>

How Arizona’s Dropout Crisis Affects Communities, Creates Economic Losses for the State of Arizona

July 14, 2014

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild of Tucson is joined by Paul Koehler, policy director of WestEd, and Paul Luna, president of Helios Education Foundation, at the press event at City Hall in Tucson on June 26, 2014 to release data on the economic impact of dropouts in Arizona. ———————–

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Education Week: School dropouts costing Arizona $7 billion

July 1, 2014

High school dropouts are costing Arizona more than $7 billion, according to a new report from the state’s mayors. full article>

Helios Education Foundation: Arizona Loses More than $7.6 Billion in Lost Economic Activity with Each Class of Arizona Dropouts

July 1, 2014

The more than 18,000 Arizona students who dropped out of high school this year will produce $7.6 billion less economic activity over their lifetimes than if those same students had graduated, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. full article>

Arizona Republic: College: Good for your wallet and your health

June 30, 2014

Reporter Russ Wiles writes that even at a time when many college graduates are saddled with debts and are having trouble finding good jobs, the evidence is strong that college pays off over time. full article>

KFYI: Dropping Out of High School Costs Arizona, Too

June 30, 2014

Dropping out of high school comes at a high price, for students and the state. (link unavailable)

Arizona Public Media: High School Dropouts Costing State About $7B, Report Says

June 30, 2014

High school dropouts are costing Arizona more than $7 billion, according to a new report from the state’s mayors. (Link unavailable)