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Phoenix New Times: A Year’s Worth of Arizona High School Dropouts Costs the State $7.6 Billion

June 30, 2014

Here’s a side-effect of Arizona’s perennially high rate of high-school dropouts — economic costs of $7.6 billion. That’s the estimate provided this week by a study from the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. Did we mention that’s just one year’s worth of dropouts? full article>Movie Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Today’s News-Herald: Drop-out rates can hurt economy

June 30, 2014

High school dropouts will cost the state of Arizona $7.6 billion this year, according to a recent report, but Lake Havasu City is working to keep its number of dropouts low. full article>

News 4 Tucson: School dropouts costing Arizona $7 billion

June 27, 2014

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

Tucson News Now: High School dropouts are expensive for Tucson taxpayers

June 27, 2014

Dropping out of high school can be expensive. Not just for the student who will likely find lower wages, little or no health care and in too many cases, a life of crime. But the expenses add up on the other side of the ledger too. full article>

Arizona Daily Star: TUSD, city will reach out to dropouts

June 27, 2014

A new dropout reversal program will hit close to home next month as the Tucson Unified School District, the mayor’s office and other local partners go door to door in an effort to get dropouts back into school. full article>

Greenfield Reporter: This year’s high school dropouts projected to cost Arizona billions over their lifetimes

June 27, 2014

This year’s high school dropouts could cost the state of Arizona more than $7 billion in lost productivity and government payments involving crime, health care and other expenses, a new report shows.Movie Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Phoenix Business Journal: High school dropouts cost Arizona as much as $7.6B in lower wages, social burdens

June 27, 2014

Arizona’s high school dropouts — and young adults who are neither working nor in school — have a discouragingly high price tag. full article>

Tucson News Now: The Cost of Dropping Out

June 27, 2014

KJZZ: New Study Says High School Dropouts Cost Arizona Billions In Lost Productivity

June 27, 2014

A new study by the California Dropout Research Project reported high school dropouts are costing Arizona billions of dollars in lost economic activity. Some Valley mayors said more needs to be done to help students graduate. full article>

Arizona Daily Star: TUSD, city will reach out to dropouts

June 27, 2014

A new dropout reversal program will hit close to home next month as the Tucson Unified School District, the mayor’s office and other local partners go door to door in an effort to get dropouts back into school. full article>