Deborah L. Jonas, Ph.D. Virginia Department of Education Thomas M. Brewster, Ed.D. Virginia Board of Education Assistant Superintendent for Administration Pulaski County Public Schools Presentation at the Virginia Dropout Prevention Summit October 28, 2008.
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Deborah L. Jonas, Ph.D.
Virginia Department of Education
Thomas M. Brewster, Ed.D.
Virginia Board of Education
Assistant Superintendent for Administration Pulaski County Public Schools
Presentation at the Virginia Dropout Prevention Summit
October 28, 2008
On-time graduates in year x
[First-time entering 9th graders in year x-4) +
(transfers in) – (transfers out and deceased)]
*The Virginia Commission on Youth provides a bipartisan forum for complex issues related to youth and family. The Commission on Youth is composed of nine members of the General Assembly and three citizens appointed by the Governor.
Alliance for Excellent Education in their report The High Cost of High School Dropouts stated that if the 1.9 million high school dropouts from the Class of 2006 had earned their diploma instead of dropping out, the United States economy would have seen an additional $309 billion in wages over these students’ lifetimes.
* Habash, Anna. (2008) Counting on Graduation: An Agenda for State Leadership. A Report by Education Trust.
Bridgeland, John M., DiIulio, Jr., John J., Burke-Morison, Karen. (2006) The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts, A Report by Civic Enterprises, LLC. for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
“Programs don’t change kids relationships do. A good program creates an environment in which healthy relationships can occur.”
- Bill Milliken, Founder of Communities in School