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  1. Dropout Prevention and Recovery Work Group Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education College of the Holy Cross January 15, 2009

  2. Annual Dropout Data: 2006-07

  3. Annual Dropout Data: 2006-07

  4. Annual Dropout Data: 2006-07

  5. Annual Dropout Data: 2006-07

  6. Annual Dropout Data 2006-07 Race, Ethnicity and Gender

  7. Annual Dropout Data 2006-07 Special Populations

  8. 2007 Graduation Rate State Results

  9. 2006 Five-Year Graduation Rates

  10. Consequences of Dropping Out • Real lifetime earnings differences without postsecondary education have declined considerably over the past 30 years especially for male dropouts. • The lifetime earnings gaps between dropouts and high school graduates are $400,000-$450,000 for all and about $550,000 for males. • The lifetime earnings difference between a dropout and a college graduate is $1.5 million.

  11. Consequences of Dropping Out • Declining wages for dropouts are accompanied by steep declines in marriage rates • More than 40% of families living in poverty are headed by an adult without a high school diploma • Over their working lives, high school graduates will contribute between $300,000-$400,000 more in tax dollars than dropouts.

  12. The Challenges that Lie Ahead • Increasing the number of high quality, rigorous pathways that prepare students for the future. • Improving the transition from middle to high school and high school to college • Informing students about the consequences of dropping out • Recovering students who have dropped out