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The Dropout Crisis

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:00 am
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An estimated 24,000 students drop out of school each year in Ohio. Not getting a high school diploma can cost a student in the long run, people with a bachelor’s degree make on average $17,500 more annually than those with only a high school diploma. High school dropouts make another $10,000 less than their peers who did graduate or got a GED. What can be done to stem the dropout crisis?


Amy Hansen, StateImpact Ohio Reporter
Joshua Hawley, Executive Director of Ohio Education Research Center
Ron Matter, Superintendent at Penta Career Center in Perrysburg, Ohio
Geannine Schuster, working on her GED at Seeds of Literacy in Tremont, Ohio

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