How Governor-Elect Corbett's Dropout Re-Engagement Platform Aligns with the Operation Restart Public Policy Agenda

Pennsylvania needs a highly-educated and proficient workforce to compete in the 21st century global economy. All young people need a sound academic foundation that prepares them to participate in this new economy. In addition, our current and future employers need a strong pool of qualified workers to prosper, innovate and grow.
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Getting Dropouts Back on Track is Economic Growth Strategy for PA

PPC Report Shows Benefits of Re-Engaging Dropouts in Education & Workforce
Each high school dropout costs $683 more annually than he/she contributes in taxes
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New 4-year Cohort Graduation Rate Calculation Being Implemented

Effective with the 2009-10 school year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will begin implementation of a new methodology to calculate the graduation rate for all public high schools, comprehensive Career and Technical Centers (CTCs) and charter schools that graduate students from 12th grade.
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Advocacy Toolkit

Operation Restart is a statewide advocacy campaign to develop and advance a public policy agenda to ensure all young people to age 25 who lack a secondary credential have access to high-quality educational options that lead to a high school diploma or GED and postsecondary and/or industry credentials preparing them for a career with a self/familysustaining wage.

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Data Tables

Median Earnings For Persons Ages 25-64 With Earnings By Educational Attainment (PDF)

Number of High School Dropouts Ages 16 to 24 (PDF)

Persons Ages 25-64 By Educational Attainment (PDF)

Poverty Rate of Persons Ages 25-64 By Educational Attainment (PDF)

Unemployment Rate for Persons Ages 25-64 By Educational Attainment (PDF)

2009-10 Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate (PDF)

 

Media Coverage


Summit moves on dropout prevention blueprint (PDF)
New Pittsburgh Courier - November 12, 2010
Drop back in to help (PDF)
Warren Times Observer - May 8, 2010
United Way: Don’t ignore the dropouts (PDF)
Delaware County Times - April 30, 2010
Jesse Shaffer: Re-building lives (PDF)
The Sunbury Daily Item - April 26, 2010
Efforts under way to draw area dropouts back into workforce (PDF)
The Bradford Era - April 16, 2010
Op-Ed by Eugene D. Ervin & Phil Mitman (PDF)
Allentown Morning Call - March 25, 2010
Programs aim to get dropouts back on track (PDF)
Williamsport Sun-Gazette - March 14, 2010
Initiative hopes to re-engage high school dropouts (PDF)
Lewistown Sentinel - February 18, 2010
Schuylkill a leader in high school dropouts, near bottom in college graduates (PDF)
Pottsville Republican Herald - February 1, 2010
Pittsburgh-Allegheny partnership aims to help school dropouts (PDF)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - January 28, 2010

 

 

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