ThinkTV & CET Working to Address Dropout Crisis
The U.S. Department of Education released its latest high school graduation statistics this week, which show that the graduation rate for the nation's class of 2014 reached a record 82 percent, an increase of 1 percentage point from the class of 2013's graduation rate. These numbers show we continue to close the gap and make substantial gains, but it’s important to get these numbers above 90 percent for all students. CET and ThinkTV are working to make that happen through our education initiatives, including our American Graduate project. Improving the graduation rate is not just a school issue – but something the community has to work together to tackle.
This new data follows the passage last week of the Every Student Succeeds Act (or ESSA), the first major national education overhaul since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001.
“CET is pleased to be a partner in the cradle-to-career efforts in Cincinnati, working closely with community partners on efforts around mentoring and making the crucial transition to college after high school graduation. Through our focus on early learning we’ve also raised public awareness that the path to graduation starts with the early years,” said David Fogarty, the CET and ThinkTV President and CEO.
Learn more and see the economic impact of helping more youth earn diplomas: http://www.cetconnect.org/blogs/pressroom/new-data-on-national-graduation-rates-point-to-need-for-community-based-solutions-to-dropout-crisis/.