Erie Together To Hold GradNation Summit

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:15 AM
Erie Together To Hold GradNation Summit by Jim Wertz

The high school graduation rate in Erie is 80 percent, according to Erie Together.

While that is on par with the national average, it means that 20 percent of the late teen population is destined for less opportunity for employment, lower wages when they do find employment, which ultimately holds a negative impact for the community since these symptoms tend to be insidious and perpetual.

In an attempt to address issues related to local high school retention and graduation rates, Erie Together and the Erie School District will host GradNation, a community summit “to identify meaningful ways to connect caring adults to local students so they graduate high school on time and prepared for the next step.”

The GradNation campaign was launched in 2010 by America’s Promise Alliance “with a goal of raising the national average on-time high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020,” according to its website.

The townhall style meeting will be held on September 30 at East High School from 6:00PM to 7:30 PM.

Register online at www.eriesd.org/gradnation.


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