What Can Arizona Do To Reduce The Number Of High-School Dropouts?

Published: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 4:18pm
Updated: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 9:17am
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Some schools in Arizona get started for the 2015-16 year next week and a large percentage of K-12 students will finish their classes and get ready to move to the next grade.

But the percentage who leave high school early without graduating remains alarming to many education researchers and analysts in the state. Arizona’s high school graduation rate is right around 75 percent.

To learn more, we talked with Amanda Burke, senior director of education for the Center for the Future of Arizona.

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