Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM ET

During this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education will release new economic data demonstrating how increasing the high school graduation rate will lead to higher earnings for individuals, as well as new job creation and overall economic growth that benefit local communities, states, and the nation. 


The national high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, but far too many high school students, especially students of color and students from low-income families, never make it to Graduation Day. Some students who do graduate receive a low-quality diploma that does not prepare them for future success. Lacking a high-quality high school diploma, students are frequently shut out of postsecondary education and training that is required for a good job in today’s economy.

In addition, a panel of key leaders in education, equity, and business, will discuss how to provide a high-quality education to all students and what meeting such a goal would mean for the country—how individual lives would be transformed, communities would be strengthened, and the nation’s economy would be enriched. Business, community, and education leaders will see the direct economic impact for their states and metropolitan areas, broken down by various demographic groups.


The Alliance for Excellent Education


Lillian M. Lowery, Vice President for P–12 Policy and Practice, The Education Trust
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Gilbert Zavala, Vice President of Education and Talent Development, Austin Chamber of Commerce