Arizona mayors awarded grant to improve high school graduation rates

| March 30, 2016

By the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

The Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable (AZMRT), an initiative of WestEd—a nonprofit research organization promoting national improvements to our education system—received one of three $200,000 grants from the America’s Promise Alliance and Pearson.

The award is tied to a new report released by the Roundtable, “Arizona Mayors’ Education Dashboards,” which shows the state will face disastrous consequences if Arizona fails to increase the number of young people that graduate from our high schools.

“This report is a must-read for policymakers, education leaders and mayors in our state and across the country,” said Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix, Arizona and chair of the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. “It is time for us to act decisively. The report shows one in five young people in Arizona has not completed high school—with an estimated 18,100 youths failing to graduate in 2012.”

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