Nationwide, members of the Reengagement Network are taking notice of the potential for state policy to support local efforts to increase the high school graduation rate in their communities. (Getty/XiXinXing) The impact of state policies on local efforts to reengage students who have left school varies widely. Policies can drive resources to the local level,
Author: Zachia Nazarzai
The national high school graduation rate recently hit 81 percent, the highest rate in history. Yet, graduation numbers in many cities across the country continue to hover below the national average. These cities are home to large numbers of young people who have not finished high school, and lack a clear pathway to do so.