Dropout rates http://kplu.org en State launches 'jobs for graduates' effort to help dropouts http://kplu.org/post/state-launches-jobs-graduates-effort-help-dropouts <p>The unemployment rate for teens and young adults in Washington is one of the highest in the nation &ndash; and it&rsquo;s especially tough on high school dropouts. That&rsquo;s why state education leaders are trying to ramp up an effort to help students get<a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/Communications/PressReleases2011/WashingtonsGrad.aspx"> diplomas and jobs or college placements</a> at the same time.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 18:27:48 +0000 Charla Bear 2968 at http://kplu.org