Nearly 1 in 5: How can Utah prevent high school dropouts?
Education » A new guide gives educators strategies to ID, help high-school students at risk of giving up.
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Dropping out, she said, "is almost a guarantee, except for a few jobs, that you’re going to spend your life living in poverty."
Hales said the Utah Board of Education likely will ask the Legislature for more money to address bullying, mental health and to add more school counselors, all of which could help reduce the dropout rate further.
"It’s unacceptable to have anybody not graduate," Hales said.
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