Future Ready News

Improving Graduation and Dropout Rates Statewide

Over the past five years, we have seen strong improvement in graduation rates and dropout rates across Massachusetts: the 4-year graduation rate is at an all-time high of 87.5%, the 5-year graduation rate is 89.4%,and the dropout rate is 1.9%. And while there is much to celebrate, this also means that 5,523 students across the state dropped out of school in 2016.

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Preparing for Career Success

As this report highlights, simply graduating from high school is no longer an option. As jobs traditionally held by high school graduates decline and wages diminish, it is imperative that students make completing high school a priority.

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Morning Memo: Resources for STEM and Help with College Deadlines

Today's clips highlight how higher education, business and philanthropy are increasing efforts to support STEM grads, links to programs and resources to encourage more students to consider STEM through early exposure and we also feature a great tool for helping Massachusetts students keep track of college deadlines.

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10 Things to Know: Early Interventions for College Success

Join Future Ready Massachusetts and the MetroWest College Planning Center for our webinar series Dialogues on Post-Secondary Preparation and Success. Our first webinar 10 Things to Know: Early Interventions for College Success takes place on Wednesday October 18 from 12pm-1pm. Sign up for the webinar

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