Policy group said 5% increase in graduation rate in men could save the state millions of dollars

Local - 9/16/2013 10:47 AM by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - A policy group said a five-percent increase in the high school graduation rate among men could save the state $100 million a year in crime-related costs, and boost the state's economy.

The study by the Alliance for Excellent Education tied the dropout rate among men with an increase in the crime rate.  The study said the state's economy would also received a boost of about $5.7 million each year with a higher graduation rate.

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