The Department of Education says Missouri is one of six states that has been selected for a national education initiative that helps put high-school students on a career path. The Pathways to Prosperity Network has partnered with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Jobs for the Future to get more students to finish high school, get a college degree, and start a career. At current levels, only 21 percent of Missouri ninth graders will get a degree. As many as half of that number will face unemployment. Other states participating in the Pathways to Prosperity Network are Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Missouri chosen for national program to graduate more kids
June 19, 2012 By