AZEDNEWS: Billions in the Balance—Mayors Sound Alarm, Join Forces to Improve Grad Rates

A group of Arizona mayors is warning of “disastrous” economic consequences in the billions of dollars if the number of Arizona students graduating from high school does not increase from the current one in five, but these 15 city leaders from around the state have committed to do more than sound an alarm. They’re getting to work.

“The success of Arizona’s young people is vital to the stability and success of our communities and state as a whole,” said Duane Blumberg, mayor of Sahuarita, located in Pima County south of the Tohono O’odham Nation and north of Green Valley, and a member of the Arizona Mayors Roundtable.

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