No diploma? No job? A team of educators, outreach workers and one former NFL player want to help

By August 3, 2016Articles, Seattle

High school graduation rates in Washington, at five percentage points below the national average, are nothing to cheer. But our state is a ground-breaker in reconnecting dropouts with ways to earn a diploma after the fact.The sunny euphemism for young people age 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor employed is “opportunity youth,” and federal data suggest there are about 26,000 of them in King County, the vast majority without… Read more