High school graduation

Developments in science and technology have created jobs that did not exist a decade ago. A high school diploma opens doors for better employment and also for higher education. Studies show that students who graduate from high school have higher self-esteem, feel more confident in pursuing a career, and have opportunities for higher lifetime earnings. In addition, improvement of graduation rates for the current generation, benefits the next generation as well. Raising the level of education attained by parents is a way to improve their children's outcomes in areas ranging from health to academic achievement.

North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

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Wilder Research

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