It’s the goal of all high schools, including those in local school districts: boosting graduation rates. But here in our region, how far will a high school diploma actually get you? Kojo explores the value of a high school diploma and growing efforts to train students for careers before they graduate.

WAMU Education coverage is supported in part by American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


  • Erin Bibo Deputy Chief, College and Career Education, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS); @erinwardbibo
  • Andrew Hanson Senior Analyst, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce; @GeorgetownCEW

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