How might we raise Georgia’s current High School graduation rate to 90+%?
Georgia is in the midst of a dropout crisis. With a high school graduation rate of 69 percent, our education system is failing far too many of our children. The consequences to individual children, their families and communities, and to Atlanta constitute a modern social crisis. Improving our high school graduation rate is crucial to developing a sustained higher quality of life throughout our region. How can we raise our high school graduation rate in metro-Atlanta from less than 70 percent to more than 90 percent?
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Research Scientist for Outreach and Policy Analysis at CEISMC
Dr. Kamau Bobb is a research scientist for Outreach and Policy Analysis at CEISMC. He serves as a liaison to the University System of Georgia (USG) and is the coordinator of the USG system-wide STEM Initiative. He also works on developing the Westside Community Alliance, a project housed in the Ivan Allen College at Georgia Tech. Dr. Bobb has more than 10 years experience in STEM policy analysis and program implementation. Prior to joining the staff at CEISMC he was a science and technology policy analyst at SRI International where he conducted research on university strategic planning and STEM workforce analysis for clients in the United States and in the Middle East. He is the Chairman of the Board of Wesley International Academy, a public charter school in Atlanta. Dr. Bobb holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy from Georgia Tech and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley.
Goldman Sachs, Former Corps Member, Teach for America, Founder, Young Professionals for Educational Equity
Adam Harrell, Creative Director
Pete Lawton, Art Director
Zach Graham, Sr. Designer
Venkat Gazula, Designer
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