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"Steps to Success" program aims to bring dropouts back into the classroom

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In Tucson on Friday, some “Steps to Success” were taken.

Every student who earns a high school diploma contributes more than a million dollars, in their lifetime, to the community.

But, for everyone who drops out, more than a million dollars is spent, on social services.

We’re much better off, if kids complete their high school education, and the Tucson Unified School District’s methodically working to improve the numbers.

Friday morning, city leaders went door to door, hoping to get high school dropouts back to school, so they can earn their diplomas.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was among the many volunteers who participated in the “Steps to Success” program, along with TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez.

The goal is to target students who have given up on their education and encourage them to graduate.

Since the program started in July of 2014, more than 400 students have gone back to class, and another 75 have graduated.

This year, the “Steps to Success” program expanded statewide.

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