The "2015 Building a Grad Nation" report shows a record high graduation rate of 81.4 percent for high school students, putting the United States on track to reach 90 percent by 2020.
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May 13, 2015
April 20, 2015
A survey of schools that made The Washington Post's Most Challenging High School list shows many schools still have rules that keep students from signing up for AP, IB, and AICE courses.
March 17, 2015
New data from the U.S. Department of Education show the graduation rate for black students is 70.7 percent and 75.2 percent for Latinos, while the overall rate is 81.4 percent
February 11, 2015
A new report from the Education Commission of the States, a nonpartisan policy organization based in Denver, analyzed how states are using measures other than seat time in courses to gauge college readiness.
January 13, 2015
New findings from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research on factors in middle school that lead to high school success are woven into guides for school practitioners.
October 16, 2014
A new report from MDRC tracks small high school graduates into college and finds more are pursuing postsecondary education than those at larger schools.
September 26, 2014
The Department of Education announced $82 million in GEAR UP grants in advance of the Sept. 27 American Graduate Day kick-off.
August 12, 2014
A review of the Diplomas Now intervention model shows progress is easier in developing additional student interventions and supports than changing teaching within the classroom.
July 15, 2014
A New America Foundation report argues that as states transition to the common core, high school exits exams should be eliminated or used differently.
May 05, 2014
A week after new figures were released on historic high school graduation rates, experts consider what's next for making progress and the realities ahead.