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May 29, 2015

More Students Finishing High School and College, Report Shows

The new "Condition of Education" report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows high school and four-year college completion rates rising since 1990, especially among underserved students.

May 13, 2015

High School Graduation Rates Continue to Rise

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.

April 20, 2015

Index Indicates Most High Schools Are Not Challenging Students

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

High School Graduation Gaps Shrinking—But Slowly

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

More States Consider Multiple Measures for College Readiness

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

Leveraging Grades and Attendance to Improve High School Success

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

More Benefits Evident in N.Y.C.'s Small High Schools Experiment

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

Public Television Focuses on Boosting High School Grad Rate

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

Early Progress Reported on High School Reform Experiment

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

Report Calls for States to Rethink High School Exit Exams

A New America Foundation report argues that as states transition to the common core, high school exits exams should be eliminated or used differently.

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