A new report by GradNation reveals that although gaps persist, the nation is on track to reach an on-time high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. The graduation rate reached an all-time high of 81.4 percent in 2013, the latest year data is available.
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April 29, 2015
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March 18, 2015
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May 28, 2014
At a daylong symposium in Washington, civil rights leaders, educators, government officials, and program directors gathered to discuss ways to increase equity in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
January 13, 2014
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges attendees at a "parent summit" to raise their voices to bring about policy and cultural changes that will improve schools.
December 13, 2013
In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.
June 28, 2013
Much of the historic narrowing of achievement gaps highlighted in a new NAEP report was accomplished by the late 1980s.
October 26, 2012
As he takes the helm of the College Board, David Coleman zeroes in on helping disadvantaged students live up to their potential.
August 15, 2012
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