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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July 15, 2011
A new brief from the National Governors Association details state policies that can enhance dropout-recovery efforts, and includes examples of states' work on the issue.
June 08, 2011
Education Week's annual "Diplomas Count" report explores trends in high school graduation rates, and after-high-school pathways other than a university degree.
September 15, 2010
It's pretty well established by now that despite its nickname, the GED is not a "high school equivalency test." Young people who earn a General Educational Development certificate don't fare as well in earnings or in postsecondary education as those who graduate from high school. But now a new stu...
July 12, 2010
The Washington Post explores the Gates Foundation's impact on education; The Hechinger Report explores the dropout crisis, and the NGA's new chairman announces a focus on college completion.
May 11, 2010
Experts raise questions about whether thousands of home-schooled students are actually dropouts.
November 06, 2009
A business-higher education group takes issue with the findings of a recent study on the "STEM" pipeline.
October 29, 2009
African-American students who took part in debates were more likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be college-ready, a new study finds.
October 16, 2009
A new report by the ACT says the career interests of high school graduates don't match job-market projections.
May 19, 2009
The American Institutes for Research has created an online program in an effort to help schools identify students at risk of dropping out of school, before they're already halfway out the door. It's called the "Early Warning System Tool," and it was created by the National High School Center within ...