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July 15, 2011

Grabbing the Spotlight for High School Dropout Recovery

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

New EdWeek Report Sees High School Graduation Rate Rising

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

GED: A College Pathway That Few Complete

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

Monday Reading Roundup

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

Is Texas Disguising Dropouts as Home-Schooled Students?

Experts raise questions about whether thousands of home-schooled students are actually dropouts.

November 06, 2009

(Re)Inspecting the STEM Pipeline

A business-higher education group takes issue with the findings of a recent study on the "STEM" pipeline.

October 29, 2009

Student Debates Linked to Gains in Urban Achievement

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

Memo to Students: We Have Jobs—Do You Want Them?

A new report by the ACT says the career interests of high school graduates don't match job-market projections.

May 19, 2009

A "Early Warning" System for Dropouts

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 ...

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