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August 25, 2015

As More Students Take ACT, Scores Flatline

The latest results suggest that this year's graduating class may not be much more prepared than last year's class for college or a career.

August 19, 2015

California Lawmakers Scramble to Help Students Denied Diplomas

Lawmakers drafted legislation to allow about 5,000 students to graduate even though they lost their last chance to take the state-required exit exam.

August 06, 2015

Washington State Decides on Smarter Balanced Graduation Score

Because the state is still adapting to the common core, it decides to allow graduating seniors to score below the college-readiness level.

July 17, 2015

A High School That Bets Big on 'Authentic' Assessment

We profile a New York City high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

July 02, 2015

Required CPR Instruction Could Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes, Report Says

With less than 3 percent of U.S. residents trained in CPR annually, a new report recommends making such training a graduation requirement for students.

May 28, 2015

High School, College Completion Rates Continue to Rise

Black and Hispanic students are driving some of the biggest gains at the high school level, and less dramatic improvements at the college level.

May 12, 2015

Texas Gov. Signs Law Making High School Graduation Easier

In the second major rollback in a few years, Texas allows seniors to graduate by passing three, instead of five, end-of-course exams.

May 12, 2015

Graduation Rates on Track, But Gaps Persist

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.

April 02, 2015

Utah to Require Citizenship Test for High School Graduation

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, signed into law this week a bill that requires high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test to graduate.

March 31, 2015

What Are States Doing With College-Readiness Test Results?

A new study finds that few states link their college-readiness tests to meaningful supports or opportunities for students.

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