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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.

March 17, 2015

New York, Texas Mull Shift in Graduation Requirements

A bill under consideration in Texas would let students graduate even if they failed two of the five required end-of-course tests. In New York, officials are debating allowing students to substitute advanced work for the Regents exams.

January 16, 2015

Arizona First to Require Citizenship Test for Graduation

Yesterday the Arizona legislature passed a bill that will require students to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization civics test in order to graduate from high school.

December 10, 2014

San Francisco and Los Angeles School Districts Will Offer Ethnic Studies Classes

The Los Angeles school district will make ethnic studies a graduation requirement, and the San Francisco district will aim to do the same within five years.

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