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August 05, 2009

Graduation Rate is 'Bogus,' Valley High Principal Says

Graduation Rate Is "Bogus," Principal Says

August 04, 2009

Detroit's High School Rescue Methods Questioned

Detroit's high school turnaround plan is questioned.

August 03, 2009

High School Turnaround: A Lively (But Friendly) Argument

A bit of friendly argument about whether a state accountability system should bestow honors on a high school that graduates only half its students, even though its test scores rose impressively.

July 29, 2009

Districts Opting Out of Louisiana's Career-Track Diploma

School districts are requesting waivers to avoid offering Louisiana's new "career track" diploma.

July 23, 2009

Researchers Pinpoint High Schools With Low Graduation Rates

A new report shows that high school dropout factories are concentrated in 17 states.

July 21, 2009

New York City's Graduation Rate Questioned

New York City comptroller and mayoral candidate William Thompson Jr. releases an audit that finds the city's high school graduation rate hasn't improved as much as city leaders say it has.

July 20, 2009

Multiple Pathways: New York and California Styles

"Multiple pathways" means different things in New York and in California.

July 17, 2009

Detroit Board Sues to Stop High School Turnaround Plan

Detroit school board sues financial manager over high school plan, saying he's overstepped his bounds.

July 17, 2009

Whither High School Transformation in Chicago?

Questions about the future of Chicago's High School Transformation initiative.

July 02, 2009

'Pittsburgh Promise' Meets Fundraising Goal for Scholarships

The program, modeled after a similar one in Kalamazoo, Mich., gives college money to students who meet certain academic criteria.

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