A new study documents a tricky trap for students: the gap between what high schools require for graduation and what state universities require for admission.
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April 02, 2018
March 01, 2018
In the wake of a major graduation-rate scandal, the District of Columbia school system reports a big anticipated drop in this year's high school graduation rate.
February 01, 2018
A scathing report on violations of graduation rules in the District of Columbia shines a spotlight on a nationwide problem: Chronic absenteeism.
January 03, 2018
Florida will allow students displaced by Hurricane Maria to earn Puerto Rican diplomas in their newly adopted Florida schools. The decision addresses concerns that students might not be prepared to pass Florida graduation exams.
December 28, 2017
A bill in the New Mexico legislature would add a new high school graduation requirement for students: They'd have to have a plan to go to college or enroll in a training program.
December 21, 2017
The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees, and, yes, testing screwups.
November 17, 2017
Pennsylvania delays, once again, its plan to increase requirements for high school graduation.
November 09, 2017
West Virginia is circulating a proposal that would reduce the number of credits students need to graduate from high school, among other changes.
October 23, 2017
Nevada has joined a growing list of states that are conferring retroactive diplomas after getting rid of their exit exams.
August 01, 2017
High schools across the country hand out nearly 100 different kinds of diplomas, and most don't offer solid preparation for college or career. The students who bear the brunt of that inequity are most likely to be English learners, students with disabilities, low-income students, or those learning English.