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April 02, 2018

How High School Diploma Requirements Fall Short of College Admission Standards

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.

March 01, 2018

In Wake of Grad-Rate Scandal, D.C. Projects Sharp Decline in Diplomas

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

Absenteeism, Abuse of Credit Recovery Drive Bogus Graduations in D.C.

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 Clears Way to Diplomas for Hurricane-Displaced Students

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

New Graduation Requirement in New Mexico? College Application or Training

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

Testing, Bachelor's Degrees and More: the Most-Read 'High School & Beyond' Posts of 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

A Higher Graduation Standard, Delayed

Pennsylvania delays, once again, its plan to increase requirements for high school graduation.

November 09, 2017

Graduating From High School Is About to Get Easier in West Virginia

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

Thousands More Slated to Receive Retroactive Diplomas

Nevada has joined a growing list of states that are conferring retroactive diplomas after getting rid of their exit exams.

August 01, 2017

Who Gets Hurt When High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal?

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.

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