Some New York City schools have valuable lessons to offer in boosting graduation rates for English-learners.
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March 21, 2017
February 22, 2017
A ProPublica investigation finds that many high schools game their accountability systems by funneling their worst achievers to alternative schools, where they learn little or drop out.
December 06, 2016
A pending national plateau in the number of high school graduates is fueled by a decline in the white student population, although there is projected to be a surge in Hispanic and Asian high school graduates.
November 10, 2016
A New York City experiment tried using text messages to tell parents whether their high school students were showing up for class, but it didn't produce sustained improvement in students' attendance.
November 03, 2016
A new report finds that there are 95 different kinds of high school diplomas nationwide, and that many fall short of requiring students to complete courses that prepare them for college or good jobs.
October 27, 2016
The National Student Clearinghouse report quantifies what most educators know: Students from schools with high rates of poverty or large enrollments of minority students enroll in college, and complete college, at much lower rates than their more advantaged peers.
August 31, 2016
Colorado has established new statewide graduation requirements, but they allow students to choose from a menu of ways to prove they're ready for diplomas.
June 13, 2016
Disconnections make it tough for homeless students to stay in school, says a new study, but new requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act bolster resources for their support.
May 11, 2016
Despite more than a decade of letting students choose where to attend high school, students who live in poor neighborhoods of New York City still graduate at far lower rates than their wealthier peers.
May 09, 2016
The seventh annual "Grad Nation" report finds that nontraditional high schools contribute disproportionately to the picture of low graduation rates, and calls for greater attention to these schools, especially since they serve large shares of vulnerable students.