At nearly half a million students' high schools, half or more of the freshmen disappear before graduation, and federal law doesn't require those schools to get better, according to a new study.
Recently in High school completion Category
October 04, 2018
September 17, 2018
Schools that rely most heavily on credit recovery produce bigger increases in their graduation rates, even though their students perform poorly on state achievement tests. The finding adds fuel to the controversy about graduation-rate inflation.
July 25, 2018
A new study finds that teaching credit-recovery courses face-to-face isn't any more effective at helping students graduate on time than teaching those courses online.
July 11, 2018
Using suspension as a disciplinary tactic can lead students to leave school altogether, feeling that no adult cared enough to understand their problems or provide support, according to a new study of Minnesota students.
January 09, 2018
Part of its recently announced $1.7 billion investment in K-12, the foundation is looking for groups to keep tabs on networks trying out different approaches to improve middle and high schools.
March 21, 2017
Some New York City schools have valuable lessons to offer in boosting graduation rates for English-learners.
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.