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November 23, 2015

More States Consider Awarding Diplomas for GED Passage

The District of Columbia becomes the first to analyze the GED's rigor, and decide, based on that analysis, that students who pass it should get a high school diploma.

November 18, 2015

Parental Expectations That Are Too High Can Harm Students, Study Says

A study of middle and high school students shows that high parental expectations can enhance achievement, but only when those expectations are reasonable.

October 19, 2015

H.S. Diploma Often Not an Indicator of College and Career Readiness, Report Says

Just four states and the District of Columbia require students to complete college- and career-ready level courses in math and English/language arts to graduate, according to a new report.

October 08, 2015

UPDATED: California Students Who Failed Exit Exam Since 2004 Can Graduate Anyway

The new law exponentially expands the reach of an earlier move by lawmakers who exempted only this year's graduating class from the exit exam.

August 31, 2015

California Drops Exit-Exam Requirement for 2015 Class

A new law allows thousands of students to graduate even though they didn't take the required exit exam because of a state contracting error.

August 26, 2015

ACT Scores Remain Flat as Number of Test Takers Rises

The latest results suggest that this year's graduating class may not be much more prepared than last year's class for college or a career.

August 25, 2015

Tennessee Students Start Classes Under Tuition-Free College Program

Nearly 1 in 4 recent high school graduates in Tennessee will begin classes under a new state program that offers two years of free tuition at a state community or technical college.

August 19, 2015

California Legislature Writes Emergency Bill to Help Students Denied Diplomas

Lawmakers scrambled this week to draft legislation to allow about 5,000 students to graduate even though they lost their last chance to take the state-required exit exam.

July 17, 2015

'Authentic' Assessment Shapes Learning at a New York City High School

We profile a high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

July 17, 2015

Senate No Child Left Behind Bill Draws Fire for Weakness on Accountability

The legislation now moves into conference with the House version, but critics are attacking it for letting schools with low graduation rates off the hook.

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