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.
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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.
June 05, 2018
A new report shows more high schools with low graduation rates, even as the nation's high school graduation rate soars to an all-time high.
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 17, 2018
A federal audit finds that California inflated its 2013-14 high school graduation rate by 2 percentage points, largely by misclassifying students who transferred to community college and adult-education programs.
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.
December 04, 2017
The high school graduation rate has reached yet another all-time high, with notable gains in all groups of students.
August 16, 2017
A study shows that students who are likely to fail or drop out graduate at higher rates from NAF schools than those who attend other schools.
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.