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October 04, 2018

Why ESSA Misses Hundreds of Low-Graduation-Rate High Schools

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.

September 17, 2018

Does Too Much Credit Recovery Lead to Inflated Graduation Rates?

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

There Are Now More High Schools With Low Graduation Rates. Why?

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 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 17, 2018

California Inflated High School Graduation Rate, U.S. Audit Finds

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

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.

December 04, 2017

U.S. Graduation Rate Hits New All-Time High, With Gains in All Student Groups

The high school graduation rate has reached yet another all-time high, with notable gains in all groups of students.

August 16, 2017

'Academy' Model Boosts High School Grad Rate for At-Risk Students, Study Says

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

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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