A scathing report on violations of graduation rules in the District of Columbia shines a spotlight on a nationwide problem: Chronic absenteeism.
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February 01, 2018
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.
June 19, 2017
A federal audit finds that Alabama inflated its high school graduation rate by counting alternative diplomas, students who hadn't earned enough credit and, in one case, a student who had died.
May 03, 2017
A new report says game-playing and miscalculations could have distorted high school graduation rates at the state or district levels, but are unlikely to have had much effect on the national rate, which is at an all-time high.
April 10, 2017
Groups leading the GradNation initiative urge the education secretary to ensure states use the four-year adjusted cohort rate in identifying high schools with low graduation rates.
December 09, 2016
A new report examines the educational attainment data of three cohorts of young adults and found that there is still significant work to do to close opportunity gaps.