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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.

June 19, 2017

Alabama Ignored Rules, Inflated Graduation Rate, Audit Finds

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

Is the High School Graduation Rate Inflated? No, Study Says

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

High School Activists to Betsy DeVos: Keep a Close Eye on Grad Rate 'Loophole'

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

Educational Attainment Gains, Lingering Gaps, and Challenges Examined in Report

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.

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