The seventh annual "Grad Nation" report finds that nontraditional high schools contribute disproportionately to the picture of low graduation rates, and calls for greater attention to these schools, especially since they serve large shares of vulnerable students.
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May 09, 2016
April 07, 2016
Contrary to widespread public perception, disadvantaged students are not disproportionately placed in career-related programs, the study finds.
March 09, 2016
The graduation-rate advantage serves wealthier students better than those from low-income families, but it still has a beneficial effect on less-affluent students.
December 15, 2015
Some racial and ethnic groups made gains in high school completion, but graduation rates remained flat for Native American and Alaskan Native students.
October 19, 2015
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.
July 30, 2015
As Congress tries to rewrite No Child Left Behind, a new paper argues that high school accountability should be based on more than test scores and graduation rates.
July 17, 2015
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
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.