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August 27, 2019

Are End-of-Course Exams an Alternative to Exit Exams? Maybe

End-of-course tests in some courses may support graduation rates, finds a new study.

January 02, 2019

School Retention Linked to Violent Crimes in Adulthood in New Study

Test-based retention in 8th grade increases the likelihood of criminal conviction by age 25, according to a new study.

December 11, 2018

The Long-Term Potential of High School Remediation

Decades after taking part in a remedial education program in Israeli high schools, the students who participated show surprising benefits, according to a new study.

May 03, 2018

How Long Do Kids Have to Stay in School? Longer Than They Did 5 Years Ago

State rules on providing education and requiring school attendance are literally all over the map, new federal data show.

April 02, 2018

Attending a Less-Challenging College May Hurt, Not Help, High School Transition

A new study suggests that students who have lower-achieving classmates in college than they had in high school show more symptoms of depression.

December 08, 2017

How Well Is Your State Improving High School Graduation Rates?

Nationwide, high school graduation rates have climbed for the past five years, but the improvement has been far from equal across states.

August 29, 2017

High School Internship Boosts College-Going for Boys of Color, Study Finds

Mentoring young men of color with professional work experience can significantly boost their likelihood of graduating and going on to college, but the program is less effective for girls.

June 21, 2016

Diplomas Now i3 Project: Early Monitoring Protects At-Risk Students

Close attention to early warning signs in middle school can help students stay on track to graduate, but does less to help students who are already struggling, a new study finds.

May 02, 2016

Public School Enrollment to Rise Every Year Through 2024, Fed Data Predict

Rising preschool enrollment and falling dropout rates are helping to kick up the number of students in public schools.

November 28, 2014

Feds Hope to Reconnect Dropouts Via 'Performance Partnership Pilots'

Federal agencies request proposals for partnerships to help disconnected youth.

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