Economists found that two academically similar groups of 12th graders earned similar incomes even though one group had passed their high school exit exams and the other group had failed to earn diplomas after missing the exam cutoff rate by a hair.
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February 09, 2014
February 06, 2014
The Census Bureau has overhauled a major longitudinal survey tracking families' economic health over time.
January 10, 2014
New federal data show nearly half of people who were 10th graders in 2002 have not earned any college degree or certification a decade later.
December 06, 2013
Americans of every state and stripe are having fewer children, et a new international study suggests the trend may only improve the U.S. economy if the country also better educates the children we do have.
October 17, 2013
Nearly half of all American public school students now live in poverty, and state supports have not kept pace with significant and rapidly rising majorities of poor students in their classrooms.
October 15, 2013
High-poverty schools sent significantly fewer graduates to college in 2012 than higher-income schools, regardless of the schools' geographic location or racial makeup, according to a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
August 30, 2013
High school dating violence can reduce young women's educational attainment longterm, a new study suggests.
June 11, 2013
A federal interagency initiative hopes to test new policies and programs to support disconnected youth.
June 05, 2013
Beyond Diplomas Count 2013, educators and policymakers can dig into more research and resources on dropout recovery.
June 03, 2013
The Institute of Education Sciences is considering how to fund highly rated research projects in the wake of federal budget cuts.