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June 16, 2015

We Can Make Schools Places Where Students Can Succeed No Matter What

When schools and classrooms are structured to develop critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity, learning will be less dependent on what skills are lacking and more dependent on what skills are present.

June 05, 2015

Student Success in High School Varies by State and Circumstance

The Diplomas Count 2015 report from Education Week reflects record-high graduation rates of 81 percent for the class of 2015, yet students with disabilities and from low-income backgrounds lag behind.

May 12, 2015

Graduation Rates on Track, But Gaps Persist

A new report by GradNation reveals that although gaps persist, the nation is on track to reach an on-time high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. The graduation rate reached an all-time high of 81.4 percent in 2013, the latest year data is available.

April 08, 2015

What Are Some Juicy State-Policy Tidbits From the Senate ESEA Rewrite?

Key state-level groups are applauding the U.S. Senate's proposed rewrite of federal education law unveiled on April 7. What are some details?

March 17, 2015

High School Graduation Gaps Shrinking—But Slowly

New data from the U.S. Department of Education show the graduation rate for black students is 70.7 percent and 75.2 percent for Latinos, while the overall rate is 81.4 percent

March 17, 2015

Should All Students Take Dual-Credit Courses?

State legislatures should insure that a variety of college courses are available, for free, on every high school campus and that the state also make courses on college campuses available at no cost to students. This gives students a "leg up" and also helps them develop the kind of "academic momentum" that increases high school graduation rates, as well as completion rates at a one, two or four year college program.

February 11, 2015

Graduation Rates Rise; Gap Between Black and White Males Grows, Report Says

A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.

February 03, 2015

Role-Model Program Offers Boys of Color Support, Study Says

The Oakland, Calif., school district's effort to boost the grades and graduation rates of black male students offers a model for school districts around the country, the first independent analysis of the program concludes.

November 26, 2014

Emotionally Disturbed Students at Greatest Risk of Dropping Out, Study Finds

Among different special education categories, emotionally disturbed students are at highest risk of dropping out, according to a study of 41,000 Utah students.

October 31, 2014

Report: Partnerships, Family Outreach Key to Rural Grad Rates

Rural high schools in New York with higher than average graduation rates tend to utilize partnerships, data, remediation, and dropout prevention strategies.

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