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September 23, 2014

Dallas Graduation Rates Raise Eyebrows

The internal audit unit of the Dallas Independent School District has expanded the scope of an investigation into the district's rapid increase in graduation rates amid charges that the district violated state law by giving diplomas to students who were chronically absent.

August 06, 2014

Remaking Accountability in California: Getting Beyond Test Scores

A 2012 California law requires changes to its Academic Performance Index by 2015. What's the progress and what are lingering challenges?

July 28, 2014

Tenn. Brings High School Equivalency Exams to Rural Residents

The mobile units will allow residents to take high school equivalency exams in rural areas.

June 12, 2014

YES Prep Charter Program Redefines Goals and Strategies For Success

YES Prep Public Schools, a Houston-based charter network, is looking to further boost its graduates' college-completion rates by refocusing its approaches and strategies.

June 12, 2014

Graduation Rates Key to New Accountability Formula for Rural Alaska Schools

Small rural and alternative schools in Alaska will soon be rated with a different formula than that which is used for other schools

June 12, 2014

Alaska Adopts New Rating Formula For Small Rural Schools

Alaska has altered the formula used to rate schools to account for unique challenges of small, rural, and alternative schools

May 02, 2014

Annotating the News 5-2-14: From Grad Rates to Bilingual Ed

In our notes on the news: California's graduation rate hits 80%, public opinion supports Common Core, a scrap over the state budget, and bilingual ed survives.

April 29, 2014

Rural States Boast Top Grad Rates, But Native Students Lag

New federal data show that several rural states have the highest four-year graduation rates, but disparities persist between student groups.

February 06, 2014

Governors, Got Money?

We need an organizing platform for an informed voice. Throwing money at education won't solve our challenges unless we have a real voice in promoting the innovations we need.

January 02, 2014

It Can Take a While, But Most Students Finish College, Federal Data Show

Reports of low college-completion rates may be giving up on college students too soon. New data released by the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System suggest a significant portion of students complete college degrees and professional certificates in double the traditional time allotted for those programs.

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