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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.

October 21, 2014

Study: Rural Pa. Students Trump City Peers in College Enrollment

During the 2010-11 school year, about 59 percent of rural high school graduates enrolled in college, compared to 55 percent of their urban peers.

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?

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