Test scores and graduation rates are best celebrated as valid markers of improvement if we know how we got there.
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February 22, 2015
February 03, 2015
The Lawrence, Kan., school system initiative aims to address the problem of male students graduating at lower rates than female students.
January 30, 2015
The first independent analysis of Oakland, Calif., school district's initiative to support boys of color found that students enrolled in the program had better grades and school attendance rates and fewer suspensions than their peers.
December 17, 2014
While 80 percent of high school seniors receive a diploma, less than half of those are able to proficiently read or complete math problems.
December 11, 2014
A new study found that nationwide, the rate of students repeating a grade due to a lack of academic progress has declined from 2005 to 2010.
December 11, 2014
New research shows that 14 percent of freshmen in the city school system are expected to earn a four-year degree by the age of 25, up from 8 percent in 2006.
December 03, 2014
Mr. Leeds and his wife founded the Alliance for Excellent Education and Institute for Student Achievement, advocacy groups with the goal of shining a spotlight on the nation's at-risk secondary students.
October 06, 2014
The good news about graduation comes just as the school board is debating whether to keep Superintendent John Deasy at the helm of the nation's second largest district.
September 29, 2014
U.S. Census data shows nearly 1 million fewer high school graduates enrolled in college in 2013 than in 2011.
May 29, 2014
The 2014 edition of the annual report also notes that individuals with a bachelor's degree earned more than twice as much as high school dropouts.