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October 06, 2014

Los Angeles Unified Posts 'Historic High' Graduation Rate

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

Census Tidbits: More High School Sophomores, Fewer College Freshmen

U.S. Census data shows nearly 1 million fewer high school graduates enrolled in college in 2013 than in 2011.

May 29, 2014

Latest 'Condition of Education' Report Finds Rising Poverty, Pre-K Enrollment

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.

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.

April 24, 2014

Study: Focus on 9th Graders Boosted Chicago's Graduation Rates

A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.

October 17, 2013

How Can We Prevent High School Seniors from Dropping Out?

For other ideas and strategies to prevent high school seniors and great numbers of at-risk students from dropping out, visit the Penn Foster Web site or The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Web site. We also invite you to join us at the 25th Annual National Dropout Prevention Center Network Conference, to be held November 3-6, 2013, in Atlanta, GA.

July 01, 2013

Considering Competency-Based Education

The shift from time to learning, from cohorts to competency, will be tough. It's not easy or superficial--it's a new and different way of organizing schools. It will probably take us a generation to fully embrace high common expectation, blended formats, and show what you know policies and practices.

June 06, 2013

Dropout Recovery: Further Research and Resources for Diplomas Count 2013

Beyond Diplomas Count 2013, educators and policymakers can dig into more research and resources on dropout recovery.

March 11, 2013

Out of Touch With Classroom Reality

A rigorous classical education is not suitable for most high schools in the country.

December 11, 2012

Students Who Struggle Early Rarely Catch Up, Study Says

Even at high-performing, wealthy high schools, students who have fallen far behind academically in 4th and 8th grade have less than a one in three chance of being ready for college or a career by the end of high school, according to a new study by the national testing group ACT Inc.

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