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July 17, 2015

'Authentic' Assessment Shapes Learning at a New York City High School

We profile a high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.

July 17, 2015

Senate No Child Left Behind Bill Draws Fire for Weakness on Accountability

The legislation now moves into conference with the House version, but critics are attacking it for letting schools with low graduation rates off the hook.

February 22, 2015

What Is Responsible for the Higher Graduation Rates?

Test scores and graduation rates are best celebrated as valid markers of improvement if we know how we got there.

February 03, 2015

ACLU Protests Mentoring Program for Boys in Kansas District

The Lawrence, Kan., school system initiative aims to address the problem of male students graduating at lower rates than female students.

January 30, 2015

Oakland, Calif., Effort for Black Males Should Be a National Model, Study Says

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

Education Crisis Extends Across the United States

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

Nationwide Grade-Retention Rates Have Dropped, New Study Finds

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

Chicago School District Slowly Improves College-Going and Graduation Rates

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

Education Activist, Philanthropist Gerard 'Gerry' Leeds Dies at 92

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

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.

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