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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.

November 05, 2012

Nebraska Group Examines Students Leaving Foster Care

In most states, a student can "age out" of foster care at age 16, 17, or 18, regardless of whether or not he or she has graduated high school or is ready to transition into adult living. For those lucky enough to have a stable foster family, that might not be a problem; but for many, the loss of fos...

August 01, 2012

Grad Nation's Blends Boosts Grad Rates & Achievement

Grad Nation is a comprehensive effort to boost the nation's graduation rate from about 75 percent to 90 percent by 2020. Launched in May 2010, Grad Nation is a project of America's Promise. There are about 60 supporting sponsors and donors, one of them is Apex Learning, a digital high school curriculum provider based in Seattle.

October 28, 2010

Scholars Call for More Nuanced Graduation Measures

As states and districts prepare to report new common longitudinal graduation rates this year, national graduation rate researchers argue educators should go beyond the basic data.

August 23, 2010

A Keyhole Look at Rural Student Mobility

A new five-state study suggests student mobility rates in rural areas can rival those of urban centers, with all the attendant stress on students and school systems.

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