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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.

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.

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