High schools across the country hand out nearly 100 different kinds of diplomas, and most don't offer solid preparation for college or career. The students who bear the brunt of that inequity are most likely to be English learners, students with disabilities, low-income students, or those learning English.
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August 01, 2017
June 26, 2017
Pennsylvania has a new law that allows career and technical education students to skip the state's high school exit exams.
May 08, 2017
California Assembly voted to dump the state's controversial high school exit exam. Now the bill goes to the Senate.
April 03, 2017
Schools from 10 districts in Illinois have been chosen to participate in a new pilot program to create competency-based approaches to high school learning and graduation.
November 15, 2016
Local superintendents are converging on Ohio's state Capitol today to protest graduation requirements that have left up to half of students in some districts at risk of not earning their diplomas.
November 03, 2016
A new report finds that there are 95 different kinds of high school diplomas nationwide, and that many fall short of requiring students to complete courses that prepare them for college or good jobs.
August 31, 2016
Colorado has established new statewide graduation requirements, but they allow students to choose from a menu of ways to prove they're ready for diplomas.
August 04, 2016
New Jersey joins New Mexico as the only other state in the country to require students to pass the PARCC exam to graduate from high school.
December 01, 2015
Tougher common-core algebra requirements are making it tougher for some students to earn diplomas in New York State.
October 19, 2015
Just four states and the District of Columbia require students to complete college- and career-ready level courses in math and English/language arts to graduate, according to a new report.