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July 11, 2018

These Disciplinary Practices Can Lead Students to Drop Out of School

Using suspension as a disciplinary tactic can lead students to leave school altogether, feeling that no adult cared enough to understand their problems or provide support, according to a new study of Minnesota students.

October 02, 2017

High School Dropout Rate Among Hispanics Reaches All-Time Low, Study Finds

The high school graduation rate among Hispanic students has dropped sharply in the past decade, reaching an all-time low.

February 22, 2017

Investigation: High Schools Hide Dropouts by Steering Them to Alternative Programs

A ProPublica investigation finds that many high schools game their accountability systems by funneling their worst achievers to alternative schools, where they learn little or drop out.

February 08, 2017

Surviving as a High School Dropout: Program Gives Students a Taste

Teenagers jump into half-day simulations that show them what life's experiences are like with and without a high school diploma.

October 05, 2016

Study: 9th and 10th Grades Offer Key Chance to Re-Engage Disengaged Students

A new study finds that the first two years of high school offer a powerful opportunity to change the trajectories of students who have begun to disengage from school.

June 13, 2016

Intense Focus Needed to Help Homeless Students Stay in School, Study Argues

Disconnections make it tough for homeless students to stay in school, says a new study, but new requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act bolster resources for their support.

May 09, 2016

Charter, Alternative, Virtual Schools Account for Most Low-Grad-Rate Schools, Study Finds

The seventh annual "Grad Nation" report finds that nontraditional high schools contribute disproportionately to the picture of low graduation rates, and calls for greater attention to these schools, especially since they serve large shares of vulnerable students.

September 16, 2015

High School Students Need 'Webs' of Supportive Adults, Study Says

A new study argues that high school students don't need heroes to help them manage tough times, they need "webs" of supportive adults.

July 16, 2015

High School Graduation Rates: Deep Pockets of Need Even as Picture Improves

A new compendium of high school graduation statistics paints a stark portrait of need, even as the overall national rate rises.

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