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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.

April 07, 2016

Study Finds Little Tracking, Big Graduation Boost, in Career-Tech Focus

Contrary to widespread public perception, disadvantaged students are not disproportionately placed in career-related programs, the study finds.

March 09, 2016

'Deeper Learning' Approach Improves Graduation Rates, Study Finds

The graduation-rate advantage serves wealthier students better than those from low-income families, but it still has a beneficial effect on less-affluent students.

December 15, 2015

Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High of 82 Percent

Some racial and ethnic groups made gains in high school completion, but graduation rates remained flat for Native American and Alaskan Native students.

October 19, 2015

H.S. Diploma Often Not an Indicator of College and Career Readiness, Report Says

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.

July 30, 2015

Beyond Graduation Rates: Holding High Schools Accountable

As Congress tries to rewrite No Child Left Behind, a new paper argues that high school accountability should be based on more than test scores and graduation rates.

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.

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