Diplomas Count

Diplomas Count is Education Week's essential guide to graduation policy and rates. This year's annual report is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Diplomas Count 2013:
Second Chances: Turning Dropouts Into Graduates

The good news is that the U.S. graduation rate is nearing historic highs; the bad news is too many are left behind.

Roughly 1 million students a year leave high school without a diploma. While much attention has gone to identifying teenagers who are at risk of dropping out and finding ways to keep them in school, comparatively fewer efforts have been expended on bringing back the students who have already left.

Report includes:

Executive Summary
State Graduation Briefs
Graduation Rate Trends 1999-2000 to 2009-2010


Prior Years

2012: Diplomas Count 2012: Trailing Behind, Moving Forward (June 2012)

2011: Diplomas Count 2011: Beyond High School, Before Baccalaureate (June 2011)

2010: Diplomas Count 2010: Graduation by the Numbers (June 2010)

2009: Broader Horizons: The Challenge of College Readiness for All Students (June 2009)

2008: School to College: Can P-16 Councils Ease the Transition? (June 2008)

2007: Ready for What? Preparing Students for College, Careers, and Life After High School (June 2007)

2006: An Essential Guide to Graduation Policy and Rates (June 2006)


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