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Some states that turned in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans earlier this year didn't make many changes after getting feedback from the federal officials.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
Because of a little-noticed provision in ESSA, states that offer several diploma options may have to revise their graduation rates.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
Eliminating credit recovery as a path to graduation would do more harm than good, writes one assistant superintendent.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
Fraudulent graduation practices give a false sense of educational progress, charges former New York City administrator Bernard Gassaway.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
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.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
High school graduation requirements are inconsistent and often lax, writes the national policy director of Students for Education Reform.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Districtwide school discipline reforms can disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Superintendents Robert Runcie and Antwan Wilson would know.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
A report finds that a record 83.2 percent of students are finishing high school on time and that the gains may be real.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
While discussing college and careers can motivate students, a successful plan would need heavy supports to help students reach their post-graduation goals, experts said.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
Research shows that a student's smooth transition into high school is a predictor of academic success, write John Gomperts and Jenny Nagaoka.
March 24, 2017 – Education Week

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