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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
Twelfth graders who take and pass the transition classes can enroll directly in credit-bearing courses in college.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Over the years, Diplomas Count—in addition to its annual graduation-rate analysis—has highlighted issues critical to the goal of ensuring that all students get an equal opportunity to earn a high school diploma.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
A network of early-college high schools on the Texas border is nudging first-generation students onto the path to college.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week

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