Spotlight on Graduation

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Pathways to Graduation


The Education Week Spotlight on Pathways to Graduation is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • How graduation rates have shifted over the years
  • Helping students reach their post-graduation goals
  • Keeping English-Language Learners on track to graduate
  • How schools can commit to higher graduation standards

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Experts and policymakers offer differing thoughts on the reasons behind the recent rises in high school graduation rates, which are affecting students from nearly every racial and income group and those with disabilities.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week

The revelations about District of Columbia schools have unleashed a wave of questions about the pressures and incentives built into U.S. high schools, and fueled nagging doubts that states’ rising high school graduation rates—and the country’s all-time-high rate of 84 percent—aren’t what they seem.
February 28, 2018 – 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

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

Long-term English-learners—those who are not considered proficient for five or more years—are at a great risk of dropping out of school. What can schools do to keep these students on track to graduate?
May 11, 2016 – 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

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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