Diplomas Count 2016: Report and Graduation Rates
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FOR THE MEDIA
EDITOR'S NOTEDiplomas Count Wraps Up Decade-Long Run
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.
REPORT OVERVIEWTo Build a Better High School, Coherence Is Key
Some experts say a cohesive design, built around tried-and-true principles, points the way to high-performing high schools.
INCORPORATING STUDENT VOICEVt. High School Takes Student Voice to Heart
At Harwood Union High School, students are deeply involved in shaping school life—including teaching and learning practices.
Twenty-year-old Andrew Brennen is traveling the country to encourage students to raise their voices for school improvement.
MASTERY OF A RIGOROUS, RELEVANT CURRICULUMStudents in El Paso Get Leg Up on College
A network of early-college high schools on the Texas border is nudging first-generation students onto the path to college.
From zookeeping to transportation logistics, Bryan High School's career classes reflect real local economic needs.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTCleveland School Makes City Its Classroom
This STEM-focused school takes all comers and embeds its students in campuses and businesses across the city.
More than 2,000 parents, educators, residents, and students have offered their views on how to reshape the city's high schools.
Northfield High School's first-year experience illustrates how difficult it is to remake a traditional high school.
CONSTRUCTING FOR LEARNINGMinnesota High School Designed for 'Flexibility'
Alexandria Area High School was created to accommodate changes in education and technology.
Fayetteville High School was designed to feel more like a flexible workplace than a massive institution.
ANALYSIS AND DATAU.S. Graduation Rate Breaks Another Record
Eighty-two percent of the class of 2014 graduated on time, according to the latest Diplomas Count report, but American Indian, black, and Latino students continue to trail their white peers.
• Includes updated data on Graduation in the United States
This map includes state-by-state graduation rate data, as well as state graduation rates for historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups.