Special Report
School & District Management

Graduation Briefs

May 30, 2008 2 min read

display_plugin_section(‘track_download’, '') ?> “Alabama”, “AK” => “Alaska”, “AZ” => “Arizona”, “AR” => “Arkansas”, “CA” => “California”, “CO” => “Colorado”, “CT” => “Connecticut”, “DE” => “Delaware”, “DC” => “District of Columbia”, “FL” => “Florida”, “GA” => “Georgia”, “HI” => “Hawaii”, “ID” => “Idaho”, “IL” => “Illinois”, “IN” => “Indiana”, “IA” => “Iowa”, “KS” => “Kansas”, “KY” => “Kentucky”, “LA” => “Louisiana”, “ME” => “Maine”, “MD” => “Maryland”, “MA” => “Massachusetts”, “MI” => “Michigan”, “MN” => “Minnesota”, “MS” => “Mississippi”, “MO” => “Missouri”, “MT” => “Montana”, “NE” => “Nebraska”, “NV” => “Nevada”, “NH” => “New Hampshire”, “NJ” => “New Jersey”, “NM” => “New Mexico”, “NY” => “New York”, “NC” => “North Carolina”, “ND” => “North Dakota”, “OH” => “Ohio”, “OK” => “Oklahoma”, “OR” => “Oregon”, “PA” => “Pennsylvania”, “RI” => “Rhode Island”, “SC” => “South Carolina”, “SD” => “South Dakota”, “TN” => “Tennessee”, “TX” => “Texas”, “UT” => “Utah”, “VT” => “Vermont”, “VA” => “Virginia”, “WA” => “Washington”, “WV” => “West Virginia”, “WI” => “Wisconsin”, “WY” => “Wyoming” ); ?>

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center is engaged in a four-year project to study high school graduation and related issues pertaining to late-secondary schooling and the transition to postsecondary education and employment. As part of this work, Editorial Projects in Education publishes a special edition of Education Week devoted to critical issues facing efforts to improve the nation’s high schools.

Graduation Briefs Download
State Briefs (PDF)
National BriefPDF

The 2008 installment of the annual Diplomas Count report explores the rapid growth of state-level P-16 councils. By bringing together key representatives from all levels of education, state government, business, and the community, the councils seek to better align educational institutions from preschool through postsecondary. High on the agenda for many of these groups are efforts to create a more seamless schooling continuum that prepares high school students for life, work, and further education. The report provides in-depth analysis of the evolution and activities of P-16 councils, case studies of three states’ experiences with such councils, and commentaries from four leading experts in the field.

Another centerpiece of Editorial Projects in Education’s Graduation Project is the EPE Research Center’s comprehensive analysis of public high school graduation rates, using its Cumulative Promotion Index (CPI) method. Diplomas Count 2008 provides updated graduation-rate findings for the class of 2005, the most recent year available. Results are reported for the United States as a whole, the states, and the nation’s 50 largest school systems. For the first time, this year’s edition of Diplomas Count also includes graduation rates by U.S. congressional district in an attempt to inform the lawmakers crafting the policies that shape the nation’s public schools.

In addition to the print edition of the report, online-only features of Diplomas Count include state-specific policy reports and state-by-state indicators accessible through the Education Counts database. EdWeek Maps, a Web-based geographical tool, also allows users to create interactive maps and download a special report for any school district in the country, which includes comparisons to state and national statistics.

Related Tags:

Events

Early Childhood Live Online Discussion The Impact of the Coronavirus on Early-Childhood Learning
Join Peter DeWitt and his guests on A Seat at the Table as they discuss the implications of coronavirus on early-childhood learning.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Recruitment & Retention Webinar
Recruiting and Retaining a More Diverse Teaching Workforce
We discuss the importance of workforce diversity and learn strategies to recruit and retain teachers from diverse backgrounds.
Content provided by EdWeek Top School Jobs
Student Well-Being Webinar Boosting Teacher and Student Motivation During the Pandemic: What It Takes
Join Alyson Klein and her expert guests for practical tips and discussion on how to keep students and teachers motivated as the pandemic drags on.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Michigan Data Coach- (MGLVA)
Michigan, United States
K12 Inc.
Program Manager, State Solution Delivery
Portland, OR, US
Northwest Evaluation Association
Director of Education
Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington Public Library
Great Oaks AmeriCorps Fellow August 2021 - June 2022
New York City, New York (US)
Great Oaks Charter Schools

Read Next

School & District Management Superintendent Who Led During COVID-19 School Shutdowns Gets Top Honors
Michelle Reid of Washington state's Northshore district, one of the very first to close schools last March, was named National Superintendent of the Year.
3 min read
Michelle Reid, superintendent of the Northshore district in Washington
Michelle Reid, the superintendent of the Northshore district in Washington, was named National Superintendent of the Year.
courtesy of AASA, the School Superintendents Association
School & District Management Is Lunchtime the 'Weak Link' in School Reopening Plans?
It's risky when students are inside and unmasked, experts say. Here are five ways to mitigate that risk and make in-school meals safer.
11 min read
Elementary students in Brownsville, Texas, eat a socially distanced lunch in the school cafeteria. Experts say there are ways to mitigate the risk of contracting COVID-19 even when kids take their masks off to eat.
Elementary students in Brownsville, Texas, eat a socially distanced lunch in the school cafeteria. Experts say there are ways to mitigate the risk of contracting COVID-19 when kids take their masks off to eat.
Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald via AP
School & District Management Los Angeles Unified Shrinks Police Budget. Money Will Support Black Student Achievement
The board overseeing the Los Angeles Unified School District has cut $25 million from the budget for school police and will use the money to help fund an achievement plan for Black students.
1 min read
Demonstrators holds signs during a protest to demand the defunding of the Los Angeles school district police outside of the school board headquarters on June 23, 2020, in Los Angeles.
Demonstrators holds signs during a protest to demand the defunding of the Los Angeles school district police outside of the school board headquarters on June 23, 2020, in Los Angeles.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
School & District Management 6 Big Questions Superintendents Are Asking About the CDC Guidance
School leaders' queries show the challenges and concerns they face over resuming in-person teaching.
7 min read
President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. on Feb. 11, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, Feb. 12, released long-awaited guidance telling schools what measures are needed to teach in-person during the pandemic. Biden requested the updated guidance in response to complaints that the CDC’s school guidelines under the Trump administration were unclear and inconsistent.
A teacher works with a student behind plexi-glass in Chicago. Superintendents asked CDC officials this week whether using plexi-glass would allow them to shorten social distances in classrooms.
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP