Graduation Rates

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Spotlight on Graduation

In this Spotlight, see how schools are helping students reach their post-graduation goals, keeping English-language Learners on track to graduate, and committing to higher graduation standards for all students.

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Michigan is the only state in the U.S. that needs intervention after failing to meet federal special education requirements this year, according to federal education officials.
July 17, 2018 – AP
As the national graduation rate rises, so does the number of schools with low-graduation rates. What gives?
June 13, 2018 – 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
The uncharacteristic silence of education’s accountability hawks on Washington’s fraudulent graduation rate reveals their partisan blinders, writes Erika Sanzi.
February 8, 2018 – Education Week
The C grade on this year's Quality Counts report continues years of flat performance as states begin to grapple with the challenges and opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
What lessons can states that perform well on Quality Counts annual rankings offer other states looking to move the needle?
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
Chronically low-performing states must work to overcome structural disadvantages and longstanding challenges that many of them share.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
Interact with the charts below to see how graduation rates for U.S. students, and different student populations, have changed over time and how your state's graduation rate compares.
December 7, 2017 – Education Week
A pair of recent studies reinforce the value of high-quality preschool, suggesting that future research may pivot toward just why such programs are effective.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
In Cleveland, educators try to keep disruptive students in class and connected to learning. But out-of-school suspension rates remain high.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week

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