Graduation Rates

The latest news about graduation rates, including archives, commentary, and special reports.

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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March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Federal data paint a grim picture of the charter school sector's ability to graduate its students. But comparing charter high schools' graduating power with that of all other public high schools is tricky.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Nearly a quarter of all charter high schools are graduating less than half of their students, according to an Education Week analysis of federal data.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Credit recovery can give students a second chance to graduate, but low-quality programs deserve more scrutiny, write Nat Malkus and Amy Cummings.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
A new think-tank study adds fuel to the growing controversy about high school credit-recovery programs.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
States are concentrating their policy efforts on early-childhood education as well as transitioning young adults from high school to college.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
The nation has made modest improvements in student academic achievement in the past decade, but results among states are uneven, according to a new ranking system.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Many of Beau Baker’s brightest students in Louisville, Ky., entered high school thinking college was not for a first-generation kid like them. Baker is working to change that.
August 1, 2018 – Education Week
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

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