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April 12, 2018
This bill could help Colorado foster youth keep their school – and graduate – even when home changes
Last year, just 23.6 percent of youth in foster care graduated on time, down 10 points since 2016. That's far worse than homeless teens fare.
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Updated February 7, 2018
New York City graduation rate hits record high of 74.3 percent in 2017
New York City’s graduation rate rose to 74.3 percent in 2017, a slight increase over the previous year and a new…
January 12, 2018
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November 16, 2017
New York City’s (unofficial) graduation rate hits 74 percent, preliminary figures show
"That’s something the administration can crow about and take pride in."
October 4, 2017
New York’s graduation rate could drop under new federal education law
It’s possible the federal graduation rate will exclude New York’s “local” diploma, a less rigorous diploma earned by only about 4 percent of graduating students.
August 4, 2017
As Indiana schools try to make every graduate count, educators fear struggling students will lose out
Schools will certainly try to steer more students to the Core 40; if they don’t, their graduation rates will plummet.
March 10, 2017
Number of New York City students successfully appealing Regents exam scores in order to graduate triples
Hundreds of New York City students took advantage of new, state-created graduation options.
February 23, 2017
Advocates decry Fariña’s explanation of low graduation rates among English learners
Members of a group that helps Haitian immigrants think the city’s 27 percent June graduation rate for English learners is related to high school admissions.
September 22, 2016
New York City schools expand career and technical education, while City Council members look to track progress
The New York City Department of Education will spend $113 million to expand and improve career and technical education programs.
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August 12, 2016
How one diverse New York City high school got 100 percent of its students to graduation
The school’s graduation rate is almost without precedent.
January 15, 2016
Indiana graduation rates dipped in 2015, but remain mostly flat over five years
More students have been graduating from Indiana high schools over the past nine years.
October 29, 2015
As Shelby County Schools seeks to expand ‘credit recovery,’ board reluctantly approves Pearson contract
The company will get $225,000 next year to help 15,000 students make up failed classes under a credit recovery policy that the district is asking the board to revise.
May 20, 2015
At 86 percent, Tennessee’s on-time high school graduation rate outpaces the nation, report says
The state's on-time high school graduation rate is outpacing the rest of the nation and moving steadily toward 90 percent by 2020, a report says.
May 19, 2015
National dropout expert: 'Cultural change' needed to improve graduation rates
The state's graduation rate is at an all-time high at 89.8 percent, according to the Indiana Department of Education.
May 13, 2015
Rise & Shine: Common Core bill becomes law
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