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September 17, 2019
Hidden dropouts: How Indiana schools can write off struggling students as home-schoolers
When students are recorded as leaving to home-school in Indiana, they’re left out of a school’s graduation calculations, as though they never attended at all.
Updated September 16, 2019
Tennessee hits record-high graduation rate in 2019. Find how your school did.
The rate of 89.7% is half a percentage point higher than the previous year.
College and career readiness
August 29, 2019
Chicago graduated more seniors this year. How did your school do?
Use our searchable database to see.
getting to graduation
July 15, 2019
What should it take to graduate in New York? A new committee will make recommendations
One of the major questions that the commission could study cuts at the heart of what it means to graduate in New York: How much does passing the Regents.
June 18, 2019
Newark schools — traditional and charter — have made big gains since 2006, new report shows
Newark’s ranking among other high-poverty districts based on its state test scores has risen significantly since 2006. Its graduation rate has also improved.
March 27, 2019
Newark schools backtracked in 2018 on several measures, halting years of progress
Newark Public Schools backtracked on several measures last year, including the graduation rate, absenteeism rate, and college-readiness scores.
theory of change
March 13, 2019
What’s behind Newark’s graduation rate drop? One theory points to data snafus.
Newark's 2018 graduation rate declined by about 3 percentage points. One theory says data reporting challenges may be to blame.
Class of 2018
March 8, 2019
Amid national and state increases, Newark’s graduation rate dropped in 2018
The district’s on-time graduation rate was 75.7 percent last year, a nearly 3 percentage point decline from 2017.
March 1, 2019
Rise & Shine: Some Detroit schools will get repairs. Others will have to wait
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Graduating on time
February 28, 2019
More Michigan high school students are graduating on time, but are they ready for college?
Michigan's high school graduation rate continues to inch up slightly, but what does it really mean?
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