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'paddle like the devil'
November 5, 2018
Why Indiana’s Superintendent of the Year says his leadership is inspired by ducks
Wayne Township's Jeff Butts, Indiana’s 2019 Superintendent of the Year, talks about how the district raised low graduation rates and why he saves paperwork for later.
October 1, 2018
Tennessee’s 2018 graduation rate is steady at 89 percent. See how your school did.
Just over 89 percent of Tennessee’s public high school students graduated on time in 2018, maintaining the state’s record-high rate from last year.
lists on lists
September 21, 2018
Tennessee just released its list of top-performing schools. Is your school on it?
More than 300 schools in 85 districts were honored by Tennessee on Friday as the state released its list of “reward” schools.
exceptions to the rule
April 19, 2018
The highs and lows of Colorado education are spotlighted in ‘The Outliers’
A new report from the Denver-based education reform advocacy group A Plus Colorado examines both exemplary and struggling districts.
Updated February 7, 2018
New York’s graduation rates are up. Does that mean students are learning more?
Do increasing graduation rates mean more students are performing higher-level work? It's a complicated question.
An education U-turn
June 21, 2017
Do struggling schools in New York City’s Renewal turnaround program outperform those left out? A new analysis suggests no
“The scale of resources for the system to intervene in poverty is a very hard thing to do and it’s likely you won’t soon see the results you want.”
March 2, 2017
How well are English Language Learners doing in NYC schools? That depends on the stats you consider
A new report suggests that tracking grad rates of former English learners, as well as those who take longer to graduate, offers a clearer picture.
February 17, 2017
This Harlem school has one of the highest dropout rates in New York City. Meet the principal working to turn it around.
Twenty-eight percent of the ninth-graders who started in 2012 dropped out at some point during their high school careers.
Upon further review
February 16, 2017
McQueen defends graduation statistic, acknowledges missteps in communication
Tennessee's education commissioner reports now that 22 percent of graduates, not 33 percent as originally thought, did not meet state requirements.
February 15, 2017
That stunning statistic about a third of Tennessee graduates not meeting requirements? It’s not true
Superintendents are questioning the state's data that concluded a third of graduates received a diploma without meeting state requirements.
February 10, 2017
As dropout rate hits record low in New York City, these schools struggle to hang on to students
At 22 high schools, at least one in four students who started in fall 2012 had dropped out four years later.
getting to graduation
February 10, 2017
New York City’s graduation rate continues climb, but a larger share of English learners are dropping out
It's good news for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is seeking re-election this year.
January 27, 2017
One in three Tennessee graduates shouldn’t have received high school diploma, state says
The finding comes out of the State Department of Education's first examination of high school graduation data.
November 15, 2016
More students passing New York state algebra exam, after outcry sparked by previous year’s test results
Seventy-two percent of students passed Algebra I in 2015-16, according to data released by the State Education Department on Monday.
Pomp and Circumstance
October 17, 2016
The U.S. graduation rate is at an all time high. But Colorado’s rate still lags far behind.
A Colorado education official suggested uneven graduation requirements and high student mobility rates don't mix.
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