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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.
On the uptick
October 11, 2016
Greater Memphis gets encouraging report on student graduation rates
Graduation rates for most Memphis-area schools climbed in 2015-16, with the city’s largest district enjoying an increase of almost 4 percent to 78.7 percent.
April 6, 2016
Study: Charter high school students face brighter long-term outcomes
Charter high school students are more likely to graduate, attend college and earn more as working adults than their traditional school counterparts, a new study says.
Getting the diploma
January 21, 2016
After years of progress, Colorado school dropout rates take a (very slight) turn for the worse
Colorado's dropout rate inched up for the first time in eight years, while high school graduation rates stayed the same.
By the numbers
January 11, 2016
New York City’s graduation rate hits 70 percent for first time
Since 2005, the city's graduation rate has improved by 24 points, though black and Hispanic students still lag far behind their white and Asian counterparts.
December 1, 2015
Report on black students finds ‘jaw-dropping’ gap between graduation rate and college readiness in Tennessee
A new report on opportunities for the nation’s African-American students lists Tennessee among the top five states for graduating its black students, but among the…
October 21, 2015
Rise & Shine: Tennessee's Common Core replacement standards debut, with positive feedback and lack of politics
July 16, 2015
Memphis high school students get taste of college life through Summer Institutes
GRAD Academy Memphis partners with two Memphis universities this summer in an effort to prepare and encourage students to graduate and continue their studies at college.
April 23, 2015
Indiana kids learning English are getting less funding, more testing
More than 15 years of steep growth in the number of English language learners in Indiana schools might require a reconsideration of funding and accountability policies.
getting to graduation
December 18, 2014
City’s June graduation rate jumps nearly three points, outpacing state
New York City’s four-year June graduation rate jumped nearly three points to 64.2 percent this year -- the largest uptick in several years -- while its share of dropouts fell and the achievement gap between different student groups narrowed.
July 14, 2014
Find how many of your school's graduates failed state tests
Statewide about a third of schools used waivers to help at least 10 percent of their students graduate.
July 3, 2014
New report describes recipe for deputy chancellor’s success as Telecommunication principal
When Chancellor Carmen Fariña, a longtime teacher and principal of younger students, acknowledged her limited secondary-school cred in a February interview with Chalkbeat, she pointed to…
By the numbers
June 23, 2014
Four things to look for in Monday’s graduation rate announcement
The state’s announcement will include additional insights about the city’s ability to push its high school students past the finish line. Namely, it will include all-important college and career readiness rates.
April 24, 2014
Report: Childrens’ lives and school work got better, but disparities remain
The 2013 report from a central Indiana group that studies child welfare statistics shows modest improvement in the education outcomes and home lives of children…
January 23, 2014
Find your school’s 2013 graduation rate
Colorado's on-time graduation rate continued its slow increase this year. To find out how your school fared, search our database.
June 17, 2013
And here’s the grad rate data the city wants you to see
Link: And here’s the grad rate data the city wants you to see Among the points that the Department of Education is emphasizing: Graduation…
June 17, 2013
All the graduation rate facts and figures you could ever want
Link: All the graduation rate facts and figures you could ever want Via a detailed PowerPoint presentation compiled by the State Education Department. …
June 17, 2013
Every city high school’s graduation rate, charted over time
June 17, 2013
State releases 2012 high school graduation rates
New York City’s four-year graduation rate fell slightly last year, from 60.9 percent to 60.4 percent, State Education Commissioner John King announced this morning in…
January 24, 2013
State’s four-year grad rate inches up
Colorado's four-year graduation rate crept up 1.5 percentage points to 75.4 percent for the class of 2012, according to new data.
April 17, 2012
Colorado business leaders come together for Job One
Find out what Colorado's business and higher ed leaders have to say about the importance of quality early childhood education and access to college in this story reflecting one stop on the EducationNation tour.
April 6, 2012
Find your district's high school graduates
Search our database to see how many of your district's graduates went to college in Colorado, out of state - or not at all. Today is College Friday, after all. Time to don your alma mater's cap, T-shirt, or sweatshirt with pride.
March 23, 2012
This week's teaching & learning tidbits
Measure would encourage some kids to be held back a grade - TED offers free video lessons for high school and college students - U.S. graduation rate rises slightly, report finds - Exploring the link between reading level and dropout rates - DPS might have to pay to create jobs for pink-slipped teachers - Boulder Valley homeschool program moving forward.
January 21, 2012
Find your school's four-year graduation rate
Colorado's four-year graduation rate increased slightly in 2011, up to 73.9 percent, state officials announced Friday, though the data shows little progress in some areas, including the long-running gender gap. Find your school's grad rate in this interactive database, courtesy EdNews Colorado.
January 20, 2012
Colorado's grad rate rises slightly in 2011
Colorado's four-year graduation rate increased slightly with the Class of 2011, up to 73.9 percent, according to data released today by the state Department of Education. In raw numbers, 702 more students graduated in 2011 than in 2010.
June 15, 2011
Denver, Jeffco a study in grad rate contrasts
Colorado’s two largest school districts are near opposite ends of the spectrum in a report comparing “expected” high school graduation rates and actual rates in the nation’s 50 largest school districts.
February 10, 2011
Find your school’s new “on-time” grad rate
State officials this week released new four-year graduation rates for Colorado high schools, using a formula now required under federal law. Click in the search boxes to see the new – and old – rates for your school and district in 2009 and 2010.
December 17, 2009
DPS graduation, college-going rates rise
More Denver Public Schools students are graduating from high school and going to college, according to figures released Thursday about the Class of 2009.
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