PUBLIC SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AND DROPOUTS: NCES Report Pegs National Graduation Rate at 75.5 Percent for 2008–09 School Year ArticleMay 17, 2011
The estimated national high school graduation rate for the 2008–09 school year was 75.5 percent, up from 74.7 the year before.
ON ANNIVERSARY OF BROWN VERSUS BOARD OF EDUCATION, PROVIDING TRUE EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY FOR ALL STUDENTS IS AN ECONOMIC NECESSICITY FOR THE NATION, NEW ALLIANCE STUDY FINDS ArticleMay 17, 2011
DOUBLE JEOPARDY: New Report Examines the Impact that Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Have on High School Graduation Rates ArticleApril 18, 2011
Students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers.
EVERY STUDENT COUNTS: Senator Harkin and Representative Scott Introduce Legislation to Establish Common Formula for High School Graduation Rates and Set 90 Percent Graduation Rate Goal ArticleApril 18, 2011
On April 7, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the Every Student Counts Act (ESCA).
BUILDING A GRAD NATION: New Report Finds a 6.4 Percent Decrease in the Number of “Dropout Factories” ArticleApril 05, 2011
Between 2008 and 2009, the number of high schools graduating less than 60 percent of their students decreased by 112 schools, or 6.4 percent.
PROJECTIONS OF EDUCATION STATISTICS: Number of Hispanic and Asian Graduates Expected to Significantly Increase Over the Next Decade ArticleMarch 22, 2011
Although only a slight increase is expected in the overall number of high school graduates over the next few years, much larger increases are expected for Hispanic and Asian student.
TALKIN’ TURNAROUND: Joined by Former Governor Jeb Bush, Obama Highlights Need to Reform Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools ArticleMarch 07, 2011
On March 4, accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R), President Obama visited Miami Central High School in Miami, Florida, to talk about turning around the nation’s lowest-performing schools.
IMPLEMENTING GRADUATION COUNTS: NGA Report Finds Forty-Eight States on Track to Use a Common Formula to Report High School Graduation Rates for Class of 2011 ArticleJanuary 10, 2011
Forty-eight states are on track to report high school graduation rates for the Class of 2011 using a common formula, according to a recent report from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).