STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Spotlighting Governors’ Speeches in Alaska, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, and New Mexico ArticleFebruary 11, 2013
In his state of the state address on January 16, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell (R) set a goal of raising Alaska’s high school graduation rate from under 70 percent—where it stands now—to 90 percent by 2020.
On January 22, the U.S. Department of Education released new data showing that the nation’s high school graduation rate rose 2.7 percentage points to 78.2 percent, the highest level in more than three decades based on a measurement called Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR).
CONDITION OF EDUCATION 2012: Report Includes Special Focus on High Schools, Finds that One-Quarter of High Schools Are “Low-Retention” ArticleMay 29, 2012
In addition to summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data, The Condition of Education 2012, issued annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), includes a special section that provides a closer look at high schools in the United States over the past twenty years.
As Congress continues to work on a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), twenty-six new states and the District of Columbia (DC) formally submitted requests to the U.S. Department of Education for waivers from key provisions of NCLB on February 29.
Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, NCLB Waivers, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Teachers and School Leaders, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
STATE OF THE UNION: Obama Calls for Mandatory School Attendance Until Age Eighteen, Focuses on Importance of Education for “Jobs of Tomorrow” ArticleFebruary 06, 2012
During his State of the Union address on January 24, President Obama stressed the importance of education in driving the U.S. economy and called on states to require that all students stay in high school until they graduate or turn eighteen.