This report shows that recent progress in holding schools accountable for how many students they graduate from high school may be slowed in some states.
Waiving Away High School Graduation Rate Accountability Report/Fact SheetJanuary 10, 2012
In November 2011, eleven states submitted applications to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for waivers from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act
Digital Learning and Technology: Federal Policy Recommendations to Seize the Opportunity—and Promising Practices That Inspire Them Report/Fact SheetAugust 12, 2011
Technology and digital learning provide innovative opportunities to improve education, personalize learning for each student, and have better student achievement.
Overlooked and Underpaid: How Title I Shortchanges High Schools, and What ESEA Can Do About It Report/Fact SheetJune 23, 2011
This paper summarizes the ways in which high schools are overlooked within Title I policy.
Title I and High Schools: Addressing the Needs of Disadvantaged Students at All Grade Levels Report/Fact SheetJune 23, 2011
This paper explains in detail the process in which states, districts, and schools receive Title I funding, and discusses the low level of support that high schools receive from Title I.
Transforming High Schools: Performance Systems for Powerful Teaching Report/Fact SheetFebruary 08, 2011
This brief provides several recommendations for federal and state policymakers to support educator development in high schools.
Bipartisan National Public Opinion Poll on the Need for Immediate Education Reform Report/Fact SheetJuly 13, 2010
Improving the quality of public high schools through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a voting issue for over eight in ten voters.
Don’t Leave Accountability Behind: A Call for ESEA Reauthorization Report/Fact SheetMarch 01, 2010
This report describes four distinct reasons ESEA reauthorization is necessary to support long-term reform and ensure strong accountability for student outcomes and improvement.
Every Student Counts: The Role of Federal Policy in Improving Graduation Rate Accountability Report/Fact SheetMarch 16, 2009
As the poor performance of U.S. high schools has been acknowledged and come to the forefront of education policy debates over the past several years, so too has a recognition of the need to improve graduation rate calculations and accountability for increasing those rates.