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EVERY STUDENT COUNTS: Senator Tom Harkin and Representative Bobby Scott Introduce Legislation on High School Graduation Rates Article

March 23, 2009

In an effort to boost graduation rates in the United States, especially for the low-income and minority students who typically graduate at rates close to 50 percent, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Every Student Counts Act (ESCA) on March 17.

OBAMA OUTLINES EDUCATION AGENDA: President Calls for “World-Class Standards” and an End to the High School Dropout “Epidemic” Article

March 23, 2009

Saying that it was time to give all Americans a “complete and competitive education from cradle up through a career” and make America’s entire education system the “envy of the world,” President Barack Obama outlined a sweeping education reform agenda in a March 10 speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

FOREVER LINKED: Examining the Connection Between Exit Exams and Dropout Rates Article

October 21, 2002

In an Oct. 9 article for the New York Times, Richard Rothstein argues that the country has been so focused on raising standards and improving test scores that it has ignored a 4 percent increase in the high school dropout rate from 26 percent in 1990 to 30 percent in 2000.

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