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High School Graduation Rates

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Public School Notebook Addresses Challenge Of Keeping Kids In School

The February issue of The Public School Notebook is devoted to the challenges educators face in keeping kids in school.

03/11/2014

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Making Up For Academic Failure

Street School, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been there helping vulnerable dropouts succeed academically.

08/28/2013

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K-12 And College Completion Rates Set Records

Record numbers of young adults are completing high school, going to and completing college, according to new data from the US Census Bureau.

12/12/2012

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Title IX Help For Pregnant Students

While access for schooling for pregnant teens has improved, latest data show that only half of teens who give birth graduate by 22. Title IX could lay the groundwork for change.

06/27/2012

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Getting To College

Of the 16,000 students who began high school at a traditional Philadelphia public or charter school in 2006, 36% didn’t earn a diploma, while 28% graduated but didn’t go on to college. Something needs to change.

05/30/2012

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High School, Only Shorter

In an increasing trend, Minnesota, Utah, South Dakota, and Idaho give scholarships as an incentive to accelerate high school diplomas, cutting public school costs; twenty-four other states allow various ways to finish early.

04/25/2012

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No Child Left Behind Revisited

A decade ago the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act was renamed No Child Left Behind. Looking back, well known educators share their perspectives in Education Week.

01/24/2012

Dropout Factories

High schools that have 60% or fewer 9th graders who don’t graduate four years later have been called “dropout factories.”

12/20/2010

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