High School Graduation Rates
While our on-time graduation rate has risen to an historic high of 80%, for those with impairments there is a 62% completion rate, with those from low income families less likely to make it.
Philadelphia lags about 15 percentage points behind the national average in the rate of high school graduation.
The February issue of The Public School Notebook is devoted to the challenges educators face in keeping kids in school.
Street School, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been there helping vulnerable dropouts succeed academically.
Record numbers of young adults are completing high school, going to and completing college, according to new data from the US Census Bureau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High schools that have 60% or fewer 9th graders who don’t graduate four years later have been called “dropout factories.”