Archive for June 12th, 2010

Comprehensive Study Of Status Of High School Graduation

June 12th, 2010

 

One of the main reasons students do not go to college is that they never graduate from high school.  Diplomas Count 2010 by Education Week explores the graduation-rate challenges facing many students and districts and looks at how schools are using data to help students finish high school and earn diplomas. The report shows that the national graduation rate stands at 68.8% for the class of 2007, with persistent graduation gaps between students in different demographic groups. The report provides state profiles featuring data on graduation rates and requirements, definitions of college readiness and high school exit exams. (Education Week, premium article access compliments of edweek.org, 06/08/10)