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February 11, 2019
With more pathways to a high school diploma, New York education officials wonder about student success after graduation
Now, some Regents are wondering whether the pathways are actually helping students stay successful after they turn their tassels, and if these alternative routes are accessible for all students.
behind the budget
February 10, 2019
Budget dance among items on New York Regents to-do list this week
Budget talks, graduation rates and struggling schools are on the agenda Monday for state education policymakers.
getting to graduation
February 6, 2019
NYC’s graduation rate went up in 2018. But the gain may have little to do with student learning.
Most of the increase in graduation rates last year was caused by students taking advantage of new graduation pathways, according to a Chalkbeat analysis of city data.
January 30, 2019
What is your New York City school’s 2018 graduation rate? Find it here.
New York City’s graduation rates continued to tick up, reaching nearly 76 percent last year, education officials said Wednesday. City…
getting to graduation
New York City graduation rate ticks up to 76 percent in 2018
City graduation rates, which includes students who entered high school in 2014 and graduated by August 2018, improved at a higher rate than the state overall, which rose from 80.2 to 80.4 percent.
'paddle like the devil'
November 5, 2018
Why Indiana’s Superintendent of the Year says his leadership is inspired by ducks
Wayne Township's Jeff Butts, Indiana’s 2019 Superintendent of the Year, talks about how the district raised low graduation rates and why he saves paperwork for later.
October 1, 2018
Tennessee’s 2018 graduation rate is steady at 89 percent. See how your school did.
Just over 89 percent of Tennessee’s public high school students graduated on time in 2018, maintaining the state’s record-high rate from last year.
lists on lists
September 21, 2018
Tennessee just released its list of top-performing schools. Is your school on it?
More than 300 schools in 85 districts were honored by Tennessee on Friday as the state released its list of “reward” schools.
exceptions to the rule
April 19, 2018
The highs and lows of Colorado education are spotlighted in ‘The Outliers’
A new report from the Denver-based education reform advocacy group A Plus Colorado examines both exemplary and struggling districts.
Updated February 7, 2018
New York’s graduation rates are up. Does that mean students are learning more?
Do increasing graduation rates mean more students are performing higher-level work? It's a complicated question.
An education U-turn
June 21, 2017
Do struggling schools in New York City’s Renewal turnaround program outperform those left out? A new analysis suggests no
“The scale of resources for the system to intervene in poverty is a very hard thing to do and it’s likely you won’t soon see the results you want.”
March 2, 2017
How well are English Language Learners doing in NYC schools? That depends on the stats you consider
A new report suggests that tracking grad rates of former English learners, as well as those who take longer to graduate, offers a clearer picture.
February 17, 2017
This Harlem school has one of the highest dropout rates in New York City. Meet the principal working to turn it around.
Twenty-eight percent of the ninth-graders who started in 2012 dropped out at some point during their high school careers.
Upon further review
February 16, 2017
McQueen defends graduation statistic, acknowledges missteps in communication
Tennessee's education commissioner reports now that 22 percent of graduates, not 33 percent as originally thought, did not meet state requirements.
February 15, 2017
That stunning statistic about a third of Tennessee graduates not meeting requirements? It’s not true
Superintendents are questioning the state's data that concluded a third of graduates received a diploma without meeting state requirements.
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