Big improvement in high school graduation rates

High School Graduation Rate Climbs to Highest Point in 40 Years The annual Diplomas Count report, courtesy of the newspaper Education Week (EdWeek), was released yesterday, showing yet another steady increase in the national graduation rate over the past three years. EdWeek defines graduates as students who earn a standard diploma or better in four

Success story: From 53 percent to 83 percent

Seven years ago, the school board in Everett, Washington found out that their graduation rate was 53 percent. By using data to uncover students’ stumbling blocks, increasing (not decreasing!) the rigor curriculum, and supporting late graduates, they now have an on-time graduation rate of 83 percent and an extended (five-year) graduation rate of over 90

High school graduation rate highest in decades

This morning Education Week (EdWeek) released their annual Diploma Counts special edition, which showed that more students nationwide are graduating high school now than at any time since the 1980s. After seeing rates decline the previous two school years, graduation rates made significant gains over the past year. Rates not only rose overall but for