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Credit recovery boosts graduation rate

When S. Dallas Dance became superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools in 2012, the district’s graduation rate for its 24 high schools stood at nearly 84 percent, four points above the national average. But that encouraging number masked the disparity between schools with graduation rates above 95 percent and as low as 70 percent.

Graduation rates up, but more work needed to prevent dropouts

Graduation rates reach historic high but report also sites factors in why students leave school

S. Dallas Dance appointed to federal commission on African American education

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reaches nearly $68 million contract agreement with school safety agents

Superintendent starts school on time despite local shooting of unarmed teen

Los Angeles USD Superintendent John Deasy to focus on boosting graduation rates

Leading a school district turnaround in Massachusetts

Pia Durkin’s urban ed experience and special ed skills move mountains

High school graduation rates by state

The U.S. Department of Education has released four-year high school graduation rates for the 2010-2011 school year. There were no states with graduation rates at 100 percent, or any with rates in the '90s. Iowa had the highest graduation rate at 88 percent, followed by Wisconsin and Vermont at 87 percent. Washington, D.C. had the lowest with 59 percent.

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Graduation rate focus brings education gains for Colorado's minorities

Colorado no longer has the largest gaps in the nation in college graduation rates between black and white residents and both Latino and black adults saw high school graduation gaps narrow to their lowest levels in decades.

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Will new technology save education in South Carolina?

Two of South Carolina’s poorest school districts have teamed-up with Furman University to offer high school students a new way to master their three R’s. And as they do, Furman educators plan to use the schools as models to turn around the state’s bottom-dwelling public education system, ranked 47th worst in the nation in high school graduations and, according to one national survey, dead last in student performance.

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Remedial reform moves to high schools

School districts try to increase chances that graduates will finish college

Many parents think students get right amount of homework

Parents said 96 percent of students did homework and 86 percent of those students had a designated place to do their work

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