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Elizabeth Molina Morgan: Latinos Need a Plan to Improve Graduation Rates

There are profound and positive changes taking place among Latinos in America today. We represent the fastest-growing and largest minority population in the country. Over the past decade the number of Latinos has increased nearly 50 percent in the United States with one in every four children in America being Latino.

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Lawmakers Consider Early Graduation Policies

Offering incentives to high school students to complete their courses early is an idea popping up around the country.
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Vermont Pushes to Get more Students to CollegeM

At 15, Terri-Ann Zweeres is getting a glimpse of what it takes to go to college. While other teens are in study hall, she and about 14 other Bellows Free Academy High School students take a class every three days at Community College of Vermont called introduction to college studies that’s intended to prepare them to go on to higher education.

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Ind. Schools Recognized for High Grad Rates

Several high schools in northeast Indiana were recognized by the Indiana Department of Education for having high non-waiver graduation rates or dramatically increasing the number of students graduating without waivers in the 2010-2011 school year.

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N.J. Senate Panel OKs Bill to Raise Dropout Age

A bill that would require students to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18 passed the Senate education committee, shortly after passing the Assembly education committee last week.

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Tough Tactics for Retention

Superintendent Jose M. Torres, Illinois School District U-46
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List of Schools Targeted by N.Y. City for Closing Is Up to 19

Three months into a federal grant program designed to improve some of the country’s lowest-performing schools, New York City’s Education Department has instead moved to close two troubled high schools and replace them with new schools.

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In Miami Big Expansion, Big Questions for Teach for America

In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami's gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran teachers have had difficulty: raising students' reading and math scores.

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Graduation Rates Slump Across Illinois

Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students were getting their diplomas. The school reported a 90.3 percent graduation rate in 2010.

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High School Dropout Rates for Minority and Poor Students Disproportionately High

Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should be changed, and how it can best serve students and teachers while improving the American education system.

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