The 2016 Building a Grad Nation report is the seventh annual update on the challenges states and school districts encounter in their efforts to increase high school graduation rates to 90% by 2020. To stay on track to reach that goal, the national graduation rate needs to increase by 1.3 percentage points annually. The year 2014 is the first year that the rate fell short, increasing just .9%. … [Read more...] about Will High School Graduation Rates Reach 90% by 2020?
“Kentucky is a state with rates of poverty that exceed the nation’s, but with graduation rates for low-income students that are its envy,” writes John M. Bridgeland, president and CEO of Civic Enterprises, and Robert Balfanz, director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, in the foreword of a new study. … [Read more...] about Kentucky Narrows Graduation Gap Between Low- and High-Income Students