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Are High School Exit Exams An Unnecessary Barrier To Graduation?

Eight times Brandon Lewis has taken Florida's Algebra I end-of-course exam. And eight times he's failed it.
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The Forces Behind The Decline Of For-Profit Colleges

New regulations are scheduled to take effect July 1 — the latest in a series of challenges to the industry.
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The Truth Behind Your State's High School Grad Rate

Graduation rates are rising across the nation — but what's happening in your state? Explore our NPR Ed grad rate database.
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On Track To A 90 Percent Graduation Rate In Alabama

Computer-based instruction for dropouts is key to the state's high school strategy.
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In North Carolina, Cutting Diploma Requirements

A basic high school diploma with fewer credits is offered to struggling students.
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Graduation Coaches Help Georgia Students Cross The Finish Line

A state program is defunded, then revived at the district level.
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In Chicago, At-Risk Students Are Being Misclassified

Are students at alternative schools dropouts, or graduates? You do the math.
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Thousands Of High School Students Getting Lost In Texas

The state counts many, like Jaye McCurtain, as "leavers" instead of dropouts.
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In Oakland, Struggling For Years To Learn English

Long-term English language learners graduate high school at much lower rates than California's average.

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