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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

Superintendent moves from good to great in Tennessee

By setting a clear vision, Superintendent Jim McIntyre has made his mark at Knox County Schools
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In the nation's fifth biggest education spender, 1 in 5 Wyoming students will not graduate

Since 2001, the state's four-year high school graduation rate has hovered at around 80 percent, according to the Wyoming Department of Education.

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D.C. Public Schools creates 9th grade academies at nine schools

D.C. Public Schools creating a new ninth-grade “academy” for first-time incoming 9th graders at nine schools that’s intended to help the students graduate.

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The real work lies ahead after high school graduation

My daughter acknowledged that – for her – earning a high school diploma meant she didn't drop out or flunk out. The real work lies ahead.

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