‘Credit recovery programs’ and Nevada’s high school graduation rate

January 22, 2019 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Last year, Nevada boasted a nearly 81 percent high school graduation rate, the highest ever. That’s quite an accomplishment.

Unfortunately the shine is off the apple.

Just last month, local news outlets reported that Clark County School District’s rising graduation rate may be in part because of lower graduation standards. That includes Nevada’s current use of so-called “credit recovery” programs. As the co-authors of a new national report, we recently found that the enrollment of students in credit recovery programs in Nevada is particularly troubling.

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