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ERIC Number: ED563785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-10
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Progress Is No Accident: Why ESEA Can't Backtrack on High School Graduation Rates
Alliance for Excellent Education
In conjunction with the White House Next Gen High School Summit on November 10, a new report finds that the number of high school dropouts decreased from 1 million in 2008 to approximately 750,000 in 2012. The report, released by the Alliance for Excellent Education, America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and Everyone Graduates Center, also finds that there is much work yet to be done, with 1,235 high schools failing to graduate one-third or more of their students. "Progress Is No Accident: Why ESEA Can't Backtrack on High School Graduation Rates" credits the improvement in high school graduation rates to state and local on-the-ground efforts, as well as federal requirements issued in 2008 and 2011 targeted at the dropout crisis--the same requirements that are absent from current efforts to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind Act. A table of Nongraduates in the United States (2014), State by State is appended.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education; America's Promise Alliance; Civic Enterprises; Johns Hopkins University, Everyone Graduates Center
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001