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Meeting the Nation’s Graduation Challenge

Meeting the Nation’s Graduation Challenge

Making Graduation Count Congressional Briefing  |  March 2009


How Close is the Nation to Graduating All its High School Students?

  • Nation’s Graduation Rate is currently about 74%
  • Currently there is about a 20 point gap between White Students (80%) and African American and Latino Students (60%)
  • Need to say “about” because still do not have common and uniform way to measure graduation rates across states, school districts and schools
  • Only about 20 states are currently using accurate graduation rates-2008 Dept. of Ed regulations asks for all states to comply by 2012
Download the Presentation

Download the full presentation, a powerpoint, available here in pdf.

See Testimony transcript from May 2009, available here in pdf.

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