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High School Graduation Requirements

U.S. Public High Schools Reach A Major Milestone

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks...

Why Some Americans Are Rushing To Take The GED

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who passed part, but not all, of the GED test are rushing to finish the high school equivalency exam ...

Texas Turns Back the Clock?

Kati Haycock | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

Texans realized early on that for their kids to compete against students from Beijing and Bangalore, they needed to take rigorous classes in high school. However, after several years of steady progress, state lawmakers are poised to gut what Texas got right before anybody else.

Idaho Board Of Education Repeals Online Graduation Requirement

Posted 01.19.2013 | Education

The Idaho Board of Education repealed Monday a pending policy that would have required this year's ninth graders -- and classes in years following -- ...

Civics Education Testing Only Required In 9 States For High School Graduation

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

A study by the Center for Information and Research on Civil Learning & Engagement at Tufts University has found that most states do not emphasize civi...

Report Highlights States' Efforts To Ensure College- And Career-Readiness

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

For its seventh annual “Closing the Expectations Gap” report, Achieve surveyed all 50 states and the District of Columbia about their college- and...

Stop Hating, Start Teaching

Lori Ungemah | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Let me explain a few things to those of you, in higher education and in general, who believe high school teachers don't teach.

Four High School Students Talk Obstacles To Graduation Day

| Posted 01.28.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

State's Students Must Take Online Courses To Graduate

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

BOISE, Idaho — Education officials on Thursday gave final approval to a plan that makes Idaho the first state in the nation to require high scho...

Cutting Electives From High School Grad Requirements Will Have Big Impact

MercuryNews.com | Sharon Noguchi | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

It's hailed by some as a way to cut California's 18 percent dropout rate, and condemned by others as the beginning of a two-tier education system that...