Behind the Nation's Record-Setting High School Graduation Rate

GradNation webinar sheds light on the latest national and state high school graduation rate data.

Behind the Nation's Record-Setting High School
Graduation Rate

Thursday, January 21, 2016

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (ET)

On Jan. 21, the GradNation campaign released new state data and, for the first time, state progress reports on 2013-14 high school graduation rates.
Expert speakers and co-authors of the Data Brief – Jennifer DePaoli, senior education advisor, Civic Enterprises, and Robert Balfanz, director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education – shared what’s behind the new numbers.
The webinar was moderated by Tanya Tucker, vice president of alliance engagement, America's Promise Alliance.
Topics included:  
  • State leaders and laggards
  • New data on graduation gaps
  • Update on the number of dropout factories around the country
  • Status of key subgroups, particularly low-income students, students with disabilities, students of color and English-Language Learners 

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The 2016 Building a Grad Nation Data Brief is presented by sponsor AT&T.