Behind the Nation's Record-Setting High School Graduation Rate
January 21, 2016
GradNation webinar sheds light on the latest national and state high school graduation rate data.
Behind the Nation's Record-Setting High School
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.
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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