The Answer Sheet: graduation rates


Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013

New York's graduation gap widens

What' the data really shows about New York's graduation gap.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Graduation Rates, What Officials Didn't Say

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 06/06/2013

U.S. high school graduation rate sees big minority gains — analysis

The U.S. rate hits nearly 75 percent, the highest since 1973, according to an Edweek analysis.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:52 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County Tops the List, Graduation Rates

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Auburn football team champs on field but not in graduation rates

Auburn University’s football team won the national collegiate football championship but the Tigers aren’t exactly champs when it comes to graduation rates.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:25 AM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports | Tags:  auburn, auburn beats university of oregon, auburn national champs, auburn no. 1, bowl championship, bowl champs, football and graduation rates, national champs, ncaa

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Report: Number of 'dropout factories' declines

A new report says that the number of high school "dropout factories" declined in the last decade.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:01 AM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research | Tags:  america's promise, bilding a grad nation, dropout factories, dropout factory, graduation rates

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Why so many bright kids fail to launch in college

Nationwide, there is a large and growing group of bright kids whose brains aren’t wired right for a demanding college routine. The strategies and supports that worked in high school when they were living at home are not adequate to the new demands that college places on the executive functions of the brain.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education, Higher Education | Tags:  SAT scores, add, adhd, college dropouts, college freshmen, college graduation, college work, executive functioning, graduation rates, high school, higher education, landmark college, learning disabilities

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Jill Biden, Obama host summit on community colleges

Jill Biden, a longtime community college instructor who happens to be the country's Second Lady, hosts the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges today.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:45 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges | Tags:  community college summit, community colleges, dropout rates, graduation rates, jill biden, obama, president obama, white house summit

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/23/2010

NFL draft: Top schools and their graduation rates

With the NFL draft underway, here's a look at the schools that have had the most players drafted over the years-- and each team's graduation rates. Some of them are well below 50 percent.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, Sports | Tags:  NCAA, NFL and drafted players and schools, NFL draft, Ohio state and graduation rate, UCLA and graduation rate, University of Miami and graduation rate, football team graduation rates, graduation rates, higher education, schools with the most drafted players

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 01/07/2010

Sheepskin vs. Pigskin

Here’s another way of looking at schools with big-time football programs: How well the institution does in graduating its students--regardless of race or ethnicity. That’s what the non-profit Education Trust did and found some mixed results among football powers. For example, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats went undefeated in the regular season, and took the field at the Allstate Sugar Bowl ranked third overall in the Bowl Championship Series standings. But the school doesn't do so well with its graduation rates. An interactive tool called College Results Online lets you look up graduation rates at schools across the country.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 PM ET, 01/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  graduation rates, higher education