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More Indiana Students Graduating High School Without Waivers

Indiana's graduation rate has ticked up 10 points in the past five years.

Though the state’s overall graduation rate was virtually unchanged between 2012 and 2013, the non-waiver graduation rate increased about one percent in 2012 — up to 81.7 percent from 80.5 percent. That means more students are meeting all of the requirements for graduation, such as passing statewide math and English language arts tests.

While Few Students Drop Out, Indiana's Graduation Rate Slightly Lags Nation

A map from the U.S. Department of Education: "The average freshman graduation rate for public high school students, 2009-10."

78.2 percent of American high school students graduated on time in the 2009-10 school year, which the U.S. Department of Education says marks the highest point in the nation’s graduation rate since 1974. While Indiana’s method for calculating high school graduation rates differs from the federal government’s, the numbers released this week shows Indiana’s graduation rate at [...]

Want More Students To Graduate? Don't Tell Them To Go To College, Bennett Says

State Superintendent Tony Bennett was in Greenfield this week discussing drop out rates with the Hancock County Graduation Task Force. His message? Not all students go to college, so stop teaching like they will. Bennett’s remarks echo what Washington Post columnist Robert J. Sampson wrote earlier this week about the usefulness of a college degree: [...]

The Difference Waivers Make In Indiana's Graduation Rates

More than 85 percent of Indiana students graduated from high school at the end of last school year — a new record that represents the fifth straight year of increases. But that doesn’t mean all of them passed the state tests they’re supposed to pass in order to earn their diploma.

The Four Major Education Themes in Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

This is a guest post from Molly Bloom, a reporter for our sister site, StateImpact Ohio. The post originally appeared here. Education came second only to Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! in President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union remarks Tuesday night. Making college less expensive for students continues to be a key talking point for the Obama administration. In the State of the [...]

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