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Effects Of National Dropout 'Crisis' Muted In Indiana

The nearly 1 million U.S. students who dropped out of school in 2010, including 4,100 in Indiana, face higher unemployment rates and higher risk of substance abuse and suicide, NPR is reporting in a special series this week. While Indiana’s dropout rate has dropped since 2006, NPR says the national numbers are much more stark.

Indiana Graduation Rates Barely Changed Since 1997

According to a neat little app on Education Week’s website, Indiana’s graduation rate has hovered within two or three percent of 70% for nearly ten years. Actually, Education Week’s numbers come from their own research arm; Editorial Projects in Education. According to the Indiana Department of Education, the state has made enormous strides in the last [...]

Dollars for Diplomas: State Pays For Grad Rate Increases

We’ve heard of ‘pay for grades.’ Now, Indiana pays for grads. State superintendent Tony Bennett announced Wednesday the Indiana Department of Education would give cash awards to the twelve Indiana high schools that showed the greatest jump in their graduation rates (find which ones below the jump). While four of the recipients posted 2010 graduation [...]

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