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See How Your NYC High School Graduation Rate Stacks Up

Monday, December 22, 2014

The 2014 New York City high school graduation rates are out. Now you can browse the data school by school.
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City: Grad Rates Show More Students Staying in School

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New York City's Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky talks with WNYC about the trends in the high school graduation rates, and how increased standards will affect graduation numbers going forward. Listen to the full interview here.

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Bloomberg Defends Lower Graduation Rates

Monday, June 17, 2013

After seeing high school graduation rates improve under his watch, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the slight decline on Monday as a sign that the city is holding steady despite the state's tougher graduation standards.

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City Grad Rates Drop Slightly to 60.4 Percent

Monday, June 17, 2013

High school graduation rates for 2012 mostly remained flat for New York State, which education officials said should be considered a success given that most graduating seniors last year no longer could receive a Local diploma, and had to meet the Regents diploma standards instead. For New York City, the 2012 overall graduation rate dipped slightly to 60.4 percent from 60.9 percent in 2011 among those graduating in June while the numbers are slightly higher for those graduating in August of last year.

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Now's A Good Time to Finish Your G.E.D.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A new campaign is underway to help those who have started the G.E.D. process to complete it before January when a new exam, aligned to Common Core standards, will replace the current five-part high school equivalency test.

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Tackling the Harder Climb to Higher Education

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The same day the city unveiled a web-based college assistance site, two experts on access to higher education explore some of the issues low-income and first-generation college students face. It's one thing to get into college; it's another to pay for it or make it to graduation.

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Ten Schools Where Graduation Rates Don't Equal "College Ready"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Now that the city is measuring how well high schools prepare their students for college, the data reveals some schools post high graduation rates but very low college readiness rates. SchoolBook charted the 10 schools with the biggest gaps and found the difference between a graduation rate and a college readiness rate could be larger than 70 percentage points. But officials insist that doesn't mean the schools aren't serving their students.

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A Student Gives Thanks for Graduating High School

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

SchoolBook wishes its readers and listeners a Happy Thanksgiving. The site will be dark Thursday through the weekend. During the holiday, take a moment to share this story from a recent high school graduate who almost didn't make it through tenth grade. He makes a point of thanking one teacher, and his mom.

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Public Media Takes On Dropout Crisis

Monday, September 24, 2012

More than 100 public television stations broadcasted a seven-hour telethon on Saturday to draw attention to the nation’s high school dropout crisis. It was just one piece of a larger "American Graduate" initiative.

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Still in Middle School at 17, and Out of Hope

Monday, March 19, 2012

For Laura Klein, a middle-school teacher and regular SchoolBook contributor, the tragedy of Kiara was not just that she was 17 and still in the eighth grade. The tragedy was that she was giving up on herself at such a young age.

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Nine Schools Cited for Exam and Credit Irregularities

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The City Education Department has called for investigations into nine high schools for irregularities in the way the schools scored examinations or awarded credits, and has identified hundreds of students in the city who were allowed to graduate without meeting basic requirements.

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Of Parrots, Paras and Time

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A principal considers a conundrum in education today: That even as more schools are expected to try to put children with all different abilities into an "integrated'' classroom, and teachers are expected to understand that all children learn in different ways, schools still expect all children to reach the same academic goals in the same time frame.

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Peeling Back Layers of Ethnicity to Learn More About Students

Friday, December 09, 2011

When the city and the state report high school graduation rates, they do not include any breakdowns for immigrant groups. Maybe it is time they did, a high school principal says.

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City Targets Jane Addams High for Closing

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Staff members at Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers, a large high school in the South Bronx near Yankee Stadium, received news that the Department of Education planned to phase out the school for poor performance, pending a vote by the Panel for Educational Policy.

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Jane Addams H.S. Students Fear They Lack Credits to Graduate

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The chances that a student at the Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers would cross the finish line to graduation in four years were already poor, but seniors said they have now been told of a new obstacle: a credit problem that could cost some of them their diplomas in June.

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Jane Addams High School Accused of Credit-Switching

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Teachers and staff at Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers in the South Bronx told The Daily News that for the last few years, students who took courses in cosmetology were given credit for chemistry and students who took a tourism course were given credit for geography, among other credit switches listed on a “Dual Credited Course Table" that was given to teachers. The Department of Education is investigating.

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Cypress Hills Students Say: 'Give Us Time'

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cypress Hills College Prep is one of four small schools inside the campus of Franklin K. Lane, a large failing high that is being phased out gradually by the city. But the prep school created under the Bloomberg administration is now on a list of struggling schools the city may opt to phase out starting next fall.

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At Most High Schools, Fewer Than Half of Graduates Are Ready for College

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In 299 of the city high schools that received progress reports this week, the college readiness rate was less than half the graduation rate, according to the city's analysis. Here's a list of city high schools that graduated more than 80 percent of their eligible students, but where less than 20 percent were ready for college, according to their progress reports for the 2010-11 school year.

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Three of Four Students Not Prepared for College, City Says

Monday, October 24, 2011

Concerns that higher graduation rates in city schools did not reflect college preparedness were born out in the city's own analysis of high schools, with a finding that most graduates cannot do college-level work. Meanwhile, the percentage of city schools that received A's and B's on their progress reports this year dropped to a 64 percent from 68 percent, a change city officials attributed to toughened graduation requirements.

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Figuring Out Technology, Homework and College Readiness

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Silicon Valley school where computers are taboo, and a new way to use technology to help people with autism communicate. A drive at the city's elite schools to provide homework holidays, and concerns that city high school graduates are not doing enough work to help them succeed in college. These were some of the educational issues in the news this weekend.

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