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Pittsburgh Promise's Annual Report Shows Higher Graduation Rates

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -The Pittsburgh Promise has helped hundreds of local students go to college.

Today, an annual report on the program was released to the community. 381 more words

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Why Colleges Don't Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates

This fall, President Obama will release a college-rating system that is likely to include graduation rates as a key measure of institutional success. That worries colleges, which have long complained that the official government figures leave out many successful graduates.

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Parent alert: Millions start college but don’t finish (Examiner)

Over the past two decades, more than 31 million students started college but failed to graduate according to Signature Report 7 from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center in conjunction with the University of Indiana’s Project on Academic Success.

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Deal, Woods both back changes to state graduation requirements

Georgia’s high school graduation requirements — which include four credits of math, four of English and four in science — are among the toughest in the country. 605 more words

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Most College Students are Non-Traditional

What do you think of when you think about a college student?  Many would think of the traditional student that goes directly from high school to college, attends full-time for four to six years and then hopefully graduates. 691 more words

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California is first in nation to limit 'willful defiance' suspensions

California has adopted a law that limits the way schools can cite called “willful defiance” for suspending and expelling students; the category has been used broadly to include behavior like interrupting class or speaking over the teacher. 76 more words

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We're Making Progress! Thanks to All of YOU Working on Student Success at UK

This just in from Dr. Bethany Miller, Director of Retention and Student Success:

The weeks prior to mid-term are critical to student success, and the immediate actions taken during this time will set a strong foundation for the entire year.  259 more words

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