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High requirements for math, science spur drop-out rate, say school officials

Marietta Schools Superintendent Emily Lembeck is asking lawmakers to modify Georgia’s graduation requirements for math and science to decrease the state drop-out rate.

Lembeck said Georgia’s requirements are stricter than many others in the country, noting a student can graduate in California with just Algebra, far from the four years of math required in Georgia. 922 more words

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New graduation rates on the rise

Georgia’s Graduation rate has increased this year for the third consecutive year. going from 71.8% in the year 2011 to 72.5 percent. To add to the change in numbers, GDOE (Georgia Department of Education) has calculated the graduation rate with a new formula. 282 more words

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Alabama high school graduation rate reaches record high

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The high school graduation rate for Alabama has reached an all time high for the state.

The Alabama State Department of Education announced the record high 86% rate Thursday afternoon. 176 more words

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Georgia's New Prison Education Initiatives

One credit shy of receiving a high school diploma, an inmate at Arrendale State Prison for women will soon be the first Georgia Department of Corrections inmate to graduate while incarcerated as part of a collaboration between the GDC and the Mountain Education Center Charter School. 277 more words

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A Walton's Plan to "Fix Public Education." Uh huh.

I used to shop at Walmart.

In September 2012, I couldn’t bring myself to do so anymore.

Several months prior, in April 2012, I began investigating the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) right around the time that  2,347 more words

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Graduate on Time: Few Students do, Costing them More

The New York Times covered a report on graduation rates in public universities and community colleges. It doesn’t look good.

  • Fewer than 1/5th of students earn their bachelor’s degree in four years…
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