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    Majority missed at least six weeks of school, graduated anyway

    Investigative journalists discovered that a school where “every senior got into college” allowed students with numerous unexcused absences to graduate. An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that Ballou High School’s administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences. We reviewed hundreds of pages of…
    Terry Stoops, November 28, 2017
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    More graduates? Thank the poor economy

    From an editorial that appeared in the News & Observer, Educators cite a variety of reasons – from aggressive student-retention programs to the decline in teenage pregnancies – but the sluggish economy appears to be the biggest reason our public-school graduation rate is the highest in more than 30…
    Terry Stoops, January 24, 2013