Diplomas Count

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    Education Week: NC graduation rate 38th in nation

    Today, Education Week officially released their newest edition of “Diplomas Count.”  The report includes state-by-state graduation rates, which are calculated by Education Week (using the Cumulative Promotion Index method) and reflect those of the class of 2010. North Carolina’s 71.7 percent rate was lower than the national average of 74.7 percent…
    Terry Stoops, June 6, 2013
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    Education Week: NC earns a C+

    Speaking of grades, Education Week released their annual Diplomas Count publication earlier this week. North Carolina earned a score of 77.7, good enough for a C+ grade.  Our state’s score was slightly higher than the national average (76.9) and placed North Carolina 21st out of 50 states and…
    Terry Stoops, January 11, 2013
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    Education Week: NC 43rd in graduation rate

    Diplomas Count 2012, a publication of Education Week, was released yesterday.  As usual, the publication includes graduation rates for all 50 states and the District and Columbia.  The following is the latest state-by-state graduation rates available:   State  Class of 2009 Class of 1999  Change NEW JERSEY  87.4  76.3…
    Terry Stoops, June 8, 2012
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    Graduation rate mystery

    You may have read reports that North Carolina’s graduation rate for African-American students was “the third best in the country at 72.3 percent.” The statistic came from the 2011 Diplomas Count report, an annual report published by Education Week.  Education Week examined graduation rates from 1998 to 2008,…
    Terry Stoops, June 8, 2011
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    North Carolina posts large increase in 10-year graduation rate

    Education Week‘s Diplomas Count 2011 study tracked statewide graduation rate increases from 1998-2008.  North Carolina’s increase (15.4 percent) was second only to Tennessee (20.0 percent) and far outpaced the national average (6.1 percent).  New York, Florida, and New Jersey round out the top five states. North Carolina posted an…
    Terry Stoops, June 7, 2011
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    CMS part of “dropout epicenter”

    According to Education Week‘s Diplomas Count 2011 study, 25 school systems “account for one in every five nongraduates nationwide for the class of 2011.”  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) just makes the list with 4,787 projected nongraduates.  New York City and Los Angeles public schools top the list with 39,669 and…
    Terry Stoops, June 7, 2011