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Graduation improvement: One school’s sucess story for us to follow

Sent to us by Diane Benjamin T.C. Williams High School may be best known outside the Washington, D.C. area as the setting for the Denzel Washington movie Remember the Titans (ironically filmed here at the former Shamrock Middle School), but … Continue reading

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2013 graduation rates have been released

The Georgia Department of Education has released the graduation rates for 2013: Georgia’s High School Graduation Rate Continues to Increase MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358, mcardoza@gadoe.org December 11, 2013 – Georgia’s 2013 public high school graduation … Continue reading

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In response to newly calculated graduation rates

We recently published a post titled, “DeKalb’s graduation rate under the new state formula: 58.65%” which listed graduation rates school by school in DeKalb. The new calculations showed that Cross Keys graduation rate plummeted from 85.1% to 48.34% using the … Continue reading

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DeKalb’s graduation rate under the new state formula: 58.65%

In the past, DeKalb’s published graduation rate was usually in the 80th percentile.  But that number was simply calculated using the number of graduates vs the number of seniors who began that school year.  It was hardly an indicator of … Continue reading

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