Tag: Florida graduation rates

Fla. House bill would make it harder for schools to hide dropouts

Students who leave traditional public schools for alternative charter schools or private providers would still count against their original school’s graduation rate under legislation prepared for a Florida House committee. The draft legislation emerged Friday, days after state education officials said they were investigating whether districts inflated their graduation rates[Read More…]

Education Week: Florida No. 2 in improving high school graduation rates

Florida’s high school graduation rate rocketed 23 percentage points to 72.9 percent between 2000 and 2010, putting the Sunshine State at No. 2 among states for progress over that span but still behind the national average, according to a new national report. Only Tennessee did better, with a 31.5 percentage[Read More…]