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How Florida’s Graduation Rates Compare To The Nation

Florida’s graduation rate increased by five percentage points between the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years, according to new U.S. Department of Education graduation rate data released today. But despite the improving rate, just six states and the District of Columbia have a lower graduation rate than Florida —the same number as last year. The bright […]

2012-2013 Florida High School Grades

The Florida Department of Education released 2013 high school grades, part of the state’s school accountability system. The data includes each component of the school’s score and demographic data.

Newsweek: Florida Boasts 115 Of The Nation’s Best Public High Schools

More than 100 Florida public high schools are among America’s best — including the second-best high school in the country — according to Newsweek. The magazine ranks the country’s top 2,000 public high schools each year. Newsweek says the winners are “those that have proven to be most effective in turning out college-ready grads.” The […]

Program Focusing On “Dropout Factories” Adds Schools In Miami

A program designed to turn around at-risk schools and students has expanded in Miami schools. Diplomas Now is based on research by Johns Hopkins University professor Robert Balfanz. He found that a sixth grader who exhibits just one of four warning signs is 75 percent more likely to drop out of high school. From Diplomas […]

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