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Record High School Graduation Rate Is Not Meaningful

Record High School Graduation Rate Is Not Meaningful

By WSN Editorial Board

October 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The number of high schoolers graduating on time is not an accurate measurement of the success of the nation’s education system, or its future workforce.

University of Texas to initiate financial aid program

University of Texas to initiate financial aid program

October 24, 2012


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The University of Texas at Austin will initiate a program next year for 200 incoming freshman that will reduce student loans if they graduate in four years. The two main goals of the pilot program are to encourage students to graduate more quickly and to help reduce student loans. The university’s...

Foreign-born students have higher graduation rates than American born students

Foreign-born students have higher graduation rates than American born students

September 17, 2012


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A recent study found that immigrant students have slightly higher high school graduation rates than American students. The report, which was conducted by a non-partisan group called Independent Budget Office that monitors the New York City budget and school system, surveyed 72,500 students in the cla...