In 2013, Louisiana’s graduation rate reached an all-time high of nearly 74%, but four parishes have dropout rates below 60 percent and twenty parishes saw an increase in their dropout numbers in 2012. And despite significant improvements in some cases, graduation still is not the norm even among middle- and high-income students in Louisiana.
According tothe 2014 Building a GradNation report, the country's public schools have reached a milestone of an 80 percent graduation rate. To meet the goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the Class of 2020 will take a concerted, cross-sector effort to close graduation gaps and ensure all students have the educational opportunities and experiences that can take them into college and career.
Economic Benefits of Increasing the High School Graduation Rate for Public Shool Students -- Alliance for Excellent Education
Louisiana graduation rates – Rates by parish compiled by La. Dept. of Ed.
"A Future at Risk" -- Analysis of Louisiana’s dropout problems and solutions by Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana
2014 Building a GradNation report – National report released by Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center, America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Educational Resources -- Free access to 18,000+ videos via LPB
Classroom Resources -- Provided by American Graduate
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