Graduation Rate en High School Grad Rate Hits All-Time High <p>It’s hard to find bad news in <a href="">this year’s graduation report</a> from the Department of Public Instruction. More than 83 percent of high school students who began as freshmen four years ago graduated in four years or less. That’s up two points from last year - the previous all-time high.</p><p>Since 2006, the four-year graduation rate has gone up 15 points.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:14:57 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20428 at High School Grad Rate Hits All-Time High Dropping Back In <p>North Carolina’s high school graduation rate is inching up. For the first time last year, the state ranked better than the national average. But still, about 1 in 4 high school students in the state drops out. And in a knowledge-based economy, those without at least a high school diploma are highly likely to struggle the rest of their lives.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7087 at Duke Leads ACC Grad Rates <p>Duke is leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in a statistic not frequently reported in the sports pages. The Blue Devils topped the league in the percentage of student-athletes who graduated in 6 years.</p><p>97 percent of the student-athletes who came to Duke in 2004 graduated by 2010. That ties Boston College for the best rate in the ACC. The NCAA graduation rate does not take into account student-athletes who leave school in good academic standing.</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:30:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7308 at Cumberland Schools Beckoning Back Dropouts <p>Social workers in Cumberland County are contacting high school dropouts this summer in an attempt to bring them back to class. Natasha Scott is the district's executive director of student services. She says her department is looking up every dropout and contacting them individually before the next school year.<br> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:45:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8496 at Perdue Touts Grad Rates <p></p><p style="line-height: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Governor Bev Perdue and state education officials are touting the state’s improved high school graduation rate&nbsp; - and criticizing Republicans for making cuts.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8692 at Perdue Touts Grad Rates