Ed Week Examines ESSA Impact on High School Graduation Rates

Ed Week Examines ESSA Impact on High School Graduation Rates

August 25, 2017

Education Week’s Catherine Gewertz writes that a “little-noticed change in the country’s main federal education law could force many states to lower their high school graduation rates, a politically explosive move no state would relish.” Indiana is “the first state to be caught in the crosshairs” of ESSA’s language, but others are sure to follow. The resulting debate “could throw a sharp spotlight on a topic that’s been lurking in the wings: the wildly varying levels of accomplishment signified by a high school diploma.”