A special announcement from Education Week. Check out the interactive mapping tool.
The 2nd Annual Diplomas Count is here. Produced with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this eye-opening report is now available online at edweek.org. During our edweek.org Open House, you can access the whole report for FREE! The report examines college and career readiness and provides the most accurate and far-reaching analysis of high school graduation policies and trends. While you’re at it, be sure to check out some of our past reports and our most recent edition of Technology Counts.
Some things you shouldn’t miss in this year’s Diplomas Count:
- A national snapshot of graduating high school students in the Executive Summary.
- Feature stories, commentaries, and analyses such as: What it takes to graduate for the class of 2007 - By Sterling C. Lloyd
‘Soft Skills’ in Big Demand: Interest in teaching students interpersonal skills needed for success in life is on the rise. - By Catherine Gewertz
Learning and Earning: An analysis that shows the relationship between education and pay. - By Christopher B. Swanson
Access to Opportunity: Skilled workers for the jobs of the future are in short supply, risking further expansion of the American family-income divide. - By Anthony P. Carnevale
Our totally new edweek maps tool allows you to map graduation rates by school district. You can see how your district compares to other districts in your area and nationwide. This great tool gives you access to incredible amounts of information right at your fingertips!
Remember, our doors will be wide open through June 25. That means you’ll have access to everything our premium subscribers see daily for a full two weeks!
If you like what you see on edweek.org, get even more by adding a 4-week trial subscription to Education Week. This trial offer of 4 weeks of print and online access is available for only a short time at: http://enews.edweek.org/GoNow/a15864a167576a424495831a8.
Tell your colleagues about the complete, FREE access to Diplomas Count and our Open House!
See you there,
Virginia B. Edwards
Editor and Publisher