Rise in Graduation Rates Signal Gains in Fight Against the Dropout Epidemic

The U.S. graduation rate increased from 72 percent in 2002 to 75 percent in 2008 while the number of “dropout factory” high schools fell by13 percent – several of which were schools from lower-income, urban and rural districts that were previously thought by many to be hopeless.Read the America’s Promise Alliance report, Building a Grad Nation, and learn more about the dropout epidemic. 01/10/2011