As DeMichael Hall walked across the stage to accept his diploma, the crowd at Hopkinsville High School cheered and screamed his name. Several teachers cried.
Education Week’s 2013 “Diploma Counts” report shows the Kentucky graduation rate is among the most improved in the nation. The rate moved from 63.7 percent for the class of 2000 to 77.2 percent for the class of 2010 (the latest data available), an increase of 13.5 points and the third most improved among all states. During the same time the [...]