In American high schools, dropout rates are at an all-time low, and graduation rates are at an all-time high. 86% of the class of 2014 graduated successfully, while 7% dropped out. Graduation rates for Latino students, in particular, have risen dramatically.
In yesterday’s The Atlantic, writer Janie Boschma discussed this heartening state of affairs and the complex set of factors which helped create it – from No Child Left Behind to the recession to active parent-teacher engagement. You can read her full analysis here.