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28
Jul

Great Interview with Beneficiary and Coordinator

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The U.S. Secretary of Education recently recognized Alabama for having one of the nation’s steepest increases in high school graduation rates. Birmingham City Schools’ rate increased even more - up roughly 23 percent in the last four years. The latest data reported to the state education department puts the system’s rate at 79 percent - just below the national average. Regardless of that and larger questions about what the diplomas actually mean, having that piece of paper is helpful. For an NPR project, WBHM’s education reporter Dan Carsen sat down with James Hanks.

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27
Jul

On Track To A 90 Percent Graduation Rate In Alabama

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Without Birmingham's Dropout Recovery Program, James Hanks says, he'd likely be "sitting at home doing nothing, or in the streets getting into trouble."

Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/06/07/411777338/on-track-to-a-90-per...

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26
Feb

B.C. Rain Graduation Rates Nearly Double

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MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The graduation rate at B.C. Rain High School has improved significantly. The goal for the entire Mobile County Public School system is an 80 percent graduation rate. B.C. Rain High school exceeded the system wide goal with an 85 percent graduation rate.

"The biggest thing is changing the mentality," said Assistant Principal Melanie Lewis. "We have high expectations and when you have high expectations, they're going to meet them."

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30
Dec

How Huffman High School's graduation rate shot up 50 points in 4 years

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By Madison Underwood | MUnderwood@AL.com

URL: http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/12/heres_how_huffman_hi...

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Despite losing a superintendent this year, the Birmingham City School system saw crucial gains in its graduation rate.

That rate improved from 66 percent to 78 percent over the past year. Over the last four years, graduation rates are up a dramatic 23 percentage points.

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