Education Secretary Margaret Spellings announced a goal of unifying the formula for determining high school graduation and drop-out rates across the United States. This has been a source of tension for years, with many localities accused of under-reporting drop-outs. Find out what’s behind the move, and what we know about dropout rates in our region.


  • Ana Sol Gutierrez Maryland State Delegates (D- Dist. 18, Montgomery County); former member of Montgomery County Board of Education
  • Chris Swanson Director, Editorial Projects in Education Research Center

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