The District’s Class of 2017 set a record-high graduation rate: 73 percent. And then, the truth came out. An investigation found that students across D.C. were receiving diplomas in spite of chronic absences.

One year later, what has this scandal meant for students and teachers in the District? And where does the graduation rate stand for the Class of 2018?


  • Perry Stein Education Reporter, Washington Post; @PerryStein
  • Latisha Chisholm Special Education Coordinator, Anacostia High School
  • Maya Branch 2017 Graduate, Benjamin Banneker High School
  • David Grosso Member, D.C. Council (I-At Large); @cmdgrosso

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