The Alliance for Excellent Education has explored rising high school graduation rates and low levels of postsecondary readiness among traditionally underserved students in the forthcoming report, Paper Thin? Why All High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal. 

The report, to be released on July 27, analyzes the degree to which traditionally underserved students graduate from high school having earned a college- and career-ready diploma in comparison with their peers for the Class of 2014. The analysis reveals that while many states offer students multiple pathways to a diploma, not all pathways align with college- and career-ready expectations.

During this webinar, panelists will discuss key findings from the newly released report; highlight state policies that support a college- and career-ready agenda for all students;discuss the economic implications for traditionally underserved students;discuss how Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans can reflect a college- and career-ready accountability measure; and provide recommendations that states and local school districts can take to ensure more students are graduating from high school ready for college and a career.