On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle looks at the latest graduation rate estimates from Education Week (and Dropout Nation‘s own estimates) and notes that we still have ways to go in helping all kids succeed. While fewer kids are dropping out, far too many kids are not getting the strong, comprehensive, and challenging college-preparatory curricula they need for lifelong success. And it will take more than just enacting Common Core standards to make this a reality.

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